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Anti-Peripherin Antibody, clone 8G2

culture supernatant, clone 8G2, Chemicon®

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Anti-NEF4, Anti-PRPH1

biological source


Quality Level


antibody form

culture supernatant

antibody product type

primary antibodies


8G2, monoclonal

species reactivity

pig, rat, bovine, human, mouse




immunocytochemistry: suitable
immunohistochemistry: suitable
western blot: suitable




not suitable for immunohistochemistry (Paraffin)

NCBI accession no.

UniProt accession no.

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dry ice

target post-translational modification


Gene Information

human ... PRPH2(5961)

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immunocytochemistry: suitable, immunohistochemistry: suitable, western blot: suitable


immunohistochemistry: suitable, indirect ELISA: suitable, microarray: suitable, western blot: 0.5-1.0 μg/mL using total cell extract from rat PC12 cells


immunohistochemistry: suitable, western blot: suitable


immunocytochemistry: suitable, immunofluorescence: suitable, immunohistochemistry: suitable (paraffin), western blot: suitable

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General description

Peripherin is a ~57kDa intermediate filament subunit found initially in sensory neurons of the peripheral nervous systems. Subsequently it was found in some sensory and other neurons of the central nervous system and also in PC12 cells. Peripherin is also expressed in certain neuroendocrine tumors and in the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. Peripherin belongs to the Class III family of intermediate filament subunits which includes vimentin, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and desmin. Antibodies to peripherin can be used in identifying, classifying, and studying neurons throughout the nervous system. Peripherin is also a good diagnostic marker for ballooned axons seen in Lou Gehrig′s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and some neuronally derived tumors. Autoantibodies to peripherin are frequently seen in the sera of patients with diabetes. Peripherin is not related to peripherin/RDS, a protein of the photoreceptor outer membrane mutations of which are causative of certain forms of slow retinal degeneration.


Recognizes Peripherin. Strong staining on rat, mouse, human, pig and cow peripherin. Does not work on chicken or other more distantly related species, which may lack peripherin.


Electrophoretically pure trp-E-peripherin fusion protein [Dev. Brain Res. (1990). 57:235-248] containing all but the 4 N-terminal amino acids of rat peripherin. Fusion protein purified from bacterial inclusion bodies by DEAE-cellulose chromatography in 6M urea followed by preparative SDS-PAGE


Anti-Peripherin Antibody, clone 8G2 is an antibody against Peripherin for use in IC, IH & WB.
Immunocytochemistry: 4% PFA fixed cells (5 minutes) or acetone is recommended.

Immunohistochemisty: light PFA fixation is necessary as 8G2 is sensitive to heavy formalin fixation. Antigen recovery is enhanced with 0.1% triton in the block only. 1:25-1:200

Immunoblotting: The antibody is clean and specific for the expected 57kDa band on Western blots.

Optimal working dilutions must be determined by end user.
Research Category
Research Sub Category
Sensory & PNS

Neuronal & Glial Markers

Target description


Physical form

UnPurified mouse culture supernatant containing no preservatives.

Storage and Stability

Maintain for 12 months 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.

Analysis Note

Rat sensory neurons, rat spinal cord homogenate and peripheral nerve homogenate

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

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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E S Athlan et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 272(49), 31073-31078 (1998-01-10)
Formation of protein dimers involving alpha-internexin, peripherin, and the neurofilament (NF) proteins NFH, NFM, and NFL was investigated by partial renaturation of various combinations of individually purified subunits in buffered 2 M urea. Oligomers that were formed were resolved by
Wei Lin et al.
Neuroscience bulletin, 37(9), 1289-1302 (2021-06-03)
Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) is a member of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily. It is widely distributed in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Whether and how GDF-15 modulates nociceptive signaling remains unclear. Behaviorally, we found that peripheral GDF-15
Leah R Reznikov et al.
American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology, 316(1), L131-L143 (2018-11-09)
Acute airway acidification is a potent stimulus of sensory nerves and occurs commonly with gastroesophageal reflux disease, cystic fibrosis, and asthma. In infants and adults, airway acidification can acutely precipitate asthma-like symptoms, and treatment-resistant asthma can be associated with gastroesophageal
Niliksha Gunewardene et al.
Stem cells international, 2016, 1781202-1781202 (2016-03-12)
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) may serve as an autologous source of replacement neurons in the injured cochlea, if they can be successfully differentiated and reconnected with residual elements in the damaged auditory system. Here, we explored the potential of
R C Larivière et al.
Journal of neurochemistry, 81(3), 525-532 (2002-06-18)
Peripherin is a type III intermediate filament (IF) abundantly expressed in developing neurons, but in the adult, it is primarily found in neurons extending to the peripheral nervous system. It has been suggested that peripherin may play a role in

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