Re: [Histonet] VIMENTIN - does it stain monocytes/macrophages?

From:"Richard Cartun"

Yes, vimentin is the intermediate filament found in monocytes/macrophages.


Richard W. Cartun, Ph.D.
Director, Immunopathology & Histology
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
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>>> GT Hebert  01/03/08 2:11 PM >>>
  I was just requested by my supervisor to ask the histonet the following question:
  Can a antibody against Vimentin stain monocytes/macrophages?
  We are working with human heart / coronary artery samples.  I do not have much more information than that... but I figured anyone who deals with this protein would have considerable knowledge to quickly answer this question.  
  Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  Gustave Hebert
  Scientist II
  Wyeth Research 
  Cambridge MA

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