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Vimentin Antibody, pAb, Chicken

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Synonyms Chicken Anti Vimentin pAb; Anti Vimentin
Description Vimentin is protein subunit of the 10 nm or intermediate filaments protein found in many kinds of mesenchymal and epithelia cells, in many kinds of cells in tissue culture and in developing neuronal and astrocytic precursor cells in the central nervous system. Vimentin frequently forms copolymers with other intermediate filament proteins, such as GFAP (in many kinds of astrocytes), with desmin (in muscle cells) and neurofilament proteins (in developing neurons). Antibodies to vimentin are useful in studies of stem cells and generally to reveal the filamentous cytoskeleton. This antibody was raised in chickens against purified recombinant vimentin.
Host Species Chicken
Antigen Species Human
Conjugation Unconjugated
Immunogen Recombinant vimentin purified from E. coli
Purification Immunoaffinity purification

Subclass Chicken IgY
Concentration 1 mg/ml in PBS, pH 7.4 with 0.05% sodium azide, frozen liquid
Specificity Vimentin from human, rat, mouse
Species Reactivity Human, rat, mouse
Storage Stable for one year at -20ºC from date of shipment. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Aliquot will be stable at 4ºC for 3 months.

Ermakova S, et al. The intermediate filament protein vimentin is a new target for epigallocatechin gallate. J. Biol. Chem. Apr 2005; 280(17): 16882-16890.

Ishizaki M, et al. Expression of collagen I, smooth muscle alpha-actin, and vimentin during the healing of alkali-burned and lacerated corneas. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. Nov 1993; 34(12): 3320-3328.

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