Alpha Fetoprotein antibody

Mouse anti Alpha Fetoprotein

Product Type
PrecisionAb Monoclonal
Isotype
IgG1
Format
Purified
Specificity
Alpha Fetoprotein

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Mouse anti Human alpha fetoprotein antibody recognizes alpha fetoprotein (AFP), a 609 amino acid member of the ALB/AFP/VDB family containing 3 albumin domains. Human alpha fetoprotein, also known as alpha fetoglobulin is a 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 (Aoyagi et al. 1979). 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 (Bredaki et al. 2012), while decreased levels could indicate Down’s syndrome (Norgaard-Pedersen et al. 1976).

Mouse Anti Human Alpha Fetoprotein antibody recognizes alpha fetoprotein as a band of ~69 kDa in HepG2 whole cell lysate by Western blotting under reducing conditions and does not cross-react with human albumin.
PrecisionAb Antibodies

Target Species
Human
Western Blotting
Anti alpha fetoprotein antibody detects a band of approximately 69 kDa in HepG2 cell lysates.
Product Form
Purified IgG - liquid
Preparation
Mouse monoclonal antibody purified 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
Regulatory
For research purposes only.
Guarantee
12 months from date of despatch
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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.
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Western Blotting 1/1000
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Synonyms
AFP
UniProt
P02771
Entrez Gene
AFP
GO Terms
GO:0046872 metal ion binding
GO:0006810 transport
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