GFAP Gene Expression in Normal and Reactive Astrocytes

  • M. Tardy
  • G. Le Prince
  • S. Babajko
  • H. Riol
  • C. Fages
  • B. Rolland
Part of the Altschul Symposia Series book series (ALSS, volume 2)


The glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is the major component of the astroglial intermediate filaments. The latter are essential components of the astroglial cytoskeleton. They are directly involved in the behaviour of the astrocytes as well as in the development of their cytoarchitecture during the postnatal proliferation, the transition to the differentiated stage, aging and astrogliosis (see for a review, Eng 1980).


Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Expression Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Level Glia Maturation Factor Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Protein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Tardy
    • 1
  • G. Le Prince
    • 1
  • S. Babajko
    • 1
  • H. Riol
    • 1
  • C. Fages
    • 1
  • B. Rolland
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERM U-282 Hopital Henri MondorCreteilFrance

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