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High magnification of kidney kidney showing the expression of vimentin (VIM) in mesenchymal cells, including blood vessels. Two glomeruli are shown with extensive expression of vimentin, whereas the epithelial cells constituting tubules are negative.

Vimentin (VIM) - Marker for mesenchymal cells

Vimentin is an intermediate filament protein ubiquitously expressed mesenchymal cells, and is therefore used clinically to identify mesenchyme and sarcoma tumors. The function of vimentin is to provide cellular integrity and cell shape by supporting and anchoring organelles within the cytoplasm.

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Normal tissue - Protein expression

Kidney
Prostate
Skin

Cancer tissue - Protein expression

Breast cancer
Carcinoid
Colorectal cancer
Lung cancer
Lymphoma
Melanoma
Prostate cancer
Testis cancer
Thyroid cancer