• Product nameAnti-Vimentin (phospho S56) antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Vimentin (phospho S56)
  • SpecificityDetects Vimentin only when phosphorylated at serine 56.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ELISA, IHC-P, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic phosphopeptide derived from human Vimentin around the phosphorylation site of serine 56 (A-S-SP-P-G).

  • Positive control
    • Extracts from A549 cells treated with Nocodazole (1ug/ml, 16hours), human breast carcinoma tissue



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

Application Abreviews Notes
ELISA 1/20000.
IHC-P 1/50 - 1/100.
WB 1/500 - 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 54 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 54 kDa).


  • 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 (phospho S56) antibody images

  • All lanes : Anti-Vimentin (phospho S56) antibody (ab61802) at 1/500 dilution

    Lane 1 : extracts from A549 cells, treated with Nocodazole (1ug/ml, 16hours)
    Lane 2 : extracts from A549 cells, treated with Nocodazole (1ug/ml, 16hours) with immunizing peptide

    Predicted band size : 54 kDa
    Observed band size : 54 kDa
  • Ab61802 at 1/50 dilution staining human breast carcinoma tissue without (left) and with (right) immunizing peptide; paraffin embedded.

References for Anti-Vimentin (phospho S56) antibody (ab61802)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Thaiparambil JT  et al. Withaferin A inhibits breast cancer invasion and metastasis at sub-cytotoxic doses by inducing vimentin disassembly and serine 56 phosphorylation. Int J Cancer 129:2744-55 (2011). WB . Read more (PubMed: 21538350) »

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