Overview

  • Product nameAnti-Vimentin antibody
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  • Description
    Chicken polyclonal to Vimentin
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, IHC-FoFr, IHC-Fr, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant full length protein corresponding to Human Vimentin.

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab24525 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-FoFr 1/200.
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 22919071
WB Use at an assay dependent concentration.

Target

  • FunctionVimentins 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 specificityHighly 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 diseaseCataract 30
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the intermediate filament family.
  • DomainThe 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
    modifications
    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 localizationCytoplasm.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • FormVimentin 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

  • Immunohistochemical analysis of murine eye tissue, staining Vimentin (red) with ab24525.

    Tissue was fixed in paraformaldehyde, blocked for 1 h at room temperature in 0.5% BSA, 0.2% Tween-20 plus 5% goat serum. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/200) for 1 hour at room temperature. A Cy3-conjugated goat anti-chicken IgG (1/200) was used as the secondary antibody.

  • Rat cerebral cortex cultures stained with chicken antibody to vimentin ab24525 (green) and rabbit antibody to GFAP (red). Note flattened fibroblastic cells are mostly green (i.e. vimentin positive, GFAP negative), while clearly astrocytic cells, express both vimentin and GFAP and therefore appear golden or orange. Certain other cells express predominantly GFAP and therefore appear red.

     

  • ab24525 staining Vimentin in rat smooth muscle cells from mesenteric artery by Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence. Cells were fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde in physiological saline solution (PSS) 4 min at 4°C and permeabilized with 0.3% Triton x100 before blocking with 2% BSA was done for 30 minutes at 20°C. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/300: in PSS with 2%BSA and 0.3% Triton X-100) for 14 hours at 4°C. An Abcam`s ab6875, goat anti-chicken IgY Texas Red was used as secondary antibody at 1/400 dilution.

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  • Western blot of Rat whole brain extract,HeLa,SH-SY5Y,HEK293, and NIH/3T3 cells probed with ab24525,showing a single strong band at ~ 50kDa.

References for Anti-Vimentin antibody (ab24525)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Roy E  et al. Biphasic recruitment of microchimeric fetal mesenchymal cells in fibrosis following acute kidney injury. Kidney Int 85:600-10 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24304884) »
  • Wang M  et al. Macroglia-microglia interactions via TSPO signaling regulates microglial activation in the mouse retina. J Neurosci 34:3793-806 (2014). Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 24599476) »

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Application Immunohistochemistry (PFA perfusion fixed frozen sections)
Blocking step Normal donkey serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 22°C
Antigen retrieval step None
Sample Rat Tissue sections (Brain)
Specification Brain
Permeabilization Yes - 0.3% Triton X-100
Fixative Paraformaldehyde
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Application Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Blocking step goat serum as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 25°C
Sample Mouse Tissue sections (skin)
Specification skin
Permeabilization No
Fixative Acetone
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Application Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Sample Mouse Tissue sections (Heart)
Specification Heart
Fixative Methanol
Permeabilization No
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 25°C
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Application Western blot
Sample Mouse Cell lysate - whole cell (Cardiac fibroblasts)
Loading amount 4 µg
Specification Cardiac fibroblasts
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (12)
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 4% · Temperature: 25°C
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Application Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Sample Rat Cell (smooth muscle cells from mesenteric artery)
Specification smooth muscle cells from mesenteric artery
Fixative Paraformaldehyde
Permeabilization Yes - 0.3% Triton X-100
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 2% · Temperature: 20°C
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Submitted Nov 17 2009

Thank you for your enquiry. Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. I apologize for the confusion. I'm not sure how both images were added to both datasheets, but I have updated the datasheets with the image that used that particul...

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