Bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) is a thymidine analog that, when added exogenously, is incorporated into DNA during DNA synthesis. Anti-bromodeoxyuridine monoclonal antibody is used to label proliferating cells that have incorporated BrdU. This immunological detection scheme has several advantages over the use of radioactive thymidine incorporation for identifying cells undergoing replication. Labeling and detection can be performed the same day instead of waiting several days, as required for autoradiography of tritium-labeled cells, and the necessity of using multiple specimens for obtaining the optimal exposure time is eliminated. In addition, anti-bromodeoxyuridine staining with flow cytometric analysis allows multiple parameters to be evaluated simultaneously.
Clone BU-1 specifically binds to bromodeoxyuridine with 10% crossreactivity toward iodouridine (10%). Clone BU-1 does not crossreact with fluorodeoxyuridine or any endogenous cellular components such as thymidine or uridine.
Research Sub Category
Cell Cycle, DNA Replication & Repair
Epigenetics & Nuclear Function
Use mouse monoclonal Anti-BrdU Antibody, clone BU-1, validated in Flow Cytometry, Immunocytochemistry, and Immunohistochemistry for the detection of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU).
Although originally reported to stain nuclear DNA BrdU incorporation in ethanol-fixed cells without acid or base denaturation, this property was later attributed to the DNase activity present in a mycoplasma-contaminated BU-1 hybridoma culture supernatant used (Gonchoroff, N.J., et al. (1986). J. Immunol. Methods. 93(1):97-101; Greipp, P.R., et al. (1985). Am. J. Hematol. 20(3):289-292). Please include an appropriate DNA denaturation step during sample preparation prior to immunostaining using this product.
Hybridoma culture supernatant from a perfusion system, filtered through a 0.2 micron membrane prior to vialing. Product contains 20% FBS and Ciprofloxacin at a final concentration of 10 μg/mL. Possible mycoplasma risk contained within this product. Use appropriate measures to prevent cell line infection/contamination.
Storage and Stability
Maintain for 1 year at -20°C from date of shipment. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
Brdu treated cells
Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.
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