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BrdU (bromodeoxyuridine)

  • Product Code: A205P
  • Size: 250 µg
  • Price (USD): $309

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Data Sheet

Product Name

BrdU (bromodeoxyuridine)


sheep anti BrdU, Bromodeoxyuridine





Product Type

Polyclonal Antibody




Western Blot, Immunoprecipitation, Immunohistochemistry


Ammonium Sulfate Precipitation


250 µg

Price (USD)



Bromodexyuridine (BrdU) is a thymidine analog which is selectively incorporated into the DNA of proliferating cells to provide a marker for the DNA being replicated. The number of proliferating cells can then be detected in cell lysates, tissue sections or suspensions using an antibody specific for the BrdU. Previous methods of detecting DNA included the use of [3H]-thymidine which would be incorporated into the DNA and could then the DNA could be quantified by autoradiography or scintillation counting. These methods are more difficult and require more cleanup due to the radioactive material. An immunohistochemical assay provides a much simpler and cleaner method for detecting DNA in cells. This antibody is also useful for detecting proliferating cells by flow cytometry or immunofluorescence staining.


Bromodeoxyuridine conjugated to Helix Pomatia Haemocyanin.


Provided as solution in phosphate buffered saline with 0.08% sodium azide

Customer Storage

Product should be stored at -20ºC. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles


1. Nakamura, S., et al. Application of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) and anti-BrdU monoclonal antibody for the in vivo analysis of proliferative characteristics of human leukemia cells in bone marrows. Oncology 1991, 48, 285-289 2. Wilson, G., Cell kinetic studies using a monoclonal antibody to bromodeoxyuridine. Methods Mol. Biol. 1998, 80, 255-266 3. Gray, J. (Ed), Special Issue: Monoclonal antibodies against bromodeoxyuridine Cytometry 1985, Vol. 6(6)

Product Specific References

This product has been used in:

1. Robert K Dempsey, et al., 'Stroke-induced progenitor cell proliferation in adult spontaneously hypertensive rat brain: effect of exogenoug IGF-1 and GDNF' Journal of Neurochemistry 2003, 87, , 586-597