Protein expression - VIM

High magnification of skin showing the expression of vimentin (VIM) in mesenchymal cells throughout the dermis, such as smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts, and in epidermis (melanocytes and Langerhans cells).

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.
Show VIM in the protein atlas.