• Product nameAnti-Vimentin antibody
    See all Vimentin primary antibodies
  • Description
    Chicken polyclonal to Vimentin
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant human Vimentin purified from E. coli.

  • Positive control
    • NIH 3T3 cell lysate. Mixed neuron/glial cultures.



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

Application Abreviews Notes
WB 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 50 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 54 kDa).
ICC/IF 1/500.


  • 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
    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

  • Anti-Vimentin antibody (ab73159) at 1/1000 dilution + NIH 3T3 cell lysate

    Predicted band size : 54 kDa
    Observed band size : 50 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
  • Immunofluorescence analysis of Vimentin in mixed neuron/glial cultures stained with ab73159 at 1/500 dilution (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.

References for Anti-Vimentin antibody (ab73159)

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Application Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Sample Rat Cell (CD90+ lung cells)
Permeabilization Yes - 0,2% Saponin
Specification CD90+ lung cells
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 5 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 25°C
Fixative Paraformaldehyde

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Application Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Sample Human Cell (Brain)
Permeabilization No
Specification Brain
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 22°C
Fixative Methanol

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Application Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Sample Rat Cell (primary lung fibroblast)
Specification primary lung fibroblast
Fixative Paraformaldehyde
Permeabilization Yes - 0.2% saponin
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 10 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 20°C

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