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Anti-Desmin antibody produced in rabbit

enhanced validation

whole antiserum

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antibody form

whole antiserum

antibody product type

primary antibodies




15 mM sodium azide

species reactivity

chicken, bovine, human, mouse

enhanced validation

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indirect immunofluorescence: 1:20 using cultured cells
indirect immunofluorescence: 1:20 using human skeletal muscle sections
western blot: 1:100 using animal or human skeletal muscle.

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dry ice

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target post-translational modification


Gene Information

human ... DES(1674)
mouse ... Des(13346)

General description

Desmin is an intermediate filament protein found mainly in skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle cells. It acts as a marker for tumor origin. It also facilitates mechanical support for muscles, mitochondrial localization, myofibrillogenesis, gene expression regulation, and intracellular signalling. Anti-desmin antibody can be used for immunocytochemical localization of intermediate filaments in all types of muscle cells. It can also be used to stain a wide desmin band of 50,000 to 55,000 molecular weight using immunoblotting assays. Rabbit anti-desmin antibody reacts specifically with desmin in bovine, mouse, chicken and human.
Desmin is mapped to human chromosome 2q35. The desmin protein comprises of a head domain, four α-helical segments, three non-helical rod segments and a tail domain. It exists as dimer and tetramer assemblies. In smooth and striated muscles, desmin is localized in the periphery of Z-disk.


desmin from chicken gizzard


Anti-Desmin antibody produced in rabbit has been used in:
  • immunohistochemistry of zebrafish intestines sections
  • immunodetection in fish embryo samples
  • immunolabeling of myofibers

Anti-desmin antibody can be used in immunocytochemistry and western immunoblotting. It can also be used in indirect immunofluorescence.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Desmin plays a crucial role in providing mechanical strength to muscle tissues. Mutations in desmin gene contributes to imbalance in skeletal proteins, resulting in desminopathies. Missense mutations in desmin gene leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and systemic myopathy. Mutations in desmin gene impairs the stability of intermediary filaments in cardiomyocytes, contributing to pathophysiology of cardiac diseases.


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10 - Combustible liquids




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