Product Name :
Mouse anti Glial fibrillary acidic protein / GFAP

Description :
| Clone 6F2 | Isotype IgG1 | Product Type Primary Antibodies | Units 0.1 mg | Host Mouse | Species Reactivity Human | Application Immunohistochemistry (frozen) Immunohistochemistry (paraffin) Western Blotting

Background :
6F2 is a Mouse monoclonal IgG1 antibody derived by fusion of Mouse myeloma cells with spleen cells from a Mouse immunized with glial fibrillary acidic protein from Human brain.

Source :
GFAP (55 kD) is selectively located in astrocytes and represents the major constituent of astrocytic intermediate filaments. GFAP expression levels are highly variable during development of the central nervous system. In adults, GFAP levels increase as a result of the prolifeRation of astrocytes that occurs in a response to a variety of physical, chemical and etiological insults, including Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. In the peripheral nervous system GFAP is expressed by Schwann cells. Upon differentiation, myelin forming Schwann cells down-regulate GFAP, whereas in non-myelin forming Schwann cells GFAP persists into adulthood. <

Product :
The vial contains 100 ul 1 mg/ml monoclonal purified antibody in PBS containing 0.09% sodium azide. Formulation: The vial contains 100 ul 1 mg/ml monoclonal purified antibody in PBS containing 0.09% sodium azide.

Specificity :
6F2 reacts exclusively with glial fibrillary acidic protein which is present in astrocytes in the central nervous system and Schwann cells.

Applications :
6F2 is suitable for immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry on frozen and paraffin-embedded tissues. Optimal antibody dilution should be determined by titration; recommended range is 1:25 – 1:200 for immunohistochemistry with avidin-biotinylated Horseradish peroxidase complex (ABC) as detection reagent, and 1:100 – 1:1000 for immunoblotting applications.

Storage :
The antibody is shipped at ambient temperature and may be stored at +4°C. For prolonged storage prepare appropriate aliquots and store at or below -20°C. Prior to use, an aliquot is thawed slowly in the dark at ambient temperature, spun down again and used to prepare working dilutions by adding sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.2). Repeated thawing and freezing should be avoided. Working dilutions should be stored at +4°C, not refrozen, and preferably used the same day. If a slight precipitation occurs upon storage, this should be removed by centrifugation. It will not affect the performance or the concentration of the product.

Caution :
This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals. It may contain hazardous ingredients. Please refer to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for additional information and proper handling procedures. Dispose product remainders according to local regulations.This datasheet is as accurate as reasonably achievable, but our company accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.

References :
1. Van Muijen, G. N., Ruiter, D. J., and Warnaar, S. O. (1987). Coexpression of intermediate filament polypeptides in Human fetal and adult tissues, Lab Invest 57, 359-69.

Antibodies are immunoglobulins secreted by effector lymphoid B cells into the bloodstream. Antibodies consist of two light peptide chains and two heavy peptide chains that are linked to each other by disulfide bonds to form a “Y” shaped structure. Both tips of the “Y” structure contain binding sites for a specific antigen. Antibodies are commonly used in medical research, pharmacological research, laboratory research, and health and epidemiological research. They play an important role in hot research areas such as targeted drug development, in vitro diagnostic assays, characterization of signaling pathways, detection of protein expression levels, and identification of candidate biomarkers.
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