GFAP Antibody (GFA-02)


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Reactivity PoSpecies Glossary
Applications Flow, IHC, IHC-Fr, IHC-P
0.1 mg/ml

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GFAP Antibody (GFA-02) Summary

The antibody reacts with the GFAP antigen.
Astrocyte Marker
GFA-02 reacts with Glial Fibrillary Acid Protein (52 kD). GFAP is the major protein of glial filaments in astrocytes and ependymal cells. In the peripheral nervous system GFAP is found in Schwann cells. Source: A BALB/c mouse immunized with a crude preparation from porcine spinal cord.
Protein A or G purified
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Store at 4C. Do not freeze.
0.1 mg/ml PBS
0.05% Sodium Azide
0.1 mg/ml
Protein A or G purified


  • Flow Cytometry 1:10-1:1000
  • Immunohistochemistry 1:10-1:500
  • Immunohistochemistry-Frozen 1:10-1:500
  • Immunohistochemistry-Paraffin 1:10-1:500
Application Notes
GFA-02 can be used for identifying astrocytomas and ependymomas.

Reactivity Notes


Alternate Names for GFAP Antibody (GFA-02)

  • FLJ45472
  • GFAP astrocytes
  • glial fibrillary acidic protein


Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is a member of the class III intermediate filament protein family. It is heavily and specifically expressed in astrocytes and certain other astroglia in the central nervous system, in satellite cells in peripheral ganglia, and in non-myelinating Schwann cells in peripheral nerves. In addition neural stem cells frequently strongly express GFAP. Antibodies to GFAP are therefore very useful as markers of astrocytic cells. In addition many types of brain tumor, presumably derived from astrocytic cells, heavily express GFAP.


This product is for research use only and is not approved for use in humans or in clinical diagnosis. Primary Antibodies are guaranteed for 1 year from date of receipt.

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  1. I am interested in native or recombinant GFAP protein without GST Tag or in urea buffer. Can I use your GFAP antibody (NB100-53809) to detect P0809, P0810 and P1691 GFAP proteins?
    • P0809, P0810 and P1691 are blocking peptides that are not suitable for use with NB100-53809. Unfortunately, we do not carry a GFAP protein without a GST tag. I apologize for the inconvenience.
  2. i am looking for GFAP specifically react with mouse astrocytes but not with human astrocytes so do you have one?
    • Unfortunately we do not have antibody that is only specific to mouse and not human.

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