Anti-GFAP抗体- Astrocyte Marker (ab16997)


  • 产品名称Anti-GFAP抗体- Astrocyte Marker
    参阅全部 GFAP 一抗
  • 描述
    兔多克隆抗体to GFAP - Astrocyte Marker
  • 经测试应用适用于: IHC-Fr, ICC, ICC/IF, IHC-Pmore details
  • 种属反应性
    与反应: Mouse, Rat, Sheep, Chicken, Guinea pig, Hamster, Cow, Cat, Human, Kangaroo, Monkey
  • 免疫原

    Full length native protein (purified) (Cow). Glial fibrillary protein isolated from cow spinal cord

  • 阳性对照
    • Brain
  • 常规说明

    In the central nervous system, this antibody stains astrocytes and some groups of ependymal cells. However, in the peripheral nervous system, it stains Schwann cells, satellite cells and enteric glial cells.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab16997 in the following tested applications.

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

应用 Ab评论 说明
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 24223835
ICC 1/100.
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 20460993
IHC-P 1/50 - 1/250.


  • 功能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.
  • 组织特异性Expressed in cells lacking fibronectin.
  • 疾病相关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.
  • 序列相似性Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
  • 翻译后修饰Phosphorylated by PKN1.
  • 细胞定位Cytoplasm. Associated with intermediate filaments.
  • Information by UniProt
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Anti-GFAP antibody - Astrocyte Marker 图像

  • ab16997 (1/100) staining astrocytes in mouse cortical primary cell culture.

  • Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded section of brain stained with antibodies to GFAP. Cytoplasmic staining of glia is shown in red.
  • Immunohistochemical analysis of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded Human brain tissue, staining GFAP with ab16997.

Anti-GFAP antibody - Astrocyte Marker (ab16997)参考文献

This product has been referenced in:
  • Getz AM  et al. Tumor suppressor menin is required for subunit-specific nAChR a5 transcription and nAChR-dependent presynaptic facilitation in cultured mouse hippocampal neurons. Sci Rep 7:1768 (2017). ICC ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 28496137) »
  • Westbroek W  et al. A new glucocerebrosidase-deficient neuronal cell model provides a tool to probe pathophysiology and therapeutics for Gaucher disease. Dis Model Mech 9:769-78 (2016). ICC . Read more (PubMed: 27482815) »

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After completing a short literature search, GFAP is commonly used as an protoplasmic astrocyte marker. Below are two references:

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I can confirm that ab16997 will only detect GFAP in astorcytes not in oligodendrocytes and micogliocytes (these cells do not express this protein).

Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample Mouse Tissue sections (brain)
Specification brain
Fixative Formaldehyde
Antigen retrieval step None
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 20 minute(s) · Concentration: 1% · Temperature: 25°C

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提交于 Aug 22 2007