Overview

  • Product name

    Anti-GFAP antibody [EPR1034Y] (Alexa Fluor® 405)
    See all GFAP primary antibodies
  • Description

    Rabbit monoclonal [EPR1034Y] to GFAP (Alexa Fluor® 405)
  • Host species

    Rabbit
  • Conjugation

    Alexa Fluor® 405. Ex: 402nm, Em: 421nm
  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Rat
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide within Human GFAP aa 1-100 (N terminal). The exact sequence is proprietary.
    Database link: P14136

  • Positive control

    • IHC-Fr: Rat Brain (Normal).
  • General notes

    Our RabMAb® technology is a patented hybridoma-based technology for making rabbit monoclonal antibodies. For details on our patents, please refer to RabMab® patents.

    Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc, a Thermo Fisher Scientific Company. The Alexa Fluor® dye included in this product is provided under an intellectual property license from Life Technologies Corporation. As this product contains the Alexa Fluor® dye, the purchase of this product conveys to the buyer the non-transferable right to use the purchased product and components of the product only in research conducted by the buyer (whether the buyer is an academic or for-profit entity). As this product contains the Alexa Fluor® dye the sale of this product is expressly conditioned on the buyer not using the product or its components, or any materials made using the product or its components, in any activity to generate revenue, which may include, but is not limited to use of the product or its components: in manufacturing; (ii) to provide a service, information, or data in return for payment (iii) for therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic purposes; or (iv) for resale, regardless of whether they are sold for use in research. For information on purchasing a license to this product for purposes other than research, contact Life Technologies Corporation, 5781 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, CA 92008 USA or outlicensing@thermofisher.com.

    This product is a recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody.

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab206586 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
IHC-Fr 1/100.

Target

  • Function

    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.
  • Tissue specificity

    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.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
  • Post-translational
    modifications

    Phosphorylated by PKN1.
  • Cellular localization

    Cytoplasm. Associated with intermediate filaments.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • wu:fb34h11 antibody
    • ALXDRD antibody
    • cb345 antibody
    • etID36982.3 antibody
    • FLJ42474 antibody
    • FLJ45472 antibody
    • GFAP antibody
    • GFAP_HUMAN antibody
    • gfapl antibody
    • Glial fibrillary acidic protein antibody
    • Intermediate filament protein antibody
    • wu:fk42c12 antibody
    • xx:af506734 antibody
    • zgc:110485 antibody
    see all

Images

  • IHC image of GFAP staining in a section of frozen normal rat adult brain.

    The section was fixed using 10% formaldehyde in 1XPBS for 10 minutes. No antigen retrieval step was performed prior to staining. Non-specific protein-protein interactions were then blocked in TBS containing 0.025% (v/v) Triton X-100, 0.3M (w/v) glycine and 1% (w/v) BSA for 1h at room temperature. The section was then incubated overnight at +4°C in TBS containing 0.025% (v/v) Triton X-100 and 1% (w/v) BSA with ab206586 at 1/100 (shown in blue). Nuclear DNA was labelled with ab108410, DRAQ5™ at 1.25uM (1/4000 dilution) (shown in red). The section was then mounted using Fluoromount®.

    Image was taken with a confocal microscope (Leica-Microsystems, TCS SP8).

    For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated), customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, antibody concentrations and incubation times.

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Yu Z  et al. Widespread functional opsin transduction in the rat cortex via convection-enhanced delivery optimized for horizontal spread. J Neurosci Methods 291:69-82 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28807859) »
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