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5-BrdU is a synthetic thymidine analog; incorporated into DNA during replication. Used in assays for cell proliferation. Replaces Oct-4 in transcription factor-mediated reprogramming of somatic cells and can be used in small molecule cocktail to generate ciPSCs.
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|Storage||Store at -20°C|
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 307.1. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||3.26 mL||16.28 mL||32.56 mL|
|5 mM||0.65 mL||3.26 mL||6.51 mL|
|10 mM||0.33 mL||1.63 mL||3.26 mL|
|50 mM||0.07 mL||0.33 mL||0.65 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Stacey and Hitomi (2008) Cell cycle studies basd upon quantitative image analysis. Cytometry A 73A 270 PMID: 18163464
Barker et al (2013) A new method for in vitro detection of bromodeoxyuridine in serum: a proof of concept in a songbird species, the canary. PLoS One 8 e63692 PMID: 23691086
Long et al (2015) Bromodeoxyuridine promotes full-chemical induction of mouse pluripotent stem cells. Cell Res. 25 1171 PMID: 26251165
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I used BrdU to monitor cell proliferation in the mouse brain. Preparation of stock solutions of the drug is performed with warm (50ºC) sterile saline. It is advisable to keep the solution for 1h in the water bath at 50ºC with sonicator turned ON to complete solubilization. Aliquots can be kept at -80ºC until the use. The drug was diluted in saline 0.9% and injected i.p. (100 mg/kg). Intracardial perfusion was done 4 h later and BrdU was immunolabeled with an anti-BrdU antibody. The image displays that BrdU is present in the nucleus of the newly formed cells.