Mouse anti Vimentin, conjugated with FITCCatalog number: MUB1900L1
Vimentin (57 kDa) is the intermediate filament protein (IFP) of mesenchymal cells. This IFP however often deviates from the tissue-specific and developmentally regulated pattern of expression. Besides its typical expression in most cultured cells, vimentin is also expressed together with several other IFPs during early stages of development. As differentiation proceeds, vimentin is exchanged for the tissue-specific intermediate filament type. Also in cancers, vimentin is often expressed in addition to the tissue-specific IFP.
RV202 is a mouse monoclonal IgG1 antibody derived by fusion of SP2/0-Ag14 mouse myeloma cells with spleen cells from a BALB/c mouse immunized with a cytoskeletal vimentin extract of calf lens.
Each vial contains 1ml FITC-conjugated vimentin monoclonal antibody in PBS containing 0,1% BSA, 0.09% sodium azide. Approximately 100 tests.
Product Form: FITC
Formulation: Each vial contains 1ml FITC-conjugated vimentin monoclonal antibody in PBS containing 0,1% BSA, 0.09% sodium azide. Approximately 100 tests.
RV202-FITC reacts exclusively with vimentin, which is expressed in mesenchymal cells and mesenchymal derived tumors e.g. lymphoma, sarcoma and melanoma. RV202-FITC is suitable for immunocytochemistry on cell cultures and cytospins, immunohistochemistry on frozen tissues, as well as for flow cytometry. Optimal antibody dilution should be determined by titration; recommended dilution is 1:10.
The antibody is shipped at ambient temperature and may be stored at +4°C. For prolonged storage prepare appropriate aliquots and store at or below -20°C. Prior to use, an aliquot is thawed slowly in the dark at ambient temperature, spun down again and used to prepare working dilutions by adding sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.2). Repeated thawing and freezing should be avoided. Working dilutions should be stored at +4°C, not refrozen, and preferably used the same day. If a slight precipitation occurs upon storage, this should be removed by centrifugation. It will not affect the performance or the concentration of the product.
This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals. It may contain hazardous ingredients. Please refer to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for additional information and proper handling procedures. Dispose product remainders according to local regulations.This datasheet is as accurate as reasonably achievable, but Exalpha Biologicals accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.
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Mouse anti Vimentin, conjugated with FITC
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|Immunofluorescence staining of frozen section of human colon using MUB1900L1. Note reactivity in connective tissue while epithelial cells remain negative.|
Immunofluorescence staining of frozen section of human colon using MUB1900L1. Note reactivity in connective tissue while epithelial cells remain negative.