Anti-Vimentin Monoclonal Antibody

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Product Name Anti-Vimentin Monoclonal Antibody
Description This gene encodes a member of the intermediate filament family. Intermediate filamentents, along with microtubules and actin microfilaments, make up the cytoskeleton. The protein encoded by this gene is responsible for maintaining cell shape, integrity of the cytoplasm, and stabilizing cytoskeletal interactions. It is also involved in the immune response, and controls the transport of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-derived cholesterol from a lysosome to the site of esterification. It functions as an organizer of a number of critical proteins involved in attachment, migration, and cell signaling. Mutations in this gene causes a dominant, pulverulent cataract. The antibody is highly specific for the intermediate filament protein vimentin which is present in all cells of mesenchymal origin. VIM 3B4 has turned out to be the most avid mab to vimentin. Polypeptide reacting: Mr 57 000 intermediate filament protein (vimentin) of mesenchymal cells. Tumors specifically detected: sarcoma (including myosarcoma), lymphoma, melanoma. The binding region of monoclonal antibody VIM3B4 has been characterized by Bohn et al.(1992). According to these authors, the epitope has been localized on the alpha-helical part of vimentin (rod domain coil 2). Due to an aa substitution at position of aa 353 in murine vimentin (that could explain for the weak cross-reaction of the antibody with murine vimentin) they were able to narrow down the binding region around position 353. These findings were confirmed by truncation mutagenesis experiments using human vimentin (Rogers et al., 1995).
Background This gene encodes a member of the intermediate filament family. Intermediate filamentents, along with microtubules and actin microfilaments, make up the cytoskeleton. The protein encoded by this gene is responsible for maintaining cell shape, integrity of the cytoplasm, and stabilizing cytoskeletal interactions. It is also involved in the immune response, and controls the transport of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-derived cholesterol from a lysosome to the site of esterification. It functions as an organizer of a number of critical proteins involved in attachment, migration, and cell signaling. Mutations in this gene causes a dominant, pulverulent cataract.
Clone VIM3B4
Isotype IgG2a
Immunogen Vimentin (purified from bovine lens)
Synonyms VIM, RP11-124N14.1, CTRCT30
Reactivity Amphibian, Bovine, Canine, Chicken, Human, Primate
Applications ELISA, IF, IHC, WB
Form Purified (Protein A), in PBS containing 1% BSA and 0.1% sodium-azide
Storage 2-8C for immediate use, or at -20C (aliquot)
Intended Use For Research Use Only
FDA Status For Research Use Only

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