Vimentin antibody (VIM)

Details for Product anti-VIM Antibody No. ABIN94494
Antigen
Reactivity
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Mouse
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Clonality (Clone)
Monoclonal ()
Conjugate
This Vimentin antibody is un-conjugated
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Application
Immunocytochemistry (ICC), Flow Cytometry (FACS), ELISA, Western Blotting (WB)
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Immunogen Bacterially expressed full-length human vimentin
Clone VI-RE-1
Isotype IgG1
Specificity The antibody VI-RE/1 reacts with human vimentin, a 57 kDa intermediate filament protein expressed on a wide variety of mesenchymal and mesodermal cell types.
No Cross-Reactivity Pig (Porcine), Mouse (Murine)
Cross-Reactivity (Details) Human
Purification Purified by protein-A affinity chromatography
Purity > 95 % (by SDS-PAGE)
Antigen
Alternative Name Vimentin (VIM Antibody Abstract)
Background Vimentin (57 kDa) is the most ubiquituos intermediate filament protein and the first to be expressed during cell differentiation. All primitive cell types express vimentin but in most non-mesenchymal cells it is replaced by other intermediate filament proteins during differentiation. Vimentin is expressed in a wide variety of mesenchymal cell types - fibroblasts, endothelial cells etc., and in a number of other cell types derived from mesoderm, e.g., mesothelium and ovarian granulosa cells. In non-vascular smooth muscle cellsand striated muscle, vimentin is often replaced by desmin, however, during regeneration, vimentin is reexpressed. Cells of the lymfo-haemopoietic system (lymphocytes, macrophages etc.) also express vimentin, sometimes in scarce amounts. Vimentin is also found in mesoderm derived epithelia, e.g. kidney (Bowman capsule), endometrium and ovary (surface epithelium), in myoepithelial cells (breast, salivary and sweat glands), an in thyroid gland epithelium. In these cell types, as in mesothelial cells, vimentin is coexpressed with cytokeratin. Furthermore, vimentin is detected in many cells from the neural crest. Particularly melanocytes express abundant vimentin. In glial cells vimentin is coexpressed with glial filament acidic protein (GFAP).Vimentin is present in many different neoplasms but is particulary expressed in those originated from mesenchymal cells. Sarcomas e.g., fibrosarcoma, malignt fibrous histiocytoma, angiosarcoma, and leio- and rhabdomyosarcoma, as well as lymphomas, malignant melanoma and schwannoma, are virtually always vimentin positive. Mesoderm derived carcinomas like renal cell carcinoma, adrenal cortical carcinoma and adenocarcinomas from endometrium and ovary usually express vimentin. Also thyroid carcinomas are vimentin positive. Any low differentiated carcinoma may express some vimentin. Vimentin is frequently included in the so-called primary panel (together with CD45, cytokeratin, and S-100 protein). Intense staining reaction for vimentin without coexpression of other intermediate filament proteins is strongly suggestive of a mesenchymal tumour or malignant melanoma.
Pathways Caspase Cascade in Apoptosis
Application Notes Optimal working dilution should be determined by the investigator.
Restrictions For Research Use only
Concentration 1 mg/mL
Buffer Phosphate buffered saline (PBS) with 15 mM sodium azide, approx. pH 7.4
Preservative Sodium azide
Precaution of Use This product contains Sodium azide: a POISONOUS AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE which should be handled by trained staff only.
Handling Advice Do not freeze.
Storage 4 °C
Storage Comment Store at 2-8°C. Do not freeze. Do not use after expiration date stamped on vial label.
Supplier Images
Image no. 1 for anti-Vimentin (VIM) antibody (ABIN94494) Intracellular flow cytometry analysis of vimentin expression in ESS-1 cells using ant...
Image no. 2 for anti-Vimentin (VIM) antibody (ABIN94494) Intracellular Flow Cytometry analysis Intracellular flow cytometry analysis of Viment...
Product cited in: Chen, Chang, Wu, Li, Yang, Chen, Hsu, Chen, Wu, Lee, Huang, Goan, Chou, Huang, Wu: "Molecular characterization of invasive subpopulations from an esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cell line." in: Anticancer research, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 727-36, 2010 (PubMed).