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Vimentin Antibody – CPCA-Vim

  • Clonality : Chicken Polyclonal
  • Applications : WB | IF/ICC | IHC
  • Reactivity : Human | Horse | Cow | Pig | Chicken | Rat | Mouse

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Encor Chicken Polyclonal to Vimentin 

Vimentin is 10nm subunit of intermediate filaments, which are a major component of the cytoskeleton in most cell types. Vimentin is found in mesenchymal cells, and was first named and characterized in a collaborative study from the labs of German scientists Werner Franke and Klaus Weber (1). The name derives from the Latin “Vimentum“, meaning arrays of flexible rods such as in lattices, filigrees and wicker-work, which describes the intermediate filament network quite well. Vimentin is also found in many cell types in tissue culture, most notably fibroblasts, and in developing neuronal and astrocytic precursor cells in the central nervous system.
Many cell lines such as HEK293, HeLa, 3T3 and Cos cells contain prominent vimentin networks. Vimentin frequently forms copolymers with other intermediate filament proteins, such as GFAP (in astrocytes, ependymal cells and neural stem cells), with desmin (in muscle and endothelial cells) and neurofilament proteins (in developing neurons). A E151K point mutation in the vimentin gene was shown to be causative of an autosomal dominant pulverulent cataract disease, but so far only in a single patient (2).

Vimentin is a major protein of eye lens and cornea, and this mutation renders the molecule unable assemble into normal 10nm filaments. Antibodies to vimentin are useful in studies of stem cells and generally to reveal the filamentous cytoskeleton. The immunogen used to generate this antibody was recombinant human vimentin expressed in and purified from E. coli. The same immunogen was used to produce two monoclonal antibodies to vimentin MCA-2A52 and MCA-2D1. The HGNC name for this protein is VIM.


HGNC name(s) : VIM


Host : Chicken


Clonality : Polyclonal


ID : EnCor Biotechnology Vimentin Vim


Reactivity : Human | Horse | Cow | Pig | Chicken | Rat | Mouse


Isotype : IgY


Conjugation : none


Immunogen : Recombinant full length human


Mass of detected protein : 50 kDa


Uniprot ID : P08670


KGNC name : VIM


RRID # : AB_2216401


Purification : Concentrated IgY preparation


Storage : Shipped on ice. Store at 4°C. For long term storage, leave frozen at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.


Validated applications : WB | IF/ICC | IHC


Suggested Dilutions: 

WB: 1:10 000. ICC/IF and IHC: 1:5 000.


Datasheet


Link to on EnCor’s website 


References :

1. Franke, W. W., Schmid, E., Osborn, M. and Weber, K. Different intermediate-sized filaments distinguished by immunofluorescence microscopy. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 75:5034–5038 (1978).

2. Muller, M., Bhattacharya, S. S., Moore, T., Prescott, Q., Wedig, T., Herrmann, H., Magin, T. M. Dominant cataract formation in association with a vimentin assembly disrupting mutation. Hum. Molec. Genet. 18:1052-1057 (2009).


Additional information

Format

50 ul, 100 ul, 500 ul

Supplier

Host

Chicken

Clonality

Polyclonal

Conjugation

None

Isotype

IgY

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