|Immunohistochemistry (Frozen) (IHC (F))||1:1000|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) (IHC (P))||1:1000-1:5000|
|Western Blot (WB)||1:50,000|
|Western Blot (WB)||See 2 publications below|
|Immunohistochemistry - Free Floating (IHC (Free))||See 1 publications below|
|Tested Species reactivity||Bovine, Dog, Chicken, Cat, Guinea pig, Human, Mouse, Pig, Rabbit, Rat|
|Published species reactivity||Rat|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Native GFAP purified from bovine Spinal Cord.|
|Storage buffer||whole serum|
|Storage conditions||Store at 4°C short term. For long term storage, store at -20°C, avoiding freeze/thaw cycles.|
This antibody is likely to react with most mammals.
Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is a member of the class III intermediate filament protein family. It is heavily, and specifically, expressed in astrocytes and certain other astroglia in the central nervous system, in satellite cells in peripheral ganglia, and in non-myelinating Schwann cells in peripheral nerves. In addition, neural stem cells frequently strongly express GFAP. Antibodies to GFAP are therefore very useful as markers of astrocytic cells. In addition many types of brain tumor, presumably derived from astrocytic cells, heavily express GFAP. GFAP is also found in the lens epithelium, Kupffer cells of the liver, in some cells in salivary tumors and has been reported in erythrocytes.
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Protein Aliases: FLJ45472; GFAP; Glial fibrillary acidic protein; glial fibrillary acidic protein alpha; intermediate filament; intermediate filament protein
Gene Aliases: AI836096; ALXDRD; BOS_19250; GFAP
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