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Monoclonal Anti-Vimentin antibody produced in mouse

clone V9, ascites fluid

Monoclonal Anti-Vimentin

Quality Level

biological source




antibody form

ascites fluid

antibody product type

primary antibodies


V9, monoclonal

mol wt

antigen ~58 kDa


15 mM sodium azide

species reactivity

chicken, rat, bovine, feline, hamster, gerbil, horse, canine, rabbit, monkey, pig, human


immunohistochemistry (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections): 1:40 using human tissue
western blot: 1:200 using human fibroblasts HS-68



UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... VIM(7431)
rat ... Vim(81818)

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General description

Vimentin is encoded by a single-copy gene mapped to human chromosome 10p13. 53kDa vimentin protein belongs to type III intermediate filament (IF) family and is specifically expressed in normal mesenchymal cells. Vimentin protein with 466 amino acids is characterized with a highly conserved a-helical “rod” domain that is flanked by non-α-helical amino- terminal “head” and carboxy-terminal “tail” domain.


The antibody localizes vimentin in fibroblasts, endothelial cells, lymphoid tissue and melanocytes in immunohistochemical staining. It also stains vimentin in sarcomas, lymphomas, and melanomas.


pig eye lens vimentin.


Monoclonal Anti-Vimentin antibody has been used in western blotting and immunocytochemistry.
Monoclonal Anti-Vimentin antibody produced in mouse has been used:
  • in immunofluorescence Analysis
  • in western blot
  • anti-vimentin antibody is injected into mature oocytes before embryo manipulations to bind endogenous vimentin (VIM)
  • in immunocytochemistry
Monoclonal Anti-Vimentin antibody produced in mouse has been used as a primary antibody to localize vimentin by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and for immunoprecipitation of vimentin.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Vimentin is the major cytoskeletal component in immature glia. It is an intermediate filament protein and serves as a substrate for several caspases. The cleavage of this protein by caspase dismantles intermediate filaments and promotes apoptosis.
Overexpression of vimentin is observed in prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, central nervous system (CNS) tumors, malignant melanoma and gastrointestinal tumors including pancreatic, colorectal and hepatic cancers. Thus, vimentin can act as a target for developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Vimentin plays a crucial role in the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1 (VEGFR-1)-induced activation of the protein kinase G (PKG) 1 signaling pathway, stimulating regression of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. Vimentin filaments are implicated in various physiological process including migration, maintenance of cell shape and tolerance of mechanical stress of mesenchymal cells. Vimentin interacts with LARP6 (La ribonucleoprotein domain family member 6) and stabilizes type I collagen mRNAs and might play a vital role in the development of tissue fibrosis. Vimentin plays an essential role in the maintenance of lens integrity, therefore, mutation of the vimentin gene causes dominant and pulverulent cataract.
Vimentin helps to preserve the structure of cells and stability of tissue in mesenchymal cells. It is involved in tumorigenesis, EMT (epithelial mesenchymal transition) and the metastatic spread of cancer. It also controls infectious internalization of human papillomavirus 16 pseudovirions.

Storage and Stability

For continuous use, store at 2-8 °C for up to one month. For extended storage, the solution may be frozen in working aliquots. Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Storage in "frost-free" freezers is not recommended. If slight turbidity occurs upon prolonged storage, clarify the solution by centrifugation before use.

Other Notes

This product can be found as purified product that was produced using cell culture hybridoma product.
V6389 Anti-Vimentin antibody, Mouse monoclonal
clone V9, purified from hybridoma cell culture


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Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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  5. What is the epitope sequence for product V6630, Monoclonal Anti-Vimentin antibody produced in mouse?

    Product V6630, Monoclonal Anti-Vimentin antibody, is a licensed antibody. The development and specification of this clone are specified in: Osborn, M., et al., Europ. J. Cell Biol., 34 137-143 (1984). In this paper the immunogen is porcine vimentin.

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D Dahl et al.
European journal of cell biology, 24(2), 191-196 (1981-06-01)
Comparison of cytoskeletal preparations obtained from newborn and adult rat brain showed similar patterns on SDS-PAGE. However, coelectrophoresis of the newborn and adult preparations revealed distinct differences in the mobility of 2 major bands in the molecular weight range of
The gene encoding human vimentin is located on the short arm of chromosome 10.
Ferrari S , et al.
American Journal of Human Genetics, 41(4), 616?626-616?626 (1987)
Androgen-independent prostate cancer DU145 cells suppress androgen-dependent growth of prostate stromal cells through production of inhibitory factors for androgen responsiveness.
Minamiguchi K, et al.
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 306(3), 629-636 (2003)
Vimentin modulates infectious internalisation of HPV16 pseudovirions.
Schafer G, et al.
Journal of Virology, 91(16), e00307-e00317 (2017)
Kei Miyamoto et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(17), 7040-7045 (2011-04-13)
Nuclear reprogramming of differentiated cells can be induced by oocyte factors. Despite numerous attempts, these factors and mechanisms responsible for successful reprogramming remain elusive. Here, we identify one such factor, necessary for the development of nuclear transfer embryos, using porcine


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