Product Name :
Mouse anti Vimentin, conjugated with FITC

Description :
| Clone RV202 | Isotype IgG1 | Product Type Primary Antibodies | Units 1 ml | Host Mouse | Species Reactivity Canine Caprine Chicken Hamster Human Monkey Mouse Rat Swine Xenopus Zebrafish | Application Flow Cytometry Immunocytochemistry Immunohistochemistry (frozen)

Background :
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.

Source :
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. <

Product :
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.

Specificity :
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.

Applications :

Storage :
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.

Caution :
When used for in vitro diagnostic purposes results must be put within the context of other diagnostic tests as well as the clinical history of the patient by a certified professional before final interpretation. Analyses performed with this antibody should be paralleled by positive and negative controls. If unexpected results are obtained which cannot be attributed to differences in laboratory procedures, please contact us. This product 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 our company accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.

References :
1. Ramaekers, F., Huysmans, A., Schaart, G., Moesker, O., and Vooijs, P. (1987). Tissue distribution of Keratin 7 as monitored by a monoclonal antibody, Exp Cell Res 170, 235-49. 2. Viebahn, C., Lane, E. B., and Ramaekers, F. C. (1988). Keratin and vimentin expression in early organogenesis of the rabbit embryo, Cell Tissue Res 253, 553-62. 3. Pieper, F. R., Schaart, G., Krimpenfort, P. J., Henderik, J. B., Moshage, H. J., van de Kemp, A., Ramaekers, F. C., Berns, A., and Bloemendal, H. (1989). Transgenic expression of the muscle-specific intermediate filament protein desmin in nonmuscle cells, J Cell Biol 108, 1009-24. 4. Raats, J. M., Pieper, F. R., Vree Egberts, W. T., Verrijp, K. N., Ramaekers, F. C., and Bloemendal, H. (1990). Assembly of amino-terminally deleted desmin in vimentin-free cells, J Cell Biol 111, 1971-85. 5. Ramaekers, F., van Niekerk, C., Poels, L., Schaafsma, E., Huijsmans, A., Robben, H., Schaart, G., and Vooijs, P. (1990). Use of monoclonal antibodies to keratin 7 in the differential diagnosis of adenocarcinomas, Am J Pathol 136, 641-55.

Antibodies are immunoglobulins secreted by effector lymphoid B cells into the bloodstream. Antibodies consist of two light peptide chains and two heavy peptide chains that are linked to each other by disulfide bonds to form a “Y” shaped structure. Both tips of the “Y” structure contain binding sites for a specific antigen. Antibodies are commonly used in medical research, pharmacological research, laboratory research, and health and epidemiological research. They play an important role in hot research areas such as targeted drug development, in vitro diagnostic assays, characterization of signaling pathways, detection of protein expression levels, and identification of candidate biomarkers.
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