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Anti-Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Antibody

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biological source


Quality Level

antibody form

purified immunoglobulin

antibody product type

primary antibodies



species reactivity

human, rat, chicken




ELISA: suitable
immunohistochemistry: suitable
western blot: suitable

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

Gene Information

human ... BDNF(627)


Recognizes Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). Neutralizes BDNF, but not other neurotrophins. By one site ELISA, less than 1% cross-reactivity against mouse NGF, recombinant human NT3 or neurotrophin 4. The antibody was tested on human and rat derived samples, but based on sequence similarity it is expected to react with mouse and other mammalian species. The peptide sequences of human, rat and mouse BDNF are identical.


Recombinant Human Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF).


500 μg


Anti-Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Antibody detects level of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor & has been published & validated for use in ELISA, IH, FUNC & WB.
Immunohistochemistry: 1-5 μg/mL (see suggested protocol).

Immunoblotting: 1-5 μg/mL we recommend preparing the BDNF samples for western blot by the method of Semba-Katoh, R (J. Neurochem. 69(1):34-42, 1997) because BDNF is not easily extracted in standard buffers. Dissected tissues should be homogenized in 10 volumes of 100mM phosphate buffer containing 1mM EDTA, 2M guanidine hydrochloride (pH7.2), and three protease inhibitors, 10mM N-ethylmaleimide, 0.36mM pepstatin, and 1mM PMSF. Homogenates are then sonicated and centrifuged at 46K x g for 30 minutes at 4°C. BDNF migrates as ~12-18kDa monomer, with a 28-30kDa homodimer in most samples.

ELISA: 1-5 μg/mL

Inhibition of biological activity in vitro: Complete inhibition of BDNF activity on embryonic chick sensory neurons occurs at 1-5 μg/mL. Biological inhibition protocols can be found in Finn et al. (J. Neurocytol. 15:169-176, 1986).
BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY: Neutralizes BDNF, but not other neurotrophins.

Use neat for in vivo studies.

Optimal working dilutions must be determined by end user.
Research Category
Research Sub Category
Neurochemistry & Neurotrophins

Neuroinflammation & Pain

Target description

~12-18kDa monomer, with a 28-30kDa homodimer in most samples.

Physical form

Format: Purified
Protein G Purified
Protein G Purified immunoglobulin. Lyophilized from PBS, no preservatives. Reconstitute with 500 μL of sterile distilled water.

Storage and Stability

Maintain lyophilized material at -20 to -70°C for up to 12 months after date of receipt. After reconstitution maintain at -20°C in undiluted aliquots for up to 6 months. Glycerol (1:1) can be added for additional stability. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

Analysis Note

Brain tissue

Other Notes

Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.

Legal Information

CHEMICON is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


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Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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