VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide) Antibody

VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide) Antibody
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Price: $325.00
Product ID : 20077

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The antibody has a proven strong Biotin-Streptavidin/HRP staining at a 1/8000-1/10,000 dilution in rat amygdala, cortex, and suprachiasmatic nucleus.

The specificity of the antiserum was examined by soluble pre-adsorption with the peptides in question at a final concentration of 10-5 M. VIP immunolabeling was completely abolished by pre-adsorption with VIP. Pre-adsorption with the following peptides resulted in no reduction of immunostaining: Secretin, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, somatostatin, glucagon, insulin, ACTH, gastrin 34, FMRF-amide, rat GHRF, human GHRF, peptide histidine isoleucine 27, rat pancreatic polypeptide, motilin, peptide YY, substance P, neuropeptide Y, and CGRP.

The histochemical antibody for VIP is generated in a rabbit against porcine VIP conjugated to bovine thyroglobulin with carbodiimide. The antibody is provided as 100 µL of lyophilized whole serum, and 0.09% sodium azide.

Photo Description: IHC image of rat cortex (above) and low magnification image of rat striatum and amygdala staining for VIP (below). The tissue was fixed with 4% formaldehyde in phosphate buffer, before being removed and prepared for vibratome sectioning. Floating sections were incubated at RT in 10% goat serum in PBS, before standard IHC procedure. Primary antibody was incubated at 1:5000 for 48 hours, goat anti-rabbit secondary was subsequently added for 1 hour after washing with PBS. Light microscopy staining was achieved with standard biotin-streptavidin/HRP procedure and DAB chromogen.

VIP Amygdala striatum #20077


Quantity / Volume: 100 µL

State: Lyophilized Whole Serum

Reacts With: Avian (Bird), Bat, Bubalus Bubalis (Buffalo), Bullfrog, Canine, Cat, Chick, Chicken, Dog, Dove, Fish, Fowl, Fox, Frog, Gilt (Pig), Goldfish, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Hedgehog, Hen, Human, Lizard, Mink, Mole, Mollusk, Monkey, Mouse, Mudpuppy (Necturus Maculosus), Ovine, Pig, Pigeon, Platypus, Possum, Rabbit, Raccoon, Ram, Rat, Scorpaena Porcus (Fish), Sea Lamprey, Sheep, Shrew, Snake, Sparrow, Sparus Aurata (Fish), Squirrel, Starfish, Sting Ray, Suncus Murinus, Tadpole, Turkey, Turtle, Worm (Spionidae), Zebra Finch, Zebrafish

Availability: In Stock

Preabsorption Control: Available at Sigma Aldrich, Catalog # V6130

Alternate Names:  Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide; VIP peptides, anti-VIP

Gene Symbol:  VIP

RRID:  AB_572270

Database Links:
  Entrez Gene: 102254866     Bat
  Entrez Gene: 100217965     Bird
  Entrez Gene: 102407426     Buffalo
  Entrez Gene: 101101640     Cat
  Entrez Gene: 396323          Chicken
  Entrez Gene: 484038          Dog
  Entrez Gene: 102095706     Dove
  Entrez Gene: 102898768     Fox
  Entrez Gene: 373781          Frog
  Entrez Gene: 100735454     Guinea Pig
  Entrez Gene: 100773469     Hamster
  Entrez Gene: 7432              Human
  Entrez Gene: 101713745     Mole

  Entrez Gene: 703566          Monkey
  Entrez Gene: 22353            Mouse
  Entrez Gene: 100500718     Pig
  Entrez Gene: 100352512     Rabbit
  Entrez Gene: 100145884     Ram
  Entrez Gene: 117064          Rat
  Entrez Gene: 102066375     Sparrow
  Entrez Gene: 101977899     Squirrel
  Entrez Gene: 102457597     Turtle
  Entrez Gene: 795653           Zebrafish


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Reviewed by Paul.naser
11/17/2019 - 08:09:49 PM
Wonderful VIP Antibody

Mice perfused with 10% Formalin, post-fixed for 24 hrs.
Vibratome sections (50µm and 100µm) cut and stored in Anti-freeze @ -20°C until usage. 20 minute Antigen retrieval in 85°C Na-Citrate. Primary incubation in 4% Donkey serum in PBST for 4 days, secondary incubation overnight (tried several fluorophore-coupled secondaries (e.g. Alexa 405 and Alexa 488 coupled). We tried several primary dilutions from 1/500 to 1/5000 and cells were clearly labelled in all cases.
As expected - staining not only in soma but throughout the cells, which can be mistaken as somewhat high background but these cortical VIP cells just are quite arborized. Very happy with the performance of this antibody!
Reviewed by duganv
03/07/2019 - 07:23:01 AM
Rbt anti-VIP review

We used VIP (product no. 20077) to stain for VIP positive neurons in the Pancreas and celiac mesenteric ganglion (CMG). For consistent and positive staining, we used a concentration of 1:500.

Animals were perfused with 4% PFA and tissue was post-fixed in 4%PFA overnight and then put into sucrose the following day. Tissue was sectioned at 20um on a Cryostat and mounted onto subbed slides.

