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The characteristics of glial fibrillary acidic protein – component of astroglial intermediate filaments
- Dnipropetrovsk National University Oles Gonchar
72, Gagarin Av., Dnipropetrovs'k, Ukraine, 49050
The review is devoted to the characteristics of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) – the astrocyte-specific component of the intermediate filaments. In immunochemistry this marker is applied at diagnostics of astrocytic tumor, investigation of astrocyte development and gliosis. GFAP may be involved in the complex cellular processes controlling the cell morphology, adhesion, and proliferation
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