FluoTag-X2 anti-GFAP is a fluorescently conjugated single-domain antibody that recognizes mouse and rat GFAP. The single-domain antibody carries two fluorophores and is equipped with specially designed linkers to work in expansion microscopy or enhance post-staining fixation for applications like dSTORM and DNA-PAINT.
Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) belongs to type III intermediate filaments (like vimentin) and is expressed in various cell types throughout the human body. However, in the central nervous system, it is almost exclusively present in astrocytes, resulting in an important marker to differentiate neurons from astrocytes. GFAP is used primarily as an excellent astrocyte cellular marker.
FluoTags® can be equipped with a single fluorophore for more quantitative readouts (FluoTag-Q), with two fluorophores per single-domain antibody (FluoTag-X2), and we also developed a blend of two sdAbs bindings simultaneously the target proteins and each bearing two fluorophores (FluoTag-X4). For more detailed information on the FluoTags, please check our Technology Section.
|Dilution:||1:500 (corresponding to 5 nM final concentration)|
|Specificity:||Recognizes murine GFAP; other species or isoforms not yet tested.|
|Formulation:||The single sdAb clone was lyophilized from PBS pH 7.4. Reconstitute with 200 µL of 50 % glycerol in deionized water. We recommend including 0.1 % sodium azide as a preservative if applicable. When reconstituted with 200 µl, the concentration of single-domain antibody is 2.5 µM|
|Storing:||Vials containing lyophilized protein can be stored at 4 °C for 6 months. We recommend reconstituting the protein with 50 % sterile glycerol including 0.1 % sodium azide as preservative if applicable. Minimize the number of freeze-thaw cycles by aliquoting the reconstituted protein. Long term storage at -80 °C for up to 6 months. Working aliquots can be stored at -20 °C for up to 4 weeks. We do not recommend storing the reconstituted protein at 4 °C.|
Look at detailed protocols in our Resource Section.
|Notice:||To be used in vitro/ for research only. Non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-infectious.|
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