Alpha Fetoprotein antibody

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Rabbit anti Human Alpha Fetoprotein

Product Type
Polyclonal Antibody
Isotype
Polyclonal IgG
Product CodeApplicationsDatasheetMSDSPack SizeList PriceQuantity
4520-5219 C 50 µl
Rabbit anti Human alpha fetoprotein antibody recognizes alpha fetoprotein (AFP), a member of the albuminoid superfamily. AFP is a ~68 kDa 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. AFP 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.

Rabbit anti Human alpha fetoprotein antibody does not cross-react with human albumin or with other human serum proteins.

Product Details

Target Species
Human
Product Form
Ig fraction - lyophilised
Reconstitution
Reconstitute in 50 µl of sterile distilled water. For long term storage the addition of a preservative is recommended.
Preparation
Ig fraction prepared by ammonium sulphate precipitation
Buffer Solution
Ammonium bicarbonate
Preservative Stabilisers
None present
Immunogen
