Technical Data
Desmin (DES, CMD1I, CSM1, CSM2, FLJ12025, FLJ39719, FLJ41013, FLJ41793, Intermediate Filament Protein)
Desmin (53kD) exhibits a high degree of tissue specificity, its expression being predominantly confined to all types of muscle cells (cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle) and their tumors. Regulation of desmin expression is stage and tissue-specific, since it is induced during terminal development. In skeletal and cardiac muscle cells desmin is localized in the Z-disk region and at the intercalated disk. The exression pattern of desmin in smooth muscle is much more heterogenous. Coexpression of vimentin and desmin has been observed in rhabdomyosarcomas and leiomyosarcomas.

Suitable for use in Immunohistochemistry and Immunocytochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
Immunohistochemistry (Frozen, de-paraffinized): 40ug/ml
Immunocytochemistry: 40ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
Human Desmin
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4, 0.09% sodium azide.
Recognizes human Desmin. Species Crossreactivity: bovine. Does not crossreact with rabbit. Species Sequence Homology: mouse
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Kehat, I., et al., Human embryonic stem cells can differentiate into myocytes with structural and functional properties of cardiocytes. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. (2001) 108:407-414.