|Tested species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Mouse / IgG2b|
|Immunogen||Purified recombinant fragment of human AFP expressed in E. Coli.|
|Storage buffer||PBS with 50% glycerol|
|Contains||0.03% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||Store at 4°C short term. For long term storage, store at -20°C, avoiding freeze/thaw cycles.|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Western Blot (WB)||1/500 - 1/2000|
* Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrate the product for use in their own experiment using appropriate negative and positive controls.
MA5-15562 targets AFP in WB applications and shows reactivity with Human samples.
The MA5-15562 immunogen is purified recombinant fragment of human AFP expressed in E. Coli.
MA5-15562 detects AFP which has a predicted molecular weight of approximately 69kDa.
This gene encodes alpha-fetoprotein, a major plasma protein produced by the yolk sac and the liver during fetal life. Alpha-fetoprotein expression in adults is often associated with hepatoma or teratoma. However, hereditary persistance of alpha-fetoprotein may also be found in individuals with no obvious pathology. The protein is thought to be the fetal counterpart of serum albumin, and the alpha-fetoprotein and albumin genes are present in tandem in the same transcriptional orientation on chromosome 4. Alpha-fetoprotein is found in monomeric as well as dimeric and trimeric forms, and binds copper, nickel, fatty acids and bilirubin. The level of alpha-fetoprotein in amniotic fluid is used to measure renal loss of protein to screen for spina bifida and anencephaly.
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