BrdU (bromodeoxyuridine)



What is BrdU?

Bromodeoxyuridine (5-bromo-2’-deoxyuridine, BrdU, BUdR or BrdUrd) is a synthetic nucleoside, and an analog of the DNA base thymidine. When administered to cells, BrdU can replace thymidine during DNA synthesis, making it an excellent marker for cell proliferation and cellular apoptosis. BrdU incorporation into the newly synthesized DNA of dividing cells can be detected using anti-BrdU antibodies.  

what is brdu, bromodeoxyuridine?

BrdU synonyms

Bromodeoxyuridine,  (+)-5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine, 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine, BrdUrd, Broxuridinum [INN_la], 1-[(4S,2R,5R)-4-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl]-5-bromo-1,3-dihydropyrim idine-2,4-dione

BrdU products available from Bio-Rad

We offer two popular BrdU antibody clones BU1/75 (1CR1) and Bu20a, available in purified and a range of conjugated formats. Because we are the exclusive commercial manufacturer of clone BU1/75 (ICR1) we offer volumes ranging from 20ug to 0.5 mg, this provides greater value and flexibility for customers who want to try BrdU antibodies. We also offer two BrdU antibody kits specific for flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. These kits are conventient because they contain all the reagents and protocols needed for measuing DNA fragmentation during late stage apoptosis.

BrdU antibodies (DNA synthesis assays)

  • Rat monoclonal antibodies- clone BU1/75 (ICR1)
  • Mouse monoclonal antibodies- clone Bu20a

BrdU antibody kits (Apoptosis and DNA fragmentation assays)

  • Apo-BrdU™ Flow Cytometry (FC) kit
  • Apo-BrdU™  Immunohistochemistry (IHC) kit 

Why choose Bio-Rad for your BrdU kits and antibodies?

  • BU1/75 (ICR1) is the anti BrdU antibody clone with the highest number of peer reviewed publications in recent times
  • Bio-Rad is the exclusive commercial manufacturer and worldwide supplier of clone BU1/75 (ICR1)
  • We provide you with low priced BrdU antibodies in a range of quantities, giving you excellent value
  • We offer a wide choice of formats: including purified, HRP and FITC-conjugated
  • We have tested and validated our products to ensure they work for flow cytometry and immunohistology
  • Manufactured to ISO 9001 standards, our antibodies are guaranteed to perform to specification

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