GAP43 Antibody

Catalog #: 875-GAP43 Categories: , , Datasheet:


Great for staining the plasma membrane of neurons!

100 µl
Total IgY fraction
Rat, Mouse, Human
WB 1:2,000IF 1:500
Chicken polyclonal
Gene Name:
Molecular Reference:
~43 kDa
Cite This Antibody:
PhosphoSolutions Cat# 875-GAP43, RRID:AB_2492122
Antigen/Purification: ExpandCollapse

The antigen is a synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acid residues from the C-terminal region of the rat GAP43 sequence.

The antibody is total IgY fraction.

Biological Significance: ExpandCollapse

GAP-43 is thought to have an important role in development and plasticity because it is expressed at high levels in neuronal growth cones during development and during axonal regeneration (Benowitz and Routtenberg, 1997). There is also evidence from knockout animals that GAP-43 serves to amplify pathfinding signals from the growth cone (Strittmatter et al., 1995). GAP-43 is thought to mediate at least some of these effects via interaction with actin. Importantly, phosphorylation at Ser41 by protein kinase C modulates the interaction of GAP-43 with actin (He et al., 1997) and may also affect neurotransmitter release during forms of plasticity like LTP (Hulo et al., 2002).


Total IgY fraction in PBS + 10 mM NaN3.

For long term storage –20° C is recommended. Stable at –20° C for at least 1 year.

General References

Benowitz LI, Routtenberg A (1997) Gap-43: An intrinsic determinant of neuronal development and plasticit. Trends Neurosci 20:84-91.

He, Q, Dent, EW, Meiri, KF (1997) Modulation of actin filament behavior by Gap-43 (neuromodulin) is dependent on the phosphorylation status of serine 41, the protein kinase C site. J Neurosci 17:3515-3524.

Hulo S, Alberi, S, Laux T, Muller D, Caroni P (2002) A point mutant of Gap-43 induces enhanced short-term and long term hippocampal plasticity. Eur J Neurosci 15:1976-1982.

Strittmatter SM, Fankhauser C, Huang PL, Mashimo H, Fishman MC (1995) Neuronal pathfinding is abnormal in mice lacking the neuronal growth cone protein Gap-43,” Cell 80:445-452.

Rayudu Gopalakrishna, Usha Gundimeda, Jason Eric Schiffman, and Thomas H. McNeill (2008) A Direct Redox Regulation of Protein Kinase C Isoenzymes Mediates Oxidant-induced Neuritogenesis in PC12 Cells J. Biol. Chem., May 2008; 283: 14430 – 14444.

GAP43 Antibody
Western blot of rat cortical lysate showing specific immunolabeling of the ~43 kDa GAP43 protein.
GAP43 Antibody
Immunochemical staining of mixed neuron/glial cultures showing GAP43 (green) labeling of numerous axonal and dendritic profiles and anti-alpha II spectrin (red) (cat. # 99-A2SR).

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