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Vimentin Antibody

Chicken polyclonal antibody

  • WB - Vimentin Antibody AN1159
    Western blot of NIH 3T3 cells showing specific immunolabeling of the ~50k Vimentin protein.
  • IF - Vimentin Antibody AN1159
    Mixed neuron/glial cultures stained with anti-Vimentin (green) and rabbit anti-GFAP antibody (red). Vimentin is expressed alone in fibroblastic and endothelial cells, which are the flattened cells in the middle of the image which appear green. Astrocytes may express primarily GFAP, or GFAP and vimentin, and so appear red (GFAP only) or golden yellow (GFAP and Vimentin). In cells which express both GFAP and vimentin, the two proteins assemble to produce heteropolymer filaments.
Product Information
  • Applications Legend:
  • WB=Western Blot
  • IHC=Immunohistochemistry
  • IHC-P=Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin-embedded Sections)
  • IHC-F=Immunohistochemistry (Frozen Sections)
  • IF=Immunofluorescence
  • FC=Flow Cytopmetry
  • IC=Immunochemistry
  • ICC=Immunocytochemistry
  • IP=Immunoprecipitation
  • DB=Dot Blot
  • CHIP=Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • FA=Fluorescence Assay
  • IEM=Immunoelectronmicroscopy
  • EIA=Enzyme Immunoassay
Primary Accession P08670
Reactivity Bovine, Human, Mouse, Rat
Host Chicken
Clonality polyclonal
Calculated MW 50 KDa
Additional Information
Gene ID 7431
Gene Name VIM
Other Names Vimentin, VIM
Target/Specificity Recombinant human vimentin purified from E. coli.
Dilution WB~~ 1:1000
IF~~ 1:500
Format Total IgY fraction.
Antibody Specificity Specific for the ~50kDa Vimentin protein.
StorageMaintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
PrecautionsVimentin Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
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Vimentin is the major protein subunit of the 10nm or intermediate filaments (IFs) found in many kinds of mesenchymal and epithelial cells as well as developing neuronal and astrocytic precursor cells in the CNS. Vimentin is thought to be critically involved in lymphocyte adhesion and transmigration (Nieminen M et al. 2006). Copolymers are frequently formed between vimentin and other IFs, such as GFAP (in many kinds of astrocytes), desmin (in muscle cells) and neurofilament proteins (in developing neurons). Antibodies to vimentin are useful in studies of stem cells and generally to reveal the filamentous cytoskeleton. Recent studies suggest that vimentin affects prostate cancer cells motility and invasiveness (Zhao et al. 2008).


Nieminen M, Henttinen T, Merinen M, Marttila-Ichihara F, Eriksson JE, Jalkanen S (2006)
Vimentin function in lymphocyte adhesion and transcellular migration. Nat Cell Biol
Zhao Y, Yan Q, Long X, Chen X, Wang Y (2008) Vimentin affects the mobility and invasiveness of prostate cancer cells. Cell Biochem Funct. May 8 [Epub ahead of print]

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$ 285.00
Cat# AN1159
(40 western blots)
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