Chemical Name: 5-Bromo-2-deoxyuridine
Biological ActivitySynthetic thymidine analog; incorporated into DNA during replication. Used in assays for cell proliferation.
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Cell cycle studies basd upon quantitative image analysis.
Stacey and Hitomi
Cytometry A, 2008;73A:270
A new method for in vitro detection of bromodeoxyuridine in serum: a proof of concept in a songbird species, the canary.
Barker et al.
PLoS One, 2013;8:e63692
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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.