Neural Stem Cell Markers and Antibodies

Neural Stem Cell Markers and AntibodiesNeural Stem Cells

Neural stem cells (NSCs) are present in both developing mammalian and adult nervous systems. They are multipotent and have the potential to differentiate into the cells that comprise the nervous system including oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, neurons and glia. The two areas of the adult brain that display neural proliferation are the dentate gyrus and the subventricular zone. However, NSCs have also been shown to contribute to hematopoiesis following their injection into irradiated mice.

Immunohistochemistry of paraffin-embedded rat brain using Rabbit anti CD184/CXCR4 antibody

Immunohistochemistry of paraffin-embedded rat brain using Rabbit Anti-CD184/CXCR4 Antibody at a dilution of 1/100 (AHP2451).

Identifying Neural Stem Cells

Popular markers for NSCs include: BMI-1, CXCR4, Nestin, SOX2, Vimentin.

Bio-Rad offers a broad collection of neural stem cell antibodies. Click on the related links below to explore our product range by marker or use the filters in the table below to sort the attributes in order to find the antibody that fits your exact requirements.

Key neural stem cell antibodies

Our Neural Stem Cell Antibody Range

    DescriptionSpecificityTargetFormatHostIsotypeClone Applications Citations Product Type Code Validation Types


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