Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is classified as a member of the albuminoid gene superfamily consisting of albumin, AFP, vitamin D (Gc) protein, and alpha-albumin. AFP is a glycoprotein of 591 amino acids and a carbohydrate moiety. AFP is one of the several embryo-specific proteins and is a dominant serum protein as early in human embryonic life as one month, when albumin and transferrin are present in relatively small amounts. It is first synthesized in the human by the yolk sac and liver(1-2 months) and subsequently predominantly in the liver. A small amount of AFP is produced by the GI tract of the human conceptus. It has been proved that AFP may reappear in the serum in elevated amounts in adult life in association with normal restorative processes and with malignant growth. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a specific marker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), teratoblastomas, and neural tube defect (NTD).
3C8-6 ~ 11D1-2
8A3-7 ~ 11D1-2
|Purity||>95%, determined by SDS-PAGE|
|Buffer Formulation||PBS, pH7.4.|
|Storage||Store it under sterile conditions at -20℃ to -80℃ upon receiving.
Recommend to aliquot the protein into smaller quantities for optimal storage.
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Note: Bioantibody can customized quantities per your need.
1.Mizejewski GJ. (2001) Alpha-fetoprotein Structure and Function: Relevance to Isoforms, Epitopes, and Conformational Variants. Exp Biol Med. 226(5): 377-408.
2.Tomasi TB, et al. (1977) Structure and Function of Alpha-Fetoprotein. Annual Review of Medicine. 28: 453-65.
3.Leguy MC, et al. (2011) Assessment of AFP in amniotic fluid: comparison of three automated techniques. Ann Biol Clin. 69(4): 441-6.