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AB951-I Sigma-Aldrich

Anti-Neuron Specific Enolase Antibody

clone, from rabbit

Synonym: Gamma-enolase, 2-phospho-D-glycerate hydro-lyase, Enolase 2, Neural enolase, Neuron-specific enolase, NSE

  •  eCl@ss 32160702

  •  NACRES NA.41



Related Categories Alphabetical Index, Antibodies, NE-NI, Primary Antibodies
clone   polyclonal
biological source   rabbit
application(s)   immunohistochemistry: suitable (paraffin)
  western blot: suitable
species reactivity   mouse, mouse, human, rat, rat, human
species reactivity (predicted by homology)   bovine (based on 100% sequence homology)
shipped in   wet ice
Quality Level   100
antibody product type   primary antibodies
NCBI accession no.   NP_001966
UniProt accession no.   P09104


General description

The glycolytic enzyme enolase (2-phospho-D-glycerate hydrolase, E.C. is composed of two subunits and exists in three molecular forms in human brain: non-neuronal enolase (NNE; alpha, alpha′-enolase), neuron-specific enolase (NSE; gamma,gamma′-enolase, also known as 14-3-2 protein and NSP) and the short-lived heterodimer alpha, gamma′-enolase. The neuron specific form is a highly acidic homodimeric protin of 78kDa, which has been found in central and peripheral nervous elements and also in many neuroendocrine cells and derivative tumors. NSE is regarded as the best described serum marker for small cell lung cancer. In addition, the measurement of NSE levels in both serum and cerebrospinal fluid following cerebral ischaemia and traumatic head injury provides a reliable laboratory indicator of the degree of brain cell damage and may allow early prediction of prognostic outcome.


This antibody recognizes a region near the N-terminus of Neuron Specific Enolase.


Epitope: Near N-terminus

KLH-conjugated linear peptide corresponding to the near N-terminus of human Neuron Specific Enolase.


Anti-Neuron Specific Enolase Antibody is a highly specific rabbit polyclonal antibody, that targets Neuron-Specific Enolase & has been tested in western blotting & IHC (Paraffin).

Immunohistochemistry Analysis: A 1:100 dilution from a representative lot detected in Neuron Specific Enolase in human thalamus tissue and glioma sections.

Research Category

Research Sub Category
Developmental Neuroscience

Target description

~47 kDa observed. Cat. No. AB951, Anti-Neuron Specific Enolase detects Alpha Enolase (ENO1) at ~39kDa However, Neuron Specific Enolase has been observed at ~48 kDa (Braus, B., K., et al (2008). Vet Immunol Immunopathol 124(1-2):177-183.; Feo, S., et al. (2000). FEBS Lett. 473(1):47-52.).

Physical form

Format: Purified

Protein A Purfied

Purified rabbit polyclonal in buffer containing 0.1 M Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 150 mM NaCl with 0.05% sodium azide.

Storage and Stability

Stable for 1 year at 2-8°C from date of receipt.


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.


Evaluated by Western Blotting in rat brain tissue lysate.

Western Blotting Analysis: 1 µg/mL of this antibody detected Neuron Specific Enolase in 10 µg of rat brain tissue lysate.


Replaces: AB951

Analysis Note

Rat brain tissue lysate

Other Notes

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

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