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CyTOF-reported, Immunocytochemistry, Intracellular Staining by Flow Cytometry



Antibody Source

Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 196908

Product Summary for Human Nestin Antibody


NS0 mouse myeloma cell line transfected with human Nestin


Detects human Nestin.







Scientific Data Images for Human Nestin Antibody

Nestin antibody in Human Neural Progenitor Cells by Immunocytochemistry (ICC).

Nestin in Human Neural Progenitor Cells.

Nestin was detected in immersion fixed human fetal neural progenitor cells using 10 µg/mL Human Nestin Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB1259) for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained (green) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Cells on Coverslips.

Detection of Nestin in A172 cells by Flow Cytometry.

A172 cells were stained with Mouse Anti-Human Nestin Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB1259, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # MAB002, open histogram), followed by Phycoerythrin-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # F0102B). To facilitate intracellular staining, cells were fixed and permeabilized with FlowX FoxP3 Fixation & Permeabilization Buffer Kit (Catalog # FC012). View our protocol for Staining Intracellular Molecules.
Detection of Mouse Nestin by Western Blot

Detection of Mouse Nestin by Western Blot

Cardiolipin is externalized to the mitochondrial surface in alpha-syn mutant hNs and transgenic mice in response to alpha-syn accumulation. a Western analysis of lysates from corrected and A53T cells at DIV 14 and DIV 60 labeled for total alpha-syn, PS129, TH (DA neuronal marker), nestin (NPC marker) or GAPDH show that levels of PS129-modified alpha-syn are elevated in A53T hNs at DIV 14 and remain elevated at DIV 60 relative to corrected cells. b, c Mitochondria were purified from A53T cells and genetically corrected cells at both DIV 14 and DIV 60. Lysates were then separated based on TX-100 solubility (soluble) or urea solubility (insoluble). Western analysis of A53T cells shows elevated soluble alpha-syn at the mitochondria relative to corrected cells at DIV 14 and DIV 60 (denoted by ** and * respectively). Quantification of soluble and insoluble alpha-syn levels in mitochondrial fractions normalized to Coomassie (c). Data represent mean ± s.e.m. *P 

Applications for Human Nestin Antibody

Recommended Usage


This clone has been commercially reported for use in CyTOF®. Ready to be labeled using established conjugation methods. No BSA or other carrier proteins that could interfere with conjugation.


8-25 µg/mL
Sample: Immersion fixed human neural progenitor cells

Intracellular Staining by Flow Cytometry

0.25 µg/106 cells
Sample: A172 human glioblastoma cells fixed and permeabilized with FlowX FoxP3 Fixation & Permeabilization Buffer Kit (Catalog # FC012).
Please Note: Optimal dilutions of this antibody should be experimentally determined.

Reviewed Applications

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Formulation, Preparation, and Storage


Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant


Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.

Reconstitution Buffer Available:
Size / Price


Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied either lyophilized or as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.


The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C

Stability & Storage

Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.

Background: Nestin

Nestin is a class VI intermediate filament protein (1, 2) that is expressed in stem cells of the central nervous system (CNS) (3) but not in mature CNS cells (4). Nestin expression is used extensively as a marker for CNS stem cells in the developing nervous system and in vitro cultured cells (5-10). Its transient expression is a critical step in the neural differentiation pathway (2). Nestin is also expressed in non-neural stem cell populations, such as pancreatic islet progenitors (11-13) and hematopoietic progenitors (14).


  1. Hockfield, S. and R.D. McKay (1985) J. Neurosci. 5:3310.
  2. Lendahl, U. et al. (1990) Cell 60:585.
  3. Frederiksen, K. and R.D. McKay (1988) J. Neurosci. 8:1144.
  4. Tohyama, T. et. al. (1992) Lab. Invest. 66:303.
  5. Uchida, N. et al. (2000) Proc. Natl. Acad.Sci. USA 97:14720.
  6. Frederiksen, K. et al. (1988) Neuron 1:439.
  7. Cattaneo, E. et al. (1990) Nature 347:762.
  8. Reynolds, B.A. and S. Weiss (1992) Science 255:1707.
  9. Rietze, R.L. et al. (2001) Nature 412:736.
  10. Carpenter, M.K. et al. (2001) Exp. Neurol 172:383.
  11. Zulewski, H. et al. (2001) Diabetes 50:521.
  12. Lumelsky, N. et al. (2001) Science 292:1389.
  13. Lechner, A. et al. (2002) Biochem.Biophys. Res. Commun. 293:670.
  14. Shih, C.C. et al. (2001) Blood 98:2412.

Alternate Names


Entrez Gene IDs

10763 (Human); 18008 (Mouse); 25491 (Rat)

Gene Symbol


Product Documents for Human Nestin Antibody

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Product Specific Notices for Human Nestin Antibody

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