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Mouse anti Bromodeoxyuridine/BrdU, conjugated to Horse Radish Peroxidase

Catalogue number: MUB0200L2

Product Type Primary Antibodies
Application Immunocytochemistry
Immunohistochemistry (frozen)
Immunohistochemistry (paraffin)
The immunocytochemical detection of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) incorporated into DNA is a powerful tool to study the cytokinetics of normal and neoplastic cells. In vitro or in vivo labeling of tumor cells with the thymidine analogue BrdU and the subsequent detection of incorporated BrdU with specific anti-BrdU monoclonal antibodies is an accurate and comprehensive method to quantitate the degree of DNA-synthesis. BrdU is incorporated into the newly synthezised DNA of the S-phase cells and can thus provide an estimate for the fraction of cells in S-phase. Also dynamic proliferative information (such as the S-phase transit rate and the potential doubling time) can be obtained, by means of bivariate BrdU/DNA flow cytometric analysis.

Each vial contains 1ml HRP-conjugated anti-BrdU monoclonal antibody in PBS containing 0.1% BSA. Approximately 100 tests.

IIB5 is a mouse monoclonal IgG1 antibody derived by fusion of SP2/0-Ag14 mouse myeloma cells with spleen cells from a BALB/c mouse intraperitoneally immunized with BrdU conjugated to bovine serum albumin.

Each vial contains 1ml HRP-conjugated anti-BrdU monoclonal antibody in PBS containing 0.1% BSA. Approximately 100 tests.

IIB5-HRP is suitable for immunocytochemistry of cell cultures, and immunohistochemistry on frozen and paraffin embedded tissues. Optimal antibody dilutions for the different applications should be determined by titration.

IIB5-HRP reacts with bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) also when incorporated into nuclear DNA.The antibody is known to cross-react with Iododeoxyuridine (IdU). Although we have no specific information concerning chlorodeoxyuridine (CldU), it is to be expected that also this antigen is recognized by IIB5.

The antibody is shipped at ambient temperature and may be stored at +4°C. For prolonged storage prepare appropriate aliquots and store at or below -20°C. Prior to use, an aliquot is thawed slowly in the dark at ambient temperature, spun down again and used to prepare working dilutions by adding sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.2). Repeated thawing and freezing should be avoided. Working dilutions should be stored at +4°C, not refrozen, and preferably used the same day. If a slight precipitation occurs upon storage, this should be removed by centrifugation. It will not affect the performance or the concentration of the product.

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2. Tinnemans, M. M., Schutte, B., Lenders, M. H., Ten Velde, G. P., Ramaekers, F. C., and Blijham, G. H. (1993). Cytokinetic analysis of lung cancer by in vivo bromodeoxyuridine labelling, Br J Cancer 67, 1217-22. 3.
3. Schutte, B., Tinnemans M.M.F.J., Pijpers, G.F.P., Lenders, M.J.H. and Ramaekers, F. (1995). Three parameter flow cytometric analysis for simultaneous detection of cytokeratin, proliferation associated antigens and DNA content. Cytometry 21, 177-86. 4.
4. van Engeland, M., Kuijpers, H. J., Ramaekers, F. C., Reutelingsperger, C. P., and Schutte, B. (1997). Plasma membrane alterations and cytoskeletal changes in apoptosis. Exp Cell Res 235, 421-430. 5.
5. Schutte, B., Nieland, L., van Engeland, M., Henfling, M. E., Meijer, L., and Ramaekers, F. C. (1997). The effect of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor olomoucine on cell cycle kinetics. Exp Cell Res 236, 4-15.

This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals. This datasheet is as accurate as reasonably achievable, but Nordic-MUbio accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.

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Mouse anti Bromodeoxyuridine/BrdU, conjugated to Horse Radish Peroxidase


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