• Product name
    Anti-Vimentin (phospho S38) antibody [EP1069Y]
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  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [EP1069Y] to Vimentin (phospho S38)
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    ab52942 only detects Vimentin phosphorylated at Serine 38.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WB, Dot blot, ICC/IFmore details
    Unsuitable for: Flow Cyt,IHC-Fr,IHC-P or IP
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide within Human Vimentin aa 1-100 (phospho S38). The exact sequence is proprietary.
    Database link: P08670

  • Positive control
    • WB: HeLa cell lysate treated with Calyculin A.
  • General notes

    A trial size is available to purchase for this antibody.

    Our RabMAb® technology is a patented hybridoma-based technology for making rabbit monoclonal antibodies. For details on our patents, please refer to RabMab® patents.

    This product is a recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab52942 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
WB 1/1000 - 1/200000. Detects a band of approximately 54 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 54 kDa).
Dot blot 1/1000.
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 24073199
  • Application notes
    Is unsuitable for Flow Cyt,IHC-Fr,IHC-P or IP.
  • 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
      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
      see all


    • All lanes : Anti-Vimentin (phospho S38) antibody [EP1069Y] (ab52942) at 1/1000000 dilution

      Lane 1 : HeLa whole cell lysate - untreated
      Lane 2 : HeLa whole cell lysate - treated with Calyculin A

      Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.

      All lanes : Peroxidase-conjugated goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) at 1/1000 dilution

      Predicted band size: 54 kDa
      Observed band size: 54 kDa

      Exposure time: 3 minutes

      Blocking and dilution buffer: 5% NFDM/TBST.

    • ab52942 staining Vimentin (phospho S38) in the hTERT fibroblastsl cell line from Human by ICC/IF (Immunocytochemistry/immunofluorescence). Cells were fixed with Paraformaldehyde, permeabilized with 0.5% Triton X-100. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/200). ab150081 Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (Alexa Fluor® 488) preadsorbed polyclonal was used as the secondary antibody (1/200). Cells were counterstained with DAPI. 

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    • Dot blot analysis of Vimentin (pS38) peptide (Lane 1) and Vimentin non-phospho peptide (Lane 2) labelling Vimentin (phospho S38) with ab52942 at a dilution of 1/1000. A Peroxidase-conjugated goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) was used as the secondary antibody at a dilution of 1/2500.

      Blocking and dilution buffer: 5% NFDM/TBST.

      Exposure time: 3 minutes.

    • All lanes : Anti-Vimentin (phospho S38) antibody [EP1069Y] (ab52942) at 1/200000 dilution

      Lane 1 : HeLa cell lysate untreated
      Lane 2 : HeLa cell lysate Calyculin A treated

      Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.

      All lanes : HRP-conjugated goat anti-rabbit IgG at 1/2000 dilution

      Predicted band size: 54 kDa
      Observed band size: 54 kDa


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    Customer reviews and Q&As

    Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
    Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
    Human Cell (hTERT fibroblasts)
    Yes - 0.5% Triton X-100
    hTERT fibroblasts

    Dr. Kirk Mcmanus

    Verified customer

    Submitted Dec 08 2017


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