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Key Product Details

Species Reactivity

Human, Mouse, Rat


Flow Cytometry, Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry, Western Blot



Antibody Source

Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 4D11


1 mg/ml

Product Summary for Nestin Antibody (4D11)


Recombinant construct, amino acids 317-630 of the human Nestin protein expressed in and purified from E. coli. [UniProt P48681]


Neural Stem Cell Marker







Theoretical MW

240 kDa.
Disclaimer note: The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.

Scientific Data Images for Nestin Antibody (4D11)

Western Blot: Nestin Antibody (4D11) [NBP1-92717] - Analysis analysis of tissue and cell lysates with mouse mAB against nestin, NBP1-92717, dilution 1:500 in green: [1] protein standard, [2] embryonic E18 rat brain, [3] C6 rat glioma cells, and [4] SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells.
Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence: Nestin Antibody (4D11) [NBP1-92717] - Analysis of cortical neuron-glial cell culture from E20 rat stained with mouse mAb to nestin, NBP1-92717, dilution 1:500 in red, and costained with chicken pAb to MAP2, dilution 1:5,000, in green. The blue is Hoechst staining of nuclear DNA. The nestin antibody labels developing astrocytes and neuronal stem cells in a clearly filamentous fashion, while the MAP2 antibody stains dendrites and perikarya of mature neurons.
Immunohistochemistry: Nestin Antibody (4D11) [NBP1-92717] - Staining in mouse cortex microslice section (from postnatal day 3). IHC image submitted by a verified customer review.

Applications for Nestin Antibody (4D11)

Recommended Usage

Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence


Western Blot

Application Notes
This Nestin (4D11) antibody is useful for Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry, and Western blot, where a band can be seen at approximately 240 kDa. IHC reported in verified customer review. Use in FLOW reported in scientific literature (PMID: 31203166).
Please Note: Optimal dilutions of this antibody should be experimentally determined.

Reviewed Applications

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Formulation, Preparation, and Storage


Protein G purified


50% PBS, 50% glycerol


5mM Sodium Azide


1 mg/ml


The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.

Stability & Storage

Store at 4C short term. Aliquot and store at -20C long term. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.

Background: Nestin

Nestin (NES) is a class VI intermediate filament protein which is unable to self-assemble or form homodimers because of a short NH2-terminus and is essential for the development of brain, eye etc. as well as for processes such as survival, renewal and mitogen-stimulated proliferation of neural progenitor cells. It facilitates the disassembly of phosphorylated vimentin intermediate filaments (IF) during mitosis and the trafficking/distribution of IF proteins or other factors to daughter cells during progenitor cell division. Nestin is expressed in dividing cells during early stages of development e.g. CNS, PNS, myogenic or other tissues etc, whereas with differentiation, it is downregulated followed by replacement with tissue-specific intermediate filament proteins, and therefore, is widely used as a neuronal stem cell marker. Under pathological conditions, nestin is expressed in repair processes in CNS, muscle, liver, and infarcted myocardium, and in tumors, increased nestin correlates with aggressive growth, metastasis, and poor prognosis. Furthermore, nestin is more specifically expressed in proliferating small-sized tumor vessels in glioblastoma and gastric, colorectal, and prostate cancers than are other tumor vessel markers, indicating nestin's use as a marker for newly synthesized tumor vessels.

Alternate Names


Entrez Gene IDs

10763 (Human)

Gene Symbol



Product Documents for Nestin Antibody (4D11)

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Product Specific Notices for Nestin Antibody (4D11)

This product is for research use only and is not approved for use in humans or in clinical diagnosis. Primary Antibodies are guaranteed for 1 year from date of receipt.