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Monoclonal Anti-Vimentin antibody produced in mouse

clone LN-6, ascites fluid

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conjugate   unconjugated
clone   LN-6, monoclonal
biological source   mouse
application(s)   immunohistochemistry (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections): 1:200 using human tissue sections
  immunoprecipitation (IP): suitable
  indirect immunofluorescence: suitable using cultured cells
  western blot: suitable
species reactivity   rabbit, mouse, rat, feline, sheep, human, pig, bovine
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C
antibody form   ascites fluid
isotype   IgM
antibody product type   primary antibodies
contains   15 mM sodium azide
UniProt accession no.   P08670
Gene Information   human ... VIM(7431)
mouse ... Vim(22352)
rat ... Vim(81818)

Description

General description

Vimentin belongs to the class of type III intermediate filament protein family. The gene is located on human chromosome 10p13. It is a cytoskeletal protein. Vimentin is mainly expressed in normal mesenchymal cells.

Vimentin is a 58 kD class III intermediate filament present mainly in mesenchymal cells. It regulates cell shape, motility and endurance of mechanical stress in mesenchymal cells. Monoclonal anti-vimentin antibody can be used for the localization of vimentin by various immunochemical assays like immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry and immunoprecipitation. Frozen B5 fixed and formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue sections can be stained using anti-vimentin antibody. Mouse monoclonal anti-vimentin antibody reacts specifically with an epitope of the cytoskeletal protein vimentin (58kD). The product shows cross reactivity with vimentin from bovine, human, pig, sheep, cat, rat, mouse and rabbit.

Specificity

Recognizes an epitope of the cytoskeleton protein vimentin that is not detected in human lymphoid cells or derived malignancies. It is therefore useful in differentiating sarcomas from lymphomas.

Immunogen

human thymic nuclear extract

Application

Monoclonal Anti-Vimentin antibody can be used in immunocytochemistry and immunohistochemical staining. It can also be used in immunofluorescence staining (diluted 1: 500) .

Monoclonal Anti-Vimentin antibody produced in mouse has been used in western blotting and immunolabeling.

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Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Vimentin plays an important role in modulating cell growth. It plays a pivotal role in epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Vimentin acts as a potential target for anti-metastasis therapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). It regulates cellular architecture and tissue integrity. It is also involved in tumorigenesis and the metastatic spread of cancer. Vimentin provides stress resistance. It might be involved in neuritogenesis.

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Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Protocols & Articles

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Protocols

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