Vimentin Antibody (2D1)


Genetic Strategies: Knockout Validated: Vimentin Antibody (2D1) [NBP1-92687] - Western blot shows lysates of K562 human Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia parental cell line and Vimentin knockout (KO) K562 cell line. more
Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence: Vimentin Antibody (2D1) [NBP1-92687] - View of mixed neuron/glial cultures stained with NBP1-92687 (green) and the GFAP rabbit polyclonal (NB300-141, red). Vimentin is expressed more
Western Blot: Vimentin Antibody (2D1) [NBP1-92687] - Analysis of different cell lysates using mouse mAb to vimentin, NBP1-92687, dilution 1:10,000 in green: [1] protein standard (red), [2] HEK293, [3] HeLa, [4] SH-SY5Y, more
Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence: Vimentin Antibody (2D1) [NBP1-92687] - Analysis of cortical neuron-glial cell cultures from E20 rat stained with mouse mAb to vimentin, NBP1-92687, dilution 1:2,000 in red, and more
Immunohistochemistry: Vimentin Antibody (2D1) [NBP1-92687] - Mouse cortex microslice section (from postnatal day 3) was immunostained with (1:500 dil.). This image was submitted via customer Review.
Simple Western: Vimentin Antibody (2D1) [NBP1-92687] - Simple Western lane view shows a specific band for Vimentin in 0.5 mg/ml of HeLa lysate. This experiment was performed under reducing conditions using the 12-230 more

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Reactivity Hu, Rt, Mu(-)Species Glossary
Applications WB, Simple Western, ICC/IF, IHC, IHC-P, KO
1 mg/ml
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Vimentin Antibody (2D1) Summary

Full length recombinant human Vimentin Antibody expressed in and purified from E. coli. [UniProt# P08670]
Mesenchymal Cells Marker
Protein G purified
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  • Western Blot 1:10000
  • Simple Western 1:100
  • Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence 1:1000
  • Immunohistochemistry 1:1000
  • Immunohistochemistry-Paraffin
  • Knockout Validated
Application Notes
This Vimentin (2D1) antibody is useful for Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry, and Western blot, where a band can be seen at approximately 50 kDa. Use in IHC-P was reported in scientific literature (PMID: 30327566).

In Simple Western only 10 - 15 uL of the recommended dilution is used per data point. Separated by Size-Wes, Sally Sue/Peggy Sue.
Theoretical MW
53.6 kDa.
Disclaimer note: The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.
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NBP1-92687 in the following applications:

  • IHC
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  • 1 publication
  • WB
    2 publications

Reactivity Notes

Currently this antibody is not found to be reactive with mouse; however, it previousy has been shown to be reactive to mouse in verified customer review(s).

Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Store at 4C short term. Aliquot and store at -20C long term. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.
PBS, 50% glycerol (1:1)
5mM Sodium Azide
1 mg/ml
Protein G purified

Alternate Names for Vimentin Antibody (2D1)

  • epididymis secretory sperm binding protein
  • FLJ36605
  • VIM
  • Vimentin


Vimentin is a type III intermediate filament (IF) protein, encoded by the VIM gene, that plays an essential role in cytoskeletal function and is largely expressed by mesenchymal cell such as endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and immune cells (1). Human vimentin monomer protein is 466 amino acids (aa) in length with a theoretical molecular weight of ~54 kDa (2). Vimentin protein contains a central rod domain composed of four alpha-helices which is flanked by an N-terminal head domain and C-terminal tail domain (1,3). Vimentin monomers dimerize to form more complex structures resulting in the assembly of eight tetramers, referred to as unit-length filaments, which then assemble into full-length intermediate filaments that are 10-12 nm wide (1,3,4).

