Serotonin antibody

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Rabbit anti Serotonin

Product Type
Polyclonal Antibody
Polyclonal IgG
Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
C* P*
0.1 ml loader

Rabbit anti serotonin antibody recognizes serotonin, also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5-HT. Serotonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter synthesised in serotonergic neurons in the central nervous system and enterochromaffin cells in the gastrointestinal tract. Serotonin has broad activities in the brain. Genetic variation in serotonin receptors and the serotonin transporter (which facilitates reuptake of serotonin into presynapses) has been implicated in neurological diseases. Drugs targeting serotonin-induced pathways are being used in the treatment of many psychiatric disorders and one focus of clinical research is the influence of genetics on serotonin action and metabolism in psychiatric settings.

Product Details

Species Cross-Reactivity
Target SpeciesCross Reactivity
N.B. Antibody reactivity and working conditions may vary between species.
Product Form
Serum - liquid
Antiserum Preparation
Antisera to serotonin were raised by repeated immunisation of rabbits with highly purified antigen. Whole serum is supplied.
Preservative Stabilisers
0.1%Sodium Azide
Serotonin coupled to BSA.

Storage Information

This product is shipped at ambient temperature. It is recommended to aliquot and store at -20°C on receipt. When thawed, aliquot the sample as needed. Keep aliquots at 2-8°C for short term use (up to 4 weeks) and store the remaining aliquots at -20°C.

Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended.
12 months from date of despatch

More Information

For research purposes only

Applications of Serotonin antibody

This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Application Name Verified Min Dilution Max Dilution
Immunohistology - Frozen 1
Immunohistology - Paraffin 2 1/500 1/2000
  1. 1Gluteraldehyde (2- 5 %) should be included in the fixative. A metabisulphite reduction step is required. * For frozen sections, a borohydride reduction step is also required.
  2. 2For paraffin wax sections, it is recommended that a brief 10 min pre-treatment in trypsin solution (1 mg/ml in PBS) is included to enhance immunostaining. Gluteraldehyde (2- 5 %) should be included in the fixative. A metabisulphite reduction step is required.
Where this antibody has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the antibody for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.

Secondary Antibodies Available

Description Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (Fc):Biotin STAR121B E WB 1 mg loader
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (Fc):FITC STAR121F F 1 mg loader
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (Fc):HRP STAR121P E WB 1 mg loader
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (H/L):HRP STAR124P C E WB 1 mg loader
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:FITC STAR34B C F 1 mg loader
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:RPE STAR35A F 1 ml loader

Product Specific References

References for Serotonin antibody

  1. Dicke, U. et al. (1997) 5-HT-like immunoreactivity in the brains of plethodontid and salamandrid salamanders (Hydromantes italicus, Hydromantes genei, Plethodon jordani, Desmognathus ochrophaeus, Pleurodeles waltl): an immunohistochemical and biocytin double-labelling study.
    Cell Tissue Res. 287 (3): 513-23.

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