Glial fibrillary acidic protein, a member of the family of intermediate filament proteins, characteristic of glial cells.
GFAP: Glial fibrillary acidic protein. The degenerative brain condition called Alexander disease is caused by mutation in GFAP (glial fibrillary acidic protein). The GFAP gene provides instructions for making GFAP protein, a member of the intermediate filament family that provides support and strength to cells. Several molecules of GFAP protein bin...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=33140
Synonym for glial fibrillary acidic protein ... <protein> This protein, found in microfilaments of glial cells, helps distinguish glial from nonglial tumours. A laboratory stain is used to test for its presence. ... (16 Dec 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
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