VIM Antibody [SPM576] Cat. No.: 34-182

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psi-iconSpecifications
HOST SPECIES:Mouse
SPECIES REACTIVITY: Bovine, Cat, Chicken, Dog, Goat, Human, Pig
IMMUNOGEN: Human recombinant protein was used as the immunogen for this VIM antibody.
TESTED APPLICATIONS: Flow, IF, IHC, WB
APPLICATIONS: Flow Cytometry: 0.5-1 ug/million cells in 0.1ml

Immunofluorescence: 1-2 ug/ml

Western blot: 0.25-0.5 ug/ml

Immunohistochemistry (FFPE): 0.25-0.5 ug/ml for 30 min at RT (1)

Prediluted format: incubate for 30 min at RT (2)

The optimal dilution of the VIM antibody for each application should be determined by the researcher.

1. Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0, for 10-20 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes.
2. The prediluted format is supplied in a dropper bottle and is optimized for use in IHC. After epitope retrieval step (if required), drip mAb solution onto the tissue section and incubate at RT for 30 min.

SPECIFICITY: Does not react with mouse and rat

psi-iconProperties
PURIFICATION:Protein G affinity chromatography
CLONALITY:Monoclonal
ISOTYPE:IgG1
CONJUGATE:Unconjugated
PHYSICAL STATE:Liquid
BUFFER:PBS with 0.1 mg/ml BSA and 0.05% sodium azide
CONCENTRATION:0.2 mg/mL
STORAGE CONDITIONS:Aliquot and Store at 2-8˚C. Avoid freez-thaw cycles.

psi-iconAdditional Info
OFFICIAL SYMBOL:VIM
ALTERNATE NAMES:Vimentin, VIM
GENE ID:7431
USER NOTE:Optimal dilutions for each application to be determined by the researcher
psi-iconBackground and References
BACKGROUND:This mAb reacts with a 58kDa protein identified as vimentin. It shows no cross-reaction with other closely related intermediate filament proteins (IFPs) such as desmin, keratin, neurofilament, and glial fibrillary acid protein. Anti-vimentin alone is of limited value as a diagnostic tool; however, when used in panels with other antibodies, it is useful for the sub-classification of a given tumor. Expression of vimentin, when used in conjunction with anti-keratin, is helpful when distinguishing melanomas from undifferentiated carcinomas and large cell lymphomas. All melanomas and Schwannomas react strongly with anti-vimentin. It labels a variety of mesenchymal cells, including melanocytes, lymphocytes, endothelial cells, and fibroblasts. Non-reactivity of anti-vimentin is often considered more useful than its positive reactivity, since there are a few tumors that do not contain vimentin, e.g. hepatoma and seminoma. Anti-vimentin is also useful as a tissue process control reagent.

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