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Gene: Gfap (glial fibrillary acidic protein) Rattus norvegicus
Symbol: Gfap
Name: glial fibrillary acidic protein
Description: Exhibits integrin binding activity and kinase binding activity. Involved in positive regulation of glial cell proliferation; regulation of chaperone-mediated autophagy; and response to wounding. Localizes to the astrocyte projection and cytoplasmic side of lysosomal membrane. Predicted to colocalize with the lysosome. Biomarker of brain edema and retinal disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alexander disease. Orthologous to human GFAP (glial fibrillary acidic protein); PARTICIPATES IN chaperone mediated autophagy pathway; INTERACTS WITH (+)-alpha-tocopherol; (RS)-amphetamine; 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazinane.
Type: protein-coding
Also known as: glial fibrillary acidic protein alpha; glial fibrillary acidic protein delta; intermediate filament
Homo sapiens (human) : GFAP (glial fibrillary acidic protein)  HGNC  Alliance
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Gfap (glial fibrillary acidic protein)  MGI  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Gfap (glial fibrillary acidic protein)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : GFAP (glial fibrillary acidic protein)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : GFAP (glial fibrillary acidic protein)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Gfap (glial fibrillary acidic protein)
Sus scrofa (pig) : GFAP (glial fibrillary acidic protein)
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Allele / Splice: Gfapem1Ionsz  
Genetic Models: SD-Gfapem1(2A-Chr2-EYFP)Ionsz
Is Marker For: Strains:   F344/NRrrc   SD-Tg(Gfap-Tk1)Jog  
Latest Assembly: Rnor_6.0 - RGSC Genome Assembly v6.0
Rat AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
Rnor_6.01090,990,762 - 90,999,435 (-)NCBIRnor6.0Rnor_6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_5.01090,763,150 - 90,771,823 (-)NCBIRnor5.0Rnor_5.0rn5Rnor5.0
RGSC_v3.41092,059,881 - 92,068,555 (-)NCBIRGSC3.4rn4RGSC3.4
RGSC_v3.11092,074,249 - 92,082,949 (-)NCBI
Celera1086,555,367 - 86,564,160 (-)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic Map10q32.1NCBI
RH 3.4 Map10920.49RGD
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 2679
Created: 2000-05-25
Species: Rattus norvegicus
Last Modified: 2019-04-23
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.