GFAP in Rat Cortical Stem Cells. GFAP was detected in immersion fixed differentiated rat cortical stem cells using Sheep Anti-Human GFAP Biotinylated Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # BAF2594) at 10 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Streptavidin (yellow; Catalog # NL999) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Cells on Coverslips.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
GFAP (Glial fibrillary acidic protein) is a type III intermediate filament protein. It is the major component of astrocyte intermediate filament. Defects in GFAP are a cause of Alexander disease. 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. At the amino acid sequence level, human GFAP shares 91% and 90% identity with rat and mouse GFAP, respectively.
Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein
Entrez Gene IDs:
2670 (Human); 14580 (Mouse); 24387 (Rat)
FLJ45472; GFAP astrocytes; glial fibrillary acidic protein