The purpose of the registry is to assist academic investigators in identifying viable antibodies for a variety of different research applications. The antibody records denoted in this database represent data collected from a number of academic (independent third-party) investigators. They represent an unbiased analysis of anti-sera for the specific experimental conditions shown. An explanation of each of the column headings, together with common abbreviations used for each is given in the following table. In addition, a sample record submission is given below the "submit" button on the record field, indicating standard submission codes. This database is maintained as part of the Murine Imaging and Histology (MIH) Core facility at the University of Toronto as part of the NeuroMouse project. The AERD also works in partnership with diagnostic laboratories in North America to develop economical disseminated open-source diagnostics and data processing paradigms. For antisera information investigators can submit records or search the database using the web links given below.

Statement for commercial vendors.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ):

How is the quality of AERD database records maintained?
1. Publicly submitted entries to the database are analyzed by by the central archiving Authority prior to release into the public database.
2. Entry submissions are provided with a "laboratory reporting" tag (released to public database), together with a contact e-mail (held privately),
to help track the quality of submissions from individual investigators and/or clinical laboratories.
3. The AERD accepts NO support, directly or indirectly from ANY commercial vendor.
4. Records which read "Henderson" under the "lab reporting" tag have been directly tested and analyzed at the MIH Core facility.

Is the AERD operated as a form of Wiki?
NO. In a wiki, any individual has the ability to alter the publicly displayed record. In databases such as the AERD information on publicly submitted
antisera records are first scrutinized by the central authoring Authority. In many cases are subsequently analyzed by additional investigators
prior to their release into the public database.

I have information I wish to submit, but I have a problem/question. Can I talk to someone / get assistance with my submissions?
For laboratories submitting in the greater Toronto area, individuals can contact the registry coordinator at:, for assitance with the submission process.

Where is the data I just submitted? I do not see it in the public query?
Submission are examined by the authoring Authority prior to inclusion in the public database.
This typically takes 48 hours and often involves contacting the submitting laboratory.

What is the simplest way to make multiple submissions for anti-sera with similar experimental conditions?
The simplest way to make multiple submissions is to fill out the first entry, hit the "Submit" button and the "back to main page" button on the following page (this ensures record submission). Double clicking the "Back" button on your browser will then take you back to the original record you submitted. Change any fields needed and repeat this procedure for as many entries as necessary (your submitted records will NOT be overwritten). Alternatively we are happy send local fillable forms for users making multiple submissions.

I have a tech problem / submission suggestion for the registry. Whom can I contact?
Individuals can contact Dr. Henderson directly:


Determine protein CCDS number: CCDS database.
Determine small molecule CAS registry number: ChemID Plus, Pubchem.
Determine PDB number (carbohydrates): "Protein data bank".

     AERD - Submit new record (ID: public / Pass: reader)

     AERD - Search database (password required - see submit)

     MIH (Murine Imaging and Histology) Homepage

     NeuroMouse Homepage

     Henderson Laboratory Homepage

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