Validated ELISA Kits available for the detection of GFAP, a synonym for Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein. This 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.
Synonyms: glial fibrillary acidic protein, glial fibrillary acidic protein alpha, intermediate filament, intermediate filament protein, zrf-1 antigen