Work with LifeSpan to design a custom immunohistochemistry to address your specific biological question. Outsource the entire localization process without having to
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TCR Screening Services
Test your therapeutic antibodies in immunohistochemistry against a broad panel of normal frozen human tissue types in order to determine potential unintended binding.
Our non-GLP TCR services are designed on the FDA recommendation outlined in their "Points to Consider in the Manufacture and Testing of Monoclonal Antibody Products for Human Use".
Vimentin is 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.
Formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded human breast carcinoma tissue reacted with Vimentin Antibody (S82) , which was peroxidase-conjugated to the secondary antibody, followed by DAB staining. This data demonstrates the use of this antibody for immunohistochemistry; clinical relevance has not been evaluated.
Fluorescent confocal image of SY5Y cells stained with Vimentin (S82) antibody. SY5Y cells were fixed with 4% PFA (20 min), permeabilized with Triton X-100 (0.2%, 30 min). Cells were then incubated Vimentin (S82) primary antibody (1:200, 2 h at room temperature). For secondary antibody, Alexa Fluor 488 conjugated donkey anti-rabbit antibody (green) was used (1:1000, 1h). Nuclei were counterstained with Hoechst 33342 (blue) (10 ug/ml, 5 min). Note the highly specific localization of the Vimentin immunosignal to the cytoskeleton, supported by Human Protein Atlas Data (http://www.proteinatlas.org/ENSG00000026025).
Western blot of Vimentin-S82 in HeLa cell line lysates (35 ug/lane). Vimentin (arrow) was detected using the purified antibody.
Western blot of VIM(arrow) using rabbit polyclonal Vimentin Antibody (S82). 293 cell lysates (2 ug/lane) either nontransfected (Lane 1) or transiently transfected with the VIM gene (Lane 2) (Origene Technologies).
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Date Requested: 12/4/2016