Expression of Intermediate Filaments (GFAP and Vimentin) in Human Gliomas
Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is expressed in developing, normal, reactive, and neoplastic glial cells [1,2]. In contrast to GFAP, vimentin, first detected in fibroblasts, characterizes the mesenchymal origin of the cells . In addition to the expression of vimentin in mesenchymal cells, vimentin is thought to be a major cytoskeletal component of immature glias , and is expressed on some glial tumors .
KeywordsGlial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Intermediate Filament Anaplastic Astrocytoma Glial Tumor Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Concentration
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