Activated macrophages have been shown to secrete phosphorylated vimentin which can be stimulated by a variety of pathophysiological factors including oxidized low-density lipoproteins and TNF-alpha or inhibited by IL-10 (1). The vimentin protein is often expressed at the cell surface playing a role in cell-cell interactions, tissue damage and repair, immune response, and pathogen recognition (1). Vimentin functions in many cytoskeletal processes including cell migration, which is highlighted by its upregulation during epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) (4,5). Vimentin is a commonly used marker for EMT and is expressed by many tumor types (5). For example, high metastasis of oral squamous cell carcinomas also showed high vimentin positive expression in immunohistochemical staining analysis (5). A number of vimentin targeting compounds are in cancer-related clinical trials, however, given the multifunctional role of vimentin, the effect of inhibition on non-malignant cells needs to be thoroughly examined (5).


1. Ramos, I., Stamatakis, K., Oeste, C. L., & Perez-Sala, D. (2020). Vimentin as a Multifaceted Player and Potential Therapeutic Target in Viral Infections. International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

2. Uniprot (P08670)

3. Morrow, C. S., & Moore, D. L. (2020). Vimentin's side gig: Regulating cellular proteostasis in mammalian systems. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken, N.J.).

4. van Bodegraven, E. J., & Etienne-Manneville, S. (2020). Intermediate filaments against actomyosin: the david and goliath of cell migration. Current Opinion in Cell Biology.

5. Strouhalova, K., Prechova, M., Gandalovicova, A., Brabek, J., Gregor, M., & Rosel, D. (2020). Vimentin Intermediate Filaments as Potential Target for Cancer Treatment. Cancers.


This product is for research use only and is not approved for use in humans or in clinical diagnosis. Primary Antibodies are guaranteed for 1 year from date of receipt.

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Publications for Vimentin Antibody (NBP1-92687)(5)

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Sample TestedMouse cortex

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FAQs for Vimentin Antibody (NBP1-92687). (Showing 1 - 2 of 2 FAQs).

  1. I am planning on using mouse monoclonal Vimentin Antibody (2D1), NBP1-92687 on mouse fibroblasts. Has the antibody been tested for cross-reactivity with endogenous IgG? Do I have to expect strong background?
    • If the proposed samples are mouse fibroblasts grown in tissue culture, there should be no problem as any endogenous mouse IgG would be diluted out after a few days in culture, as the cells are fed. Western blotting or IHC of pancreatic tissue would be more of a problem, as this would contain some endogenous IgG, though much of this can be removed by perfusing the animal with PBS prior to taking out the pancreas. The endogenous mouse IgG is mostly in blood vessels and may show up in IHC, though various kits are available which are supposed to address this issue. On western blots, the mouse IgG usually shows up as a somewhat diffuse band at about 55 kDa (the IgG heavy chains; most anti-mouse reagents bind primarily the heavy chain) and in some cases a faint band at about 20 kDa (the IgG light chains). Vimentin should appear as a sharp and clean single band at 50 kDa, so should be easily distinguished from any endogenous mouse IgG. This issue could be avoided entirely by using an alternative anti-vimentin antibody with a different host.
  2. Hi, what exactly does Mu(-) refer to?
    • (-) refers to a negative species reactivity. In this case, the antibody reacts to human and rat Vimentin but not to mouse Vimentin

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Alexa Fluor 350 NBP1-92687AF350
Alexa Fluor 405 NBP1-92687AF405
Alexa Fluor 488 NBP1-92687AF488
Alexa Fluor 532 NBP1-92687AF532
Alexa Fluor 594 NBP1-92687AF594
Alexa Fluor 647 NBP1-92687AF647
Alexa Fluor 700 NBP1-92687AF700
Alexa Fluor 750 NBP1-92687AF750
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DyLight 350 NBP1-92687UV
DyLight 405 NBP1-92687V
DyLight 488 NBP1-92687G
DyLight 550 NBP1-92687R
DyLight 594 NBP1-92687DL594
DyLight 650 NBP1-92687C
DyLight 680 NBP1-92687FR
DyLight 755 NBP1-92687IR
FITC NBP1-92687F
HRP NBP1-92687H
Janelia Fluor 549 NBP1-92687JF549
Janelia Fluor 646 NBP1-92687JF646

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Gene Symbol VIM