Vimentin Antibody [Unconjugated]


Western blot shows lysates of Jurkat human acute T cell leukemia cell line and K562 human chronic myelogenous leukemia cell line. PVDF membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Goat Anti-Human Vimentin Antigen more
Vimentin was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human skin using 10 µg/mL Goat Anti-Human Vimentin Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF2105) overnight at more
Genetic Strategies: Vimentin was detected in immersion fixed K562 human chronic myelogenous leukemia cell line but is not detected in Vimentin knockout (KO) K562 Human Cell Line cell line using Goat more
Simple Western lane view shows lysates of K562 human chronic myelogenous leukemia cell line and Jurkat human acute T cell leukemia cell line, loaded at 0.2 mg/mL. A specific band was detected for Vimentin at more
Vimentin was detected in immersion fixed HeLa human cervical epithelial carcinoma cell line using Goat Anti-Human Vimentin Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF2105) at 1.7 µg/mL for 3 hours at more

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Reactivity Hu, Mu, RtSpecies Glossary
Applications WB, Simple Western, IHC, ICC/IF, KO
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Vimentin Antibody [Unconjugated] Summary

E. coli-derived recombinant human Vimentin
Accession # P08670
Detects human, mouse, and rat Vimentin in Western blots.
Purity Statement
Antigen Affinity-purified
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  • Immunocytochemistry 5-15 ug/mL
  • Immunohistochemistry 5-15 ug/mL
  • Knockout Validated 5-15 ug/mL
  • Simple Western 10 ug/mL
  • Western Blot 2 ug/mL
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Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied either lyophilized or as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
No Preservative
Reconstitution Instructions
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.


This product is produced by and ships from R&D Systems, Inc., a Bio-Techne brand.

Alternate Names for Vimentin Antibody [Unconjugated]

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


Vimentin is a 57 kDa class III intermediate filament (IF) protein that belongs to the intermediate filament family. It is the predominant IF in cells of mesenchymal origin such as vascular endothelium and blood cells (1‑3). The human Vimentin cDNA encodes a 466 amino acid (aa) protein that contains head and tail regions with multiple regulatory Ser/Thr phosphorylation sites, and a central rod domain with three coiled-coil regions separated by linkers (1, 2). Human Vimentin shares 97‑98% aa identity with mouse, rat, ovine, bovine and canine Vimentin. Sixteen Vimentin coiled-coil dimers self-assemble to form intermediate (10‑12 nm wide) filaments (4). These filaments then anneal longitudinally to form non-polarized fibers that support cell structure and withstand stress (4). IF fibers are highly dynamic, and half-life depends on the balance between kinase and phosphatase activity. For example, phosphorylation followed by dephosphorylation drives IF disintegration, followed by reorganization during mitosis (1, 5, 6). Interactions of head and tail domains link IFs with other structures such as actin and microtubule cytoskeletons (7). Vimentin is involved in positioning autophagosomes, lysosomes and the Golgi complex within the cell (8). It facilitates cell migration and motility by recycling internalized trailing edge integrins back to the cell surface at the leading edge (9‑11). Vimentin helps maintain the lipid composition of cellular membranes, and caspase cleavage of Vimentin is a key event in apoptosis (8, 12). Phosphorylation promotes secretion of Vimentin by TNF-alpha -stimulated macrophages (13). Extracellular Vimentin has been shown to associate with several microbes, and appears to promote an antimicrobial oxidative burst (13, 14). Cell-associated Vimentin can also interact with NKp46 to recruit NK cells to tuberculosis-infected monocytes (15).

  1. Omary, M.B. et al. (2006) Trends Biochem. Sci. 31:383.
  2. Ivaska, J. et al. (2007) Exp. Cell Res. 313:2050.
  3. Ferrari, S. et al. (1986) Mol. Cell. Biol. 6:3614.
  4. Sokolova, A.V. et al. (2006) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103:16206.
  5. Eriksson, J.E. et al. (2004) J. Cell Sci. 117:919.
  6. Li, Q.-F. et al. (2006) J. Biol. Chem. 281:34716.
  7. Esue, O. et al. (2006) J. Biol. Chem. 281:30393.
  8. Styers, M.L. et al. (2005) Traffic 6:359.
  9. McInroy, L. and A. Maata (2007) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 360:109.
  10. Nieminen, M. et al. (2006) Nat. Cell Biol. 8:156.
  11. Ivaska, J. et al. (2005) EMBO J. 24:3834.
  12. Byun, Y. et al. (2001) Cell Death Differ. 8:443.
  13. Mor-Vaknin, N. et al. (2003) Nat. Cell Biol. 5:59.
  14. Zou, Y. et al. (2006) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 351:625.
  15. Garg, A. et al. (2006) J. Immunol. 177:6192.


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 (AF2105)(23)

We have publications tested in 3 confirmed species: Human, Mouse, Xenograft.

We have publications tested in 8 applications: Binding Assay, ELISA Development, Flow Cytometry, ICC, IHC, IHC-P, Immunoprecipitation, Western Blot.

