Jurkat T-cell leukemia cells were treated with 10µM BrdU for 1.5 hours. The cells were then fixed in ETOH and stored overnight at ≤-20°C. An acid denaturation method was used to prepare the cells before labeling with BrdU mouse monoclonal antibody (Clone MoBU-1) Pacific™ Blue *for flow cytometry* *100 tests* to detect the incorporated BrdU, each using 5µl antibody conjugate labeling 1 x 10^6 cells. Proliferating cells are clearly distinguished from non-proliferating cells.
|Tested species reactivity||Chemical|
|Host / Isotype||Mouse / IgG|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7.2|
|Contains||5mM sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||4° C|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||Assay Dependent|
* Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrate the product for use in their own experiment using appropriate negative and positive controls.
Bromodeoxyuridine (5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine, BrdU) is a synthetic nucleoside that is an analogue of thymidine. BrdU is commonly used in the detection of proliferating cells in living tissues. BrdU can be incorporated into the newly synthesized DNA of replicating cells (during the S phase of the cell cycle), substituting for thymidine during DNA replication. Antibodies specific for BrdU can then be used to detect the incorporated chemical, thus indicating cells that were actively replicating their DNA. Binding of the antibody requires denaturation of the DNA, usually by exposing the cells to acid or heat.
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