A novel epitope expressed on the surface of developing and mature astrocytes.

Plasmalemmal fractions from cultured astrocytes have been used as the immunogen in generating a monoclonal antibody, termed 8C10, which binds to the surface of cultured astrocytes of the rat. 8C10 immunoreactivity is present on the membrane surface of cultured type 1 astrocytes, type 2 astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, meningeal cells, and 02A progenitor cells… (More)