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L Adnani, J Kassouf, B Meehan, C Spinelli, N Tawil, I Nakano, J Rak Angiocrine extracellular vesicles impose mesenchymal reprogramming upon proneural glioma stem cells Nature Communications, 2022;13(1):5494. 2022 [PMID: 36123372] (Western Blot, Human) Western Blot Human
Y Weng, H Wang, D Wu, S Xu, X Chen, J Huang, Y Feng, L Li, Z Wang A novel lineage of osteoprogenitor cells with dual epithelial and mesenchymal properties govern maxillofacial bone homeostasis and regeneration after MSFL Cell Research, 2022;0(0):. 2022 [PMID: 35821090] (IHC, Mouse) IHC Mouse
AHM Ng, P Khoshakhla, JE Rojo Arias, G Pasquini, K Wang, A Swiersy, SL Shipman, E Appleton, K Kiaee, RE Kohman, A Vernet, M Dysart, K Leeper, W Saylor, JY Huang, A Graveline, J Taipale, DE Hill, M Vidal, JM Melero-Mar, V Busskamp, GM Church A comprehensive library of human transcription factors for cell fate engineering Nature Biotechnology, 2020;0(0):. 2020 [PMID: 33257861] (Flow Cytometry, Human) Flow Cytometry Human
E Sugawara, M Kato, Y Kudo, W Lee, R Hisada, Y Fujieda, K Oku, T Bohgaki, O Amengual, S Yasuda, T Onodera, S Hatakeyama, T Atsumi Autophagy promotes citrullination of VIM (vimentin) and its interaction with major histocompatibility complex class II in synovial fibroblasts Autophagy, 2019;0(0):1-10. 2019 [PMID: 31486697] (Immunoprecipitation, Human) Immunoprecipitation Human
S Zeng, B Zhu, J Zeng, W Wu, C Jiang Zeylenone represses the progress of human prostate cancer by downregulating the Wnt/??catenin pathway Mol Med Rep, 2018;0(0):. 2018 [PMID: 30365080]
L Liu, E Aleksandro, F Schönsiege, D Gröner, N Bauer, CC Nwaeburu, Z Zhao, J Gladkich, T Hoppe-Tich, E Yefenof, T Hackert, O Strobel, I Herr Dexamethasone mediates pancreatic cancer progression by glucocorticoid receptor, TGF? and JNK/AP-1 Cell Death Dis, 2017;8(10):e3064. 2017 [PMID: 28981109] (ICC, Human) ICC Human
Lynne A Murray, Rebecca Dunmore, Ana Camelo, Carla A Da Silva, Malin J Gustavsso, David M Habiel, Tillie L Hackett, Cory M Hogaboam, Matthew A Sleeman, Darryl A Knight Acute cigarette smoke exposure activates apoptotic and inflammatory programs but a second stimulus is required to induce epithelial to mesenchymal transition in COPD epithelium. Respiratory Research, 2017;0(0):1465-993X. 2017 [PMID: 28468623] (IHC-P, Human) IHC-P Human
LA Murray, R Dunmore, A Camelo, CA Da Silva, MJ Gustavsson, DM Habiel, TL Hackett, CM Hogaboam, MA Sleeman, DA Knight Acute cigarette smoke exposure activates apoptotic and inflammatory programs but a second stimulus is required to induce epithelial to mesenchymal transition in COPD epithelium Respir. Res., 2017;18(1):82. 2017 [PMID: 28468623] (IHC-P, Human) IHC-P Human
David G Gorenstein Morph-X-Select: Morphology-based tissue aptamer selection for ovarian cancer biomarker discovery BioTechniques, 2016;61(5):249-259. 2016 [PMID: 27839510] (Binding Assay, Human) Binding Assay Human
TGF-?1 Is Present at High Levels in Wound Fluid from Breast Cancer Patients Immediately Post-Surgery, and Is Not Increased by Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) PLoS ONE, 2016;11(9):e0162221. 2016 [PMID: 27589056] (Western Blot, Human) Western Blot Human
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Sample TestedSee PMID 23658023

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Blogs on Vimentin. Showing 1-10 of 14 blog posts - Show all blog posts.

Taking Biomarker Discovery From 2D to 3D: Increased Biological Activity of EVs Isolated From 3D Prostate Cancer Cultures
Jamshed Arslan, Pharm D, PhD Tissues within the human body are made of a three-dimensional (3D) arrangement of cells working together to perform vital functions. The commonly used 2D monolayer cultures have limited ...  Read full blog post.

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Antibody treatment can generate microglia-like cells from bone marrow
By Jennifer Sokolowski, MD, PhD.Microglia play important roles in the brain in both homeostatic and pathological conditions, acting to clear debris and dying cells. There is evidence to suggest that microglial dys...  Read full blog post.

Stemness is responsible for onset and metastasis of colorectal cancer
By Jamshed Arslan, Pharm. D., PhD. Colorectal cancer stem cells are a rare subpopulation of colorectal cancer cells that can self-renew and initiate and sustain tumor growth when transplanted into an animal host.1,2 C...  Read full blog post.

The use of Beta Actin (AC-15) as a loading control across multiple species
Actin is a fundamental component of the cytoskeleton, where it has the ability to create and break down actin filament formation in response to various cell needs.  Actin has six highly conserved isoforms, however beta and gamma actin are the two...  Read full blog post.

The use of actin as a loading control in research on fruiting-body development and vegetative growth in Sordaria macrospora research
Sordaria macrospora is a filamentous fungus that serves as very useful system for scientific research due to a short life cycle and easy manipulation.  Just like any other model organism, it is important to have an effective loading control to va...  Read full blog post.

Alpha-smooth muscle actin and the modulation of endothelial and epithelial cell biology
Actin is essential for a wide range of cell functions, ranging from cell division and chromatin remodeling to vesicle trafficking and maintenance of cellular structure. In fact, mislocalization of actin to cell junctions during development leads t...  Read full blog post.

Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Markers
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) is the trans-differentiation of stationary epithelial cells into motile mesenchymal cells. During EMT, epithelial cells lose their junctions and apical-basal polarity, reorganize their cytoskeleton, undergo a...  Read full blog post.

CD63: is it pro-metastatic or anti-metastatic?
CD63 is a type II membrane protein belonging to tetraspanin superfamily and it play key roles in the activation of several cellular signaling cascades along with acting as TIMP1 receptor. It is expressed by activated platelets, monocytes,...  Read full blog post.

Vimentin: Regulating EMT and Cancer
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