Alpha Fetoprotein antibody | 4A3

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Mouse anti Human Alpha Fetoprotein

Product Type
Monoclonal Antibody
Clone
4A3
Isotype
IgG2a
Product CodeApplicationsDatasheetMSDSPack SizeList PriceQuantity
MCA2753 E 0.2 mg
Mouse anti Human alpha Fetoprotein antibody, clone 4A3 recognizes alpha fetoprotein (AFP), a member of the albuminoid superfamily. It is a 68kD plasma protein found in fetuses over four weeks old, produced by the yolk sac and the fetal liver, with the highest concentration reached during the 12th to 16th week of gestation. It binds and transports various ligands such as bilirubin, fatty acids, steroids, heavy metals and various drugs. After birth, plasma levels drop to trace amounts in healthy adults.

Elevated AFP levels are indicative of certain cancers, particularly hepatocellular carcinoma, cancer of the testes or ovaries or a malignant teratoma. During pregnancy increased levels of AFP may indicate neural tube defects such as spina bifida, while decreased levels could indicate Down’s syndrome.

Mouse anti Human alpha Fetoprotein antibody, clone 4A3 does not cross-react with human albumin.

Product Details

Target Species
Human
Product Form
Purified IgG - liquid
Preparation
Purified IgG prepared by affinity chromatography on Protein A from tissue culture supernatant
Buffer Solution
Phosphate buffered saline
Preservative Stabilisers
0.09% Sodium Azide (NaN3)
Immunogen
Purified human alpha fetoprotein.
Approx. Protein Concentrations
IgG concentration 1.0mg/ml
Fusion Partners
Spleen cells from immunised Balb/c mice were fused with cells of the Sp2/0 myeloma cell line.

Storage Information

Storage
Store at +4oC or at -20oC if preferred.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended.
This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
Shelf Life
18 months from date of despatch.

More Information

UniProt
P02771 Related reagents
Entrez Gene
AFP Related reagents
GO Terms
GO:0046872 metal ion binding
GO:0006810 transport
Regulatory
For research purposes only

Applications of Alpha Fetoprotein antibody

This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Application Name Verified Min Dilution Max Dilution
ELISA
Where this product has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the product for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.

Secondary Antibodies Available

Description Product Code Pack Size Applications List Price Quantity
Human anti Mouse IgG2a:FITC HCA037F 0.1 mg F
Human anti Mouse IgG2a:HRP HCA037P 0.1 mg E
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):Alk. Phos. (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117A 0.5 mg E WB
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):DyLight®488 (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117D488GA 0.1 mg F IF
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):DyLight®549 (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117D549GA 0.1 mg F IF WB
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):DyLight®649 (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117D649GA 0.1 mg F IF
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):DyLight®680 (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117D680GA 0.1 mg F WB
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):DyLight®800 (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117D800GA 0.1 mg F IF WB
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):FITC (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117F 0.5 mg F
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):HRP (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117P 0.5 mg E WB
Goat anti Mouse IgG (Fc):FITC STAR120F 1 mg C F
Goat anti Mouse IgG (Fc):HRP STAR120P 1 mg E WB
Rabbit F(ab')2 anti Mouse IgG:RPE STAR12A 1 ml F
Rabbit F(ab')2 anti Mouse IgG:HRP (Human Adsorbed) STAR13B 1 mg C E P RE WB
Goat anti Mouse IgG:FITC (Rat Adsorbed) STAR70 0.5 mg F
Goat anti Mouse IgG:RPE (Rat Adsorbed) STAR76 1 ml F
Goat anti Mouse IgG:HRP (Rat Adsorbed) STAR77 0.5 mg C E P
Goat anti Mouse IgG/A/M:Alk. Phos. STAR87A 1 mg C E WB
Goat anti Mouse IgG/A/M:HRP (Human Adsorbed) STAR87P 1 mg E
Rabbit F(ab')2 anti Mouse IgG:Dylight®800 STAR8D800GA 0.1 mg F IF WB
Rabbit F(ab')2 anti Mouse IgG:FITC STAR9B 1 mg F

Product Specific References

References for Alpha Fetoprotein antibody

  1. Wang, X.W. & Xu, B. (1998) Stimulation of tumor-cell growth by alpha-fetoprotein.
    Int J Cancer. 75 (4): 596-9.