Overview

  • Product name

    Anti-Vimentin antibody [V9] - BSA and Azide free
    See all Vimentin primary antibodies
  • Description

    Mouse monoclonal [V9] to Vimentin - BSA and Azide free
  • Host species

    Mouse
  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: IHC-Fr, WB, IHC-P, ICC/IF, Flow Cyt, IHC-FoFrmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Rat, Horse, Chicken, Cow, Cat, Dog, Human, Pig
    Does not react with: Mouse
  • Immunogen

    corresponding to Vimentin.

  • Positive control

    • WB: HeLa and MOLT4 whole cell lysates. ICC/IF: HeLa cells. IHC-P: Human kidney FFPE tissue sections. Flow Cyt: MDA-MB-231 cells, SV40LT-SMC cells.
  • General notes

    ab223871 is the PBS only version of ab8069.

    If you require this antibody in a particular buffer formulation or a particular conjugate for your experiments, please contact orders@abcam.com or you can find further information here.

    This monoclonal antibody to vimentin has been knockout validated in ICC/IF. The expected staining was observed in wild type cells and no staining was seen in vimentin knockout cells.

     

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab223871 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
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration.
WB Use at an assay dependent concentration. Detects a band of approximately 57 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 54 kDa).
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration.
Flow Cyt Use at an assay dependent concentration.

ab170190 - Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.

IHC-FoFr Use at an assay dependent concentration.

Target

  • 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
    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 localization

    Cytoplasm.
  • 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
    see all

Images

  • All lanes : Anti-Vimentin antibody [V9] - Cytoskeleton Marker (ab8069) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : Wild-type HAP1 whole cell lysate
    Lane 2 : VIM (Vimentin) knockout HAP1 whole cell lysate
    Lane 3 : HeLa whole cell lysate
    Lane 4 : MOLT4 whole cell lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.

    Predicted band size: 54 kDa



    This image was produced using the same antibody clone, but in a different formulation, ab8069.

    Lanes 1 - 4: Merged signal (red and green). Green - ab8069 observed at 57 kDa. Red - loading control, ab181602, observed at 37 kDa.

    ab8069 was shown to specifically react with Vimentin in wild-type HAP1 cells as signal was lost in VIM (Vimentin) knockout cells. Wild-type and VIM (Vimentin) knockout samples were subjected to SDS-PAGE. Ab8069 and ab181602 (Rabbit anti-GAPDH loading control) were incubated overnight at 4°C at 1 μg/ml and 1/10000 dilution respectively. Blots were developed with Goat anti-Mouse IgG H&L (IRDye® 800CW) preabsorbed ab216772 and Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (IRDye® 680RD) preabsorbed ab216777 secondary antibodies at 1/10000 dilution for 1 hour at room temperature before imaging.

  • This image was produced using the same antibody clone, but in a different formulation, ab8069.

    ab8069 staining Vimentin (colored green) in wild-type HAP1 cells (top panel) and VIM knockout HAP1 cells (bottom panel). The cells were fixed with 100% methanol (5min), permeabilized with 0.1% Triton X-100 for 5 minutes and then blocked with 1% BSA/10% normal goat serum/0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h. The cells were then incubated with ab8069 at 0.5μg/ml and ab202272 (Rabbit monoclonal [EP1332Y] to alpha Tubulin (Alexa Fluor® 594)) at 1/250 dilution overnight at +4°C, followed by a further incubation at room temperature for 1h with ab150117 (Goat secondary antibody to Mouse IgG (Alexa Fluor® 488)) at 2 μg/ml (colored green). Nuclear DNA was labeled in blue with DAPI.

    Image was taken with a confocal microscope (Leica-Microsystems, TCS SP8).

  • This image was produced using the same antibody clone, but in a different formulation, ab8069.

    IHC image of ab8069 staining Vimentin in normal human kidney formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections*, performed on a Leica Bond. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab8069, 1/500 dilution, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with hematoxylin and mounted with DPX.

    No primary antibody was used in the negative control (shown on the inset).

    For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated) customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, primary antibody concentration and antibody incubation times.

    *Tissue obtained from the Human Research Tissue Bank, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

  • This image was produced using the same antibody clone, but in a different formulation, ab8069.

    ab8069 staining Vimentin in HeLa cells. The cells were fixed with 4% formaldehyde (10min), permeabilized with 0.1% Triton X-100 for 5 minutes and then blocked with 1% BSA/10% normal goat serum/0.3M glycine in 0.1%PBS-Tween for 1h. The cells were then incubated overnight at +4°C with ab8069 at 1/100 dilution (shown in green) and ab195889, Mouse monoclonal to alpha Tubulin (Alexa Fluor® 594), at 2µg/ml (shown in red). Nuclear DNA was labeled with DAPI (shown in blue).
    Image was taken with a confocal microscope (Leica-Microsystems, TCS SP8).

  • This image was produced using the same antibody clone, but in a different formulation, ab8069.

    IHC image of Vimentin staining in human Hodgkin's lymphoma formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section, performed on a Leica BondTM system using the standard protocol F. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab8069, 1µg/ml, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with hematoxylin and mounted with DPX.

  • This image was produced using the same antibody clone, but in a different formulation, ab8069.

    Overlay histogram showing SV40LT-SMC cells stained with ab8069 (red line). The cells were fixed with 4% formaldehyde (10 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Triton X-100 for 20 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab8069, 0.1μg/1x106 cells) for 30 min at 22ºC. The secondary antibody used was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-mouse IgG (H&L) (ab150113) at 1/2000 dilution for 30 min at 22ºC. Isotype control antibody (black line) was mouse IgG1 [ICIGG1] (ab91353, 0.1μg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Unlabeled sample (blue line) was also used as a control.

    Acquisition of >5,000 events were collected using a 20mW Argon ion laser (488nm) and 525/30 bandpass filter.

    This antibody gave a positive signal in SV40LT-SMC cells fixed with 80% methanol (5 min)/permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Triton X-100 for 20 min used under the same conditions.

  • This image was produced using the same antibody clone, but in a different formulation, ab8069.

    Overlay histogram showing MDA-MB-231 cells stained with ab8069 (red line). The cells were fixed with 4% formaldehyde (10 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Triton X-100 for 20 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab8069, 1μg/1x106 cells) for 30 min at 22ºC. The secondary antibody used was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-mouse IgG (H&L) (ab150113) at 1/2000 dilution for 30 min at 22ºC. Isotype control antibody (black line) was mouse IgG1 [ICIGG1] (ab91353, 1μg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Unlabeled sample (blue line) was also used as a control.

    Acquisition of >5,000 events were collected using a 20mW Argon ion laser (488nm) and 525/30 bandpass filter.

    This antibody gave a positive signal in MDA-MB-231 cells fixed with 80% methanol (5 min)/permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Triton X-100 for 20 min used under the same conditions.

  • This image was produced using the same antibody clone, but in a different formulation, ab8069.

    IHC image showing no staining when ab8069 was used on mouse kidney formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue, using MOM detection kit, ab127055. The section was pre-treated using pressure cooker heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6) for 30 mins. The section was incubated with ab8069 at 5 µg/ml for 15 mins at room temperature. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was counterstained with hematoxylin and mounted with DPX.

    For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated) customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, primary antibody concentration and antibody incubation times.

References

ab223871 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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