Desmin Antibody Staining Protocol for Immunohistochemistry


Description: Desmin belongs to the type III family of intermediate filaments, a class of cytoskeletal elements. DES gene encodes desmin, a muscle-specific cytoskeletal protein found in smooth, cardiac, and heart muscles. Tidball (1992) found that desmin was codistributed with actin thin filaments within the cellular processes of myotendinous junctions in frog skeletal muscle. DES gene contains 9 exons and spans about 8.4 kb. By in situ hybridization,Viegas-Pequignot et al. (1989) localized the gene to 2q35. Desmin mutation responsible for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.


Primary Antibody

Name: Desmin IHC Antibody

Clone: Mouse Monoclonal: DES-82

Supplier: IHC World

Catalog Number: IW-MA1036

Dilution: Ready to Use

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

Reagent: Mayer's Hematoxylin
Staining Time: 30 seconds

Staining Pattern: Cytoplasmic
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Additional Information:
Species Reactivity: Human, mouse, rat
Fixation: Formalin fixed paraffin embedded sections.
Positive Control: Cardiac muscle
Negative Control: Omit primary antibody, isotype control, absorption control
Blocking: Normal serum blocking is not needed for this RTU antibody; 0.5-3% H2O2 to block endogenous peroxidase activity; avidin/biotin to block endogenous biotin activity if necessary