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AB5804 Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) Antibody

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Species ReactivityKey ApplicationsHostFormatAntibody Type
B, Ca, H, RICC, IHC, IH(P), WBRbSerumPolyclonal Antibody
Catalogue NumberAB5804
Brand Family Chemicon®
Trade Name
  • Chemicon
DescriptionAnti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) Antibody
Alternate Names
  • glial fibrillary acidic protein
Background InformationGlial fibrillary acidic protein is a class-III intermediate filament. GFAP is the main constituent of intermediate filaments in astrocytes and serves as a cell specific marker that distinguishes differentiated astrocytes from other glial cells during the development of the central nervous system.
Product Information
HS Code3002 15 90
  • Mouse brain tissue, rat astrocytes, rat neurons.
PresentationRabbit serum. Liquid. Contains no preservative.
Quality LevelMQ100
ApplicationAnti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) Antibody is an antibody against Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) for use in IC, IH, IH(P) with more than 65 product citations.
Key Applications
  • Immunocytochemistry
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin)
  • Western Blotting
Application NotesImmunohistochemistry(paraffin):
Representative images from a previous lot.

A 1:1,000 dilution of a previous lot was used in Immunocytochemistry.
Biological Information
ImmunogenPurified bovine GFAP
ConcentrationPlease refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.
SpecificityRecognizes Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP).
Species Reactivity
  • Bovine
  • Canine
  • Human
  • Rat
Species Reactivity NoteHuman, rat, bovine and canine. It is expected that the antibody will react with most mammalian GFAP due to homology. Reactivity with other species has not been confirmed.
Antibody TypePolyclonal Antibody
Entrez Gene Number
Entrez Gene SummaryThis gene encodes one of the major intermediate filament proteins of mature astrocytes. It is used as a marker to distinguish astrocytes from other glial cells during development. Mutations in this gene cause Alexander disease, a rare disorder of astrocytes in the central nervous system. An additional transcript variant has been described, but its full length sequence has not been determined.
Gene Symbol
  • FLJ45472
  • GFAP
Purification MethodUnpurified
UniProt Number
UniProt SummaryFUNCTION: SwissProt: Q28115 # 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.
SIZE: 428 amino acids; 49512 Da
SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Cytoplasm. Note=Associated with intermediate filaments.
SIMILARITY: SwissProt: Q28115 ## Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
Molecular Weight50 kDa
Physicochemical Information
Materials Information
Toxicological Information
Safety Information according to GHS
Safety Information
Product Usage Statements
Quality AssuranceRoutinely evaluated by immunohistochemistry on brain tissue, astrocytes, and neurons.

Immunohistochemistry(paraffin) Analysis:
GFAP (IHC2078) staining of Human Brain. Tissue pretreated with Citrate Buffer, pH 6.0. Pre-diluted polyclonal antibody, using IHC-Select® Detection with HRP-DAB. Glial cells stain strongly (brown).
Optimal Staining with Citrate Buffer Epitope Retrieval: Human Brain
Usage Statement
  • Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.
Storage and Shipping Information
Storage ConditionsStable for 1 year at -20°C undiluted aliquots from date of receipt.
Handling Recommendations: Upon receipt, and prior to removing the cap, centrifuge the vial and gently mix the solution. Aliquot into microcentrifuge tubes and store at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles, which may damage IgG and affect product performance.
Packaging Information
Material Size50 µL
Transport Information
Supplemental Information
Global Trade Item Number
Catalogue Number GTIN
AB5804 08436037125355


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Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) Antibody Certificates of Analysis

TitleLot Number
Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) 2464502
Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) 3030259
Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) - 2387399 2387399
Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) - 2388830 2388830
Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) - 2424641 2424641
Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) - 2430356 2430356
Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) - 2453163 2453163
Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) - 1990686 1990686
Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) - 2013929 2013929
Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) - 2041549 2041549


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