|Immunocytochemistry (ICC)||Assay Dependent|
|Immunohistochemistry (Frozen) (IHC (F))||Assay Dependent|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) (IHC (P))||Assay Dependent|
|Western Blot (WB)||Assay Dependent|
|Tested Species reactivity||Human, Pig|
|Host / Isotype||Mouse / IgM|
|Immunogen||Pellet of pig brain cold-stable proteins after depolymerization of Microtubules.|
|Storage buffer||TBS, pH 8|
|Contains||15mM sodium azide|
|Storage conditions||4° C, do not freeze|
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 tumors 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: GFAP; Glial fibrillary acidic protein
Gene Aliases: ALXDRD; GFAP
UniProt ID: (Human) P14136
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