Vimentin an intermediate filament protein. Intermediate filament proteins are expressed in a tissue-specific manner. Desmin is the subunit specific for muscle and vimentin the subunit specific for mesenchymal tissue. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cytoskeletal; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 10p13
Cellular Component:  cell leading edge; cytoplasm; cytoskeleton; cytosol; intermediate filament; neuron projection; nuclear matrix; peroxisome; phagocytic vesicle; plasma membrane; polysome; ribonucleoprotein complex
Molecular Function:  double-stranded RNA binding; identical protein binding; keratin filament binding; protein binding; protein domain specific binding; scaffold protein binding; structural constituent of cytoskeleton; structural constituent of eye lens
Biological Process:  astrocyte development; Bergmann glial cell differentiation; cellular response to interferon-gamma; cellular response to lipopolysaccharide; cellular response to muramyl dipeptide; cytokine-mediated signaling pathway; intermediate filament organization; lens fiber cell development; muscle filament sliding; negative regulation of neuron projection development; positive regulation of collagen biosynthetic process; positive regulation of translation; regulation of mRNA stability; SMAD protein signal transduction; viral process
Disease: Cataract 30
Reference #:  P08670 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: FLJ36605; VIM; VIME; Vimentin
Gene Symbols: VIM
Molecular weight: 53,652 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 5.06  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
Protein-Specific Antibodies or siRNAs from Cell Signaling Technology® Total Proteins
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