• Product name
  • Description
    Goat polyclonal to Vimentin
  • Specificity
    No reactivity was observed with the other families of intermediate filaments, including, desmin, keratin, neurofilaments and glial filaments.The antibody localizes vimentin in normal and pathological tissue of mesenchymal derivation. The antibody shows wide cross-reactivity among mammalian species.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: ICC/IF, IHC-P, IHC-Fr, WB, ICCmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
    Predicted to work with: a wide range of other species
  • Immunogen

    Other Immunogen Type corresponding to Vimentin. vimentin from cultured human foreskin fibroblasts.

  • Positive control
  • General notes
    If slight turbidity occurs upon prolonged storage, clarify by centrifugation before use. This goat antiserum was maintained at pH 5.0 for 40 minutes to meet U.S.D.A. requirements.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab11256 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IHC-P 1/20. Localizes vimentin in fibroblasts, endothelial cells, lymphoid tissues and melanocytes, as well as tumors derived from these cells including sarcomas, lymphomas, melanomas, and their metastatic lesions.
IHC-Fr 1/20.
WB 1/50. Detects a band of approximately 58 kDa.

The antibody specifically stains the vimentin band using total cell or tissue extracts.

ICC Use at an assay dependent concentration. On normal and pathological tissue of mesenchymal derivation.


  • Function
    Vimentins are class-III intermediate filaments found in various non-epithelial cells, especially mesenchymal cells. Vimentin is attached to the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, and mitochondria, either laterally or terminally.
    Involved with LARP6 in the stabilization of type I collagen mRNAs for CO1A1 and CO1A2.
  • Tissue specificity
    Highly expressed in fibroblasts, some expression in T- and B-lymphocytes, and little or no expression in Burkitt's lymphoma cell lines. Expressed in many hormone-independent mammary carcinoma cell lines.
  • Involvement in disease
    Cataract 30
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
  • Domain
    The central alpha-helical coiled-coil rod region mediates elementary homodimerization.
    The [IL]-x-C-x-x-[DE] motif is a proposed target motif for cysteine S-nitrosylation mediated by the iNOS-S100A8/A9 transnitrosylase complex.
  • Post-translational
    Filament disassembly during mitosis is promoted by phosphorylation at Ser-55 as well as by nestin (By similarity). One of the most prominent phosphoproteins in various cells of mesenchymal origin. Phosphorylation is enhanced during cell division, at which time vimentin filaments are significantly reorganized. Phosphorylation by PKN1 inhibits the formation of filaments. Phosphorylated at Ser-56 by CDK5 during neutrophil secretion in the cytoplasm. Phosphorylated by STK33.
    O-glycosylated during cytokinesis at sites identical or close to phosphorylation sites, this interferes with the phosphorylation status.
    S-nitrosylation is induced by interferon-gamma and oxidatively-modified low-densitity lipoprotein (LDL(ox)) possibly implicating the iNOS-S100A8/9 transnitrosylase complex.
  • Cellular localization
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Form
    Vimentin is found in connective tissue and in the cytoskeleton.
  • Alternative names
    • CTRCT30 antibody
    • Epididymis luminal protein 113 antibody
    • FLJ36605 antibody
    • HEL113 antibody
    • VIM antibody
    • VIME_HUMAN antibody
    • Vimentin antibody
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Anti-Vimentin antibody images

  • ii Panels i-iii, TGF-ß1 induces EMT-type changes in primary hepatocytes. Immunofluorescence staining for E-cadherin (green) and vimentin (red) in primary hepatocytes were evaluated by confocal laser microscopy. DAPI stained nuclei blue. There was apparent near loss of cell membrane-bound E-cadherin in TGF-ß1-treated cells in a time-dependent manner. Diffuse vimentin staining was observed in control cells, and TGF-ß1-treated hepatocytes exhibited a fibrillar vimentin pattern most noted at 48 and 72 h. Also note that TGF-ß1 caused hepatocytes to assume a spindle-shaped morphology, which was not observed in controls. Scale bar, 50 µm.
  • Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence analysis of mouse sertoli cells labeling Vimentin with ab11256 at 1/20 dilution. Cells were fixed with methanol and blocked with 5% serum for 20 minutes at 25 °C. A polyclonal Donkey anti-goat Dylight® 488 was used as the secondary antibody at 1/400 dilution.

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References for Anti-Vimentin antibody (ab11256)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Nagy BM  et al. Lack of ABCG2 Leads to Biventricular Dysfunction and Remodeling in Response to Hypoxia. Front Physiol 8:98 (2017). ICC/IF ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 28270772) »
  • Chorghade S  et al. Poly(A) tail length regulates PABPC1 expression to tune translation in the heart. Elife 6:N/A (2017). WB, IF ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 28653618) »

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Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 24°C
Human Cell (breast cancer cell lines)
breast cancer cell lines
Yes - 0.3% Triton X-100 in TBS

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Western blot
Loading amount
25 µg
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (4-12%)
Human Cell lysate - whole cell (Breast cancer cell lines)
Breast cancer cell lines
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 24°C

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Submitted Dec 10 2014

Yes this antibody has been tested on human paraffin embedded tissue followed by HIER.

The following publication used our antibody in this application on human placenta:

Lockwood CJ et al. Progestin and thrombin regulate tissue factor ...

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Until then, I wish you all the best with your experiments.

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I have attached an image of the staining observed when using the Anti-Vimentin antibody (ab11256) along with the protocol outline used. This is the only image I have fo...

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I am sorry but following your call I came across the protocol used for paraffin embedded sections with Anti-Vimentin antibody (ab11256). The antigen retrieval was performed using 0.1% Trypsin Enzyme incubation fo...

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Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Mouse Cell (sertoli cells)
sertoli cells
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 20 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

Dr. Elad Fadlon

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Submitted Aug 06 2010

Thank you for your patience. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulties with this product ab11256 and ab39376 in immunofluorescence. Often it is possible to make suggestions that help resolve problems. We will happily offer technical...

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Abcam has not validated the combination of species/application used in this Abreview.
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Dog Tissue sections (Heart)
Antigen retrieval step
Heat mediated
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5%

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