Tissue was blocked with a 4% Goat Serum/Superblocker for 1hr. Primary antibody was added to the slides for 16hrs at room temperature. Slides were then washed 4 times for 15 min with a 1% triton X-100/Goat Serum/PBS solution. Secondary antibodies were then added for 3hrs at room temperature. Washed again 4 times for 15 min and then coverslipped.

Antibody labeled axon processes in CMG and cells in Pancreas.

Ty Redler, BS; OPS Sponsored Projects, Non-Clerical
Dr. Richard Johnson’s Immunohistochemistry Lab
University of Florida
College of Veterinary Medicine
Reviewed by user
11/09/2017 - 10:26:45 AM
Very good labeling!

We used the VIP antibody (Product ID: 20077) to stain for VIP positive neurons in mouse brain.

As recommended by Immunostar, after transcardial perfusion, brains were postfixed for 1.5 hours at 4°C in 4% paraformaldehyde. The following day, brains were sliced in the coronal plane on a vibratome at 40 μm and sections were collected in PBS. The tissue was incubated with primary antibody between 18–24 hours at 4°C, using 0.3% triton X-100, and 1% blocking serum.

We found that the most consistent staining for immunofluorescence was achieved with a 1:1000 dilution of the primary antibody. We evaluated antibody staining in the cortex and suprachiasmatic nuclei. The antibody strongly labeled cell bodies and also stained neuronal processes. Staining patterns matched previously published results.

Marina Silveira, Ph.D. and Michael Roberts, Ph.D.
Kresge Hearing Research Institute
University of Michigan
Reviewed by ld2596
03/19/2015 - 01:48:03 PM
Works Great!

We have used this antibody to stain for VIP positive neurons (also stains processes) in frozen tissue sections and whole mount preparations of mouse intestine. We get consistent staining at 1:750.

Tissue prep:
4% PFA/PBS for 1.5 hrs, cryoprotected in 30% sucrose until they sink, OCT embedded, and sectioned.
For whole mounts, we open up intestine and fix in 4% PFA/PBS for 1.5 hrs.

IF protocol:
Rehydrate in PBS, block with HINGS, stain in primary @4C O/N.
Wash in PBST, stain in primary with HINGS and DMSO @4C 48 hrs.

Wash with PBS, stain with Alexafluor secondaries (Invitrogen), wash with PBS, and DAPI mount.
Wash in PBST, stain in secondary with HINGS and DMSO @RT 48 hrs.
Optional: proceed with MeOH dehydration and optical clearing.

Meenakshi Rao, MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY 10032
Reviewed by user
08/22/2012 - 02:45:39 PM
Worked like a charm

After failed several experiments by using other antibodies, we applied VIP antibody (20077) for mouse brain tissue sections for suprachiasmatic nucleus immunohistochemistry.

It turned out that this antibody worked like a charm on my frozen sections. This is definitely an excellent VIP antibody.

Dr. David Ma, Research scientist
Chandler, AZ

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If I take out 10 µL of VIP Antibody from the vial after it is reconstituted, how much do I need to add to dilute it out to 1/10?
Question By Jeff

As a best practice, we recommend customers reconstitute the newly opened vial with 100 µL of distilled or deionized water, and then add 900 µL of PBS or Tris buffer. The antibody will then be diluted to a 1/10 ratio. Then make aliquots based on intended use and freeze. One suggestion is to aliquot 10 vials with 100 µL each into small eppendorf or cryovials and store the vials you don’t plan to use soon (within 1 -2 weeks) in the freezer.
Therefore in your case, Jeff, if you remove 10 µL of antibody from the vial, you are left with 90 µL of antibody. To get the same 1/10 ration you need to add 810 µL of buffer to the 90 µL of antibody for a total of 900 µL. This would provide the same 1/10 dilution, or 90 µL antibody to the total of 900 µL both antibody and buffer.

Answer By Colleen on 2015-10-29 14:13:58

I am interested in your product 20077. My VIP protein has sequence: KAMLPRNGSQLLLLIALCSVLYTRTLSLPYPSM RRPTRHADGLFTSGYSKLLGQLSARRYLESLIGKRVSNELM EEQMPVKRHSDAIFTDNYSRFRKQMAVKKYLNSVLTGKRSQEDPSTLKEDSPRNDPPFPESYDDVSVDELLSHLPLV Please, can you check the epitope of your anti-VIP antibodies against my sequence for possible crossreactivity,
Question By Svetlana

VIP has been used effectively in buffalo, chicken, guinea pig, hamster, human, monkey, mouse, pig, rat, sparrow, sting ray, and zebrafish. Statistically it should work with your protein but as you know that is not always possible to predict. It is advisable to try a dilution series to determine the optimal antibody dilution to use. For example, if a product data sheet suggests using a 1:500 dilution, you might make dilutions of 1:50, 1:100, 1:500, 1:1,000 and 1:10,000, to determine the optimal dilution.

Answer By Technical Support on 2013-08-09 15:16:35


This product contains the preservative sodium azide. The concentration percent of the sodium azide is ≤ .09%. Although this hazardous substance is a concentration below that required for the preparation of a Material Safety Data Sheet, we created a standard MSDS for your records.

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