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Synthetic peptide (the amino acid sequence is considered to be commercially sensitive) corresponding to Human GFAP aa 1-100 (N terminal).
IHC-Fr: Rat brain (Hypothalamus).
Flow Cyt: SHSY5Y cells.
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GFAP, a class-III intermediate filament, is a cell-specific marker that, during the development of the central nervous system, distinguishes astrocytes from other glial cells.
Expressed in cells lacking fibronectin.
Involvement in disease
Defects in GFAP are a cause of Alexander disease (ALEXD) [MIM:203450]. Alexander disease is a rare disorder of the central nervous system. It is a progressive leukoencephalopathy whose hallmark is the widespread accumulation of Rosenthal fibers which are cytoplasmic inclusions in astrocytes. The most common form affects infants and young children, and is characterized by progressive failure of central myelination, usually leading to death usually within the first decade. Infants with Alexander disease develop a leukoencephalopathy with macrocephaly, seizures, and psychomotor retardation. Patients with juvenile or adult forms typically experience ataxia, bulbar signs and spasticity, and a more slowly progressive course.
Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
Phosphorylated by PKN1.
Cytoplasm. Associated with intermediate filaments.
IHC-Fr image of GFAP staining in a section of frozen rat brain (hypothalamus). The section was air dried on the bench for 30 minutes and blocked for 2 hours in 1XPBS/0.1% Tween 20/1% BSA/0.3M Glycine buffer. The sample was then incubated overnight at +4°C with ab194324 at 1/50 dilution (shown in green). DAPI-containing mounting media was added to the sample (shown in blue). The inset negative control image is taken from an identical assay without primary antibody.