|Western Blot (WB)||1:1000|
|Western Blot (WB)||See 1 publications below|
|Tested Species reactivity||Human|
|Published species reactivity||Mouse|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 56-85 amino acids from the N-terminal region of human AFP|
|Purification||Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Contains||0.09% sodium azide|
|Storage conditions||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 1 month. For long term storage store at -20°C|
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is 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. This 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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Protein Aliases: Alpha-1-fetoprotein; Alpha-fetoglobulin; Alpha-fetoprotein; HPAFP
Gene Aliases: AFP; AFPD; FETA; HPAFP
UniProt ID: (Human) P02771
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 174
Molecular Function: transfer/carrier protein
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