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  • : MAB353
  • : 100 μg
  • : Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.

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Mouse anti-Nestin (Catalogue No. MAB353). Immunolocalization of Nestin in mouse brain sections (hippocampus, CA3 region) from 21 day old mice 72 hrs a...

Anti-Nestin Antibody, clone rat-401

Species Reactivity Key Applications Host Format Antibody Type
M, R, not H ICC, IHC, IH(P), WB Mouse Purified Monoclonal Antibody
Anti-Nestin Antibody, clone rat-401
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Trade Name:
Chemicon (Millipore)
Rodent Nestin protein confirmed with rat and mouse. Rat-401 is not reactive with human nestin protein.
Molecular Weight:
200-220 kDa
Nestin purified from embryonic rat spinal cord.
Background Information:
Nestin, a large intermediate filament protein (class Type VI) expressed during development and in myotendinous and neuromuscular junctions. Nestin expression is restricted, typically disappearing by E18. Nestin is thought to be a reasonable neuronal marker; however, recent studies have found nestin expression in other cell types such as endothelial cells (Mokry and Nemecek, 1998). Nestin identifies the most primitive neuroepithelium but also identifies many other embryonic tissues, so it is not specific for CNS. Nestin expression is seen in almost all GBMs (Glioblastoma mulitformes) and many melanomas (both primary and metastatic) but not in any metastatic carcinomas.
Species Reactivity:
  • Mouse
  • Rat
Non-Reactive Species:
Application Notes:
Western Blot:
200-220 kDa in reducing gels of newborn rat or mouse cell extracts. Note that nestin was originally reported (erroneously) to migrate at approximately 440 kDa by SDS-PAGE (Kachinsky, 1995).
For Westerns, prepare samples by boiling in 4 volumes of 125 mM Tris, pH 6.8, 10% 2-mercaptoethanol, 10% glycerol and 4.6% SDS. 5% PAGE gels are suggested. Block membranes with milk or BSA. Do not dilute primary antibody in buffer containing milk. Freezing and thawing of samples or samples not stored at -85°C will show breakdown of nestin sometimes into multiple fragments.

1:20-1:200 dilution of a previous lot was used. Perfuse tissue with 4% paraformaldehyde at pH 7.4 for light microscopy or with either 4% paraformaldehyde at pH 10.0 or 4% paraformaldehyde with 0.1% glutaraldehyde at pH 7.4 for EM. Suitable for frozen or paraffin-embedded sections.

1:20-1:200 dilution of a previous lot was used. Fix cells in 4% paraformaldehyde buffered with 50 mM sodium borate at pH 9.5.

Optimal working dilutions and protocols must be determined by end user.
Mouse embryonic brain tissue
Quality Assurance:
Nestin (cat. # MAB353, Clone 401) staining of Mouse Pancreas, tissue was pretreated with citrate buffer, pH 6.0. A previous lot of this antibody was diluted to 1.25 µg/mL, using IHC-Select® detection with HRP-DAB. Immunoreactivity is detected in the islets of Langerhans.
Optimal Staining of Nestin Monoclonal Antibody: Mouse Pancreas
Purification Method:
Protein A purfied
Purified mouse monoclonal IgG1 in buffer containing 0.09% sodium azide.
Storage Conditions:
Stable for 1 year at 2-8ºC from date of receipt.
UniProt Number:
Entrez Gene Number:
Gene Symbol:
  • NES
  • ORFNames=Nbla00170
  • FLJ21841
  • Nbla00170
Alternate Names:
Usage Statement:
Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.
Key Applications:
  • Immunocytochemistry
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin)
  • Western Blotting
Entrez Gene Summary:
Nestin is an intermediate filament protein that was first identified with a monoclonal antibody by Hockfield and McKay (1985) [PubMed 4078630]. It is expressed predominantly in stem cells of the central nervous system in the neural tube. Upon terminal neural differentiation, nestin is downregulated and replaced by neurofilaments.[supplied by OMIM]
UniProt Summary:
FUNCTION: SwissProt: P48681 # May play a role in the trafficking and distribution of IF proteins and potentially other cellular factors to daughter cells during progenitor cell division (By similarity).
SIZE: 1621 amino acids; 177439 Da
SUBUNIT: Interacts with FHOD3 (By similarity).
DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE: Upon terminal neural differentiation, nestin is down-regulated and replaced by neurofilaments.
SIMILARITY: SwissProt: P48681 ## Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
Brand Family:
Product Name:
Anti-Nestin Antibody, clone rat-401
Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.
Antibody Type:
Monoclonal Antibody
100 μg
Target / Localization:
Detect Nestin using this Anti-Nestin Antibody, clone rat-401 validated for use in IC, IH, IH(P) & WB.

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