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Anti-Nestin Antibody, clone 8B8, ZooMAb® Rabbit Monoclonal

Green Alternative Antibody Enhanced Validation

recombinant, expressed in HEK 293 cells

Synonym: NES



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product line   ZooMAb® learn more
conjugate   unconjugated
clone   8B8, monoclonal
  recombinant monoclonal
biological source   rabbit (recombinant)
application(s)   immunocytochemistry: suitable using 1:100
  immunohistochemistry: suitable using 1:100
  western blot: suitable using 1:1,000
species reactivity   human
mol wt   calculated mol wt 177.44 kDa
  observed mol wt ~ _220 kDa
enhanced validation   recombinant expression
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form   lyophilized
shipped in   ambient
storage temp.   2-8°C
packaging   antibody small pack of 25 μL
antibody form   purified antibody
isotype   IgG
recombinant   expressed in HEK 293 cells
antibody product type   primary antibodies
greener alternative product characteristics   Waste Prevention
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UniProt accession no.   P48681
Gene Information   human ... NES(10763)


General description

ZooMAb antibodies represent an entirely new generation of recombinant monoclonal antibodies.

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Clone 8B8 is a ZooMAb rabbit recombinant monoclonal antibody that specifically detects human Nestin. It targets an epitope with in 150 amino acids from the C-terminal region.


GST/His-tagged recombinant fragment corresponding to 150 amino acids from the C-terminal region of human Nestin.


Anti-Nestin, clone 8B8, ZooMAb is a recombinant Rabbit Monoclonal antibody that detects Nestin and has been tested for use in Immunocytochemistry, Immunohistochemistry, and Western Blotting.

Immunocytochemistry Analysis: A 1:100 dilution from a representative lot detected Nestin in SH-SY5Y cells.

Western Blotting Analysis: A 1:1,000 dilution from a representative lot detected Nestin in lysate from Human H9 Stem Cells.

Target description

Nestin (UniProt: P48681) is encoded by the NES (also known as Nbla00170) gene (Gene ID: 10763) in human. Nestin is a class VI intermediate filament protein that is required for survival, renewal, and mitogen-stimulated proliferation of neural progenitor cells. Nestin expression is up-regulated in most mitotic cells and is downregulated upon differentiation. Upon terminal neural differentiation Nestin levels are shown to be down-regulated and replaced by neurofilaments. Nestin is also shown to be expressed in kidney in a developmentally regulated pattern. Its expression is also associated with tubulointerstitial injury and can serve as a marker for peritubular endothelial cell injury and tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Nestin is reported to be constitutively phosphorylated and its phosphorylation state increases during mitosis when the cytoplasmic intermediate filament network is reorganized. Nestin has a short N-terminus and an unusually long C-terminus region that results in complex binding to an array of structural proteins. The short N-terminus leads to preferential intermediate filaments formation with heterodimers and heterotetramers and the long C-terminal portion functions as links or bridges between intermediate filaments and microtubules. Nestin can exist in homodimeric or homotetrameric form, however in mixtures with other intermediate filament proteins such as vimentin and alpha-internexin, it can form heterodimers, which can assemble to form intermediate filaments. Nestin is shown to promote the disassembly of phosphorylated vimentin intermediate filaments during mitosis and play a role in the trafficking and distribution of intermediate filament proteins to daughter cells during progenitor cell division. (Ref.: Xie, L., et al. (2015). Stem Cells Int. 2015:762098; Tomioka, M., et al. (2010). 15(5); 568-574).

Physical form

Purified recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody IgG, lyophilized in PBS with 5% Trehalose, normal appearance a coarse or translucent resin. Contains no biocide or preservatives, such as azide, or any animal by-products. Larger pack sizes provided as multiples of 25 μL.


30 μg/mL after reconstitution at 25 μL. Please refer to guidance on suggested starting dilutions and/or titers per application and sample type.

Storage and Stability

Recommend storage of lyophilized product at 2-8°C; Before reconstitution, micro-centrifuge vials briefly to spin down material to bottom of the vial; Reconstitute each vial by adding 25 μL of filtered lab grade water or PBS; Reconstituted antibodies can be stored at 2-8°C, or -20°C for long term storage. Avoid repeated freeze-thaws.


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.

Legal Information

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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