Glial fibrillary acid protein (GFAP)

Glial fibrillary acid protein (GFAP) is a commonly used target for immunohistochemistry and is positive in many glial cells and tumors of glial origin. GFAP is the building block for intermediate filaments which are abundant in the cytoplasms particularly of astrocytes

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Article information

rID: 51742
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • GFAP
  • Glial fibrillary acid protein

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: GFAP positive pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma
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