Vimentin Antibody Staining Protocol for Immunohistochemistry

 

Description: Vimentin is an intermediate filament protein found in cells of mesenchymal origin such as endothelial cells, fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells and lymphoid cells. This antibody will help detect vimentin and cells of mesenchymal origin in normal and uncharacterized tissues.

 

Primary Antibody

Name: Rabbit Anti-Human Vimentin Antibody

Clone: SP20

Supplier: Vector Labs

Catalog Number: VP-RM17

Dilution: 1:100 using IHC-TekTM Antibody Diluent (Cat# IW-1000 or IW-1001) to reduce background and unspecific staining and serum blocking step is NOT needed.

Incubation Time/Temp: 60 min/room temperature


Antigen Retrieval
Device: IHC-TekTM Epitope Retrieval Steamer Set (Cat# IW-1102)
Buffer/pH value: IHC-TekTM Epitope Retrieval Solution (Cat# IW-1100)
Heat/Cool Temperature: 95-100 ºC/room temperature
Heat/Cool Time: 20 minutes/20 minutes

Detection Methods
Standard Method: ABC Method or LSAB Method
Enhanced Method: Polymeric Methods

Chromogen Substrate
Reagent: DAB
Incubation Time/Temperature: 1-3 minutes/room temperature

Counterstain
Reagent: Mayer's Hematoxylin
Staining Time: 30 seconds

Results:
Staining Pattern: Cytoplasmic
Images: Search image

Additional Information:
Species Reactivity: Human
Fixation: Formalin fixed paraffin sections
Positive Control: Normal tonsil
Negative Control: Omit primary antibody, isotype control, absorption control.
Blocking: 2-5% normal serum to reduce unspecific background staining; 0.5-3% H2O2 to block endogenous peroxidase activity; avidin/biotin to block endogenous biotin activity if necessary. if IHC-TekTM Antibody Diluent (Cat# IW-1000 or IW-1001) is used, there is no serum blocking step needed.

 

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