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Purified Mouse Anti- BrdU
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BD Pharmingen™
5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine, 5-Bromouracil deoxyriboside, BUdR
Human (QC Testing), Mouse,Rat (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG1, κ
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Routinely Tested), Fluorescence microscopy, Immunohistochemistry-frozen (Tested During Development)
0.5 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at 4°C. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.

Recommended Assay Procedures

This product is NOT recommended to use with BrdU flow kits, e.g. Cat. No. 559619. Please see the detailed protocol under "Cell Cycle/DNA Analysis" at our website:

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  3. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
  4. Sodium azide is a reversible inhibitor of oxidative metabolism; therefore, antibody preparations containing this preservative agent must not be used in cell cultures nor injected into animals. Sodium azide may be removed by washing stained cells or plate-bound antibody or dialyzing soluble antibody in sodium azide-free buffer. Since endotoxin may also affect the results of functional studies, we recommend the NA/LE (No Azide/Low Endotoxin) antibody format, if available, for in vitro and in vivo use.
  5. Species cross-reactivity detected in product development may not have been confirmed on every format and/or application.
  6. Please refer to for technical protocols.
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Antibody Details
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Bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) is an analog of thymidine that can be incorporated into newly synthesized DNA by cells entering and progressing through the DNA synthesis (S) phase of the cell cycle.  The amount of incorporated BrdU depends on the amount of time that the cells are exposed to BrdU (pulse time), the rate of cell division, and whether the cells are in early, mid, or late S phase. Investigators can identify cycling cells in an asynchronous cell population and determine cell cycle kinetics by detecting incorporated BrdU.

The 3D4 monoclonal antibody reacts with BrdU, but not other nucleotides, in single-stranded DNA. Random cleavage (nicking) of cellular DNA with DNase I permits the binding of the antibody to incorporated BrdU.

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Format Details
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Tissue culture supernatant is purified by either protein A/G or affinity purification methods. Both methods yield antibody in solution that is free of most other soluble proteins, lipids, etc. This format provides pure antibody that is suitable for a number of downstream applications including: secondary labeling for flow cytometry or microscopy, ELISA, Western blot, etc.
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Citations & References
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View product citations for antibody "555627" on CiteAb

Development References (2)

  1. Dolbeare F, Gratzner H, Pallavicini MG, Gray JW. Flow cytometric measurement of total DNA content and incorporated bromodeoxyuridine. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1983; 80(18):5573-5577. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Keren DF, Hanson CA, Hurtubise PE. David F. Keren, Curtis A. Hanson, Paul E. Hurtubise., ed. Flow cytometry and clinical diagnosis. Chicago: ASCP Press; 1994:1-676.
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Comparisons, where applicable, are made against older BD Technology, manual methods or are general performance claims.  Comparisons are not made against non-BD technologies, unless otherwise noted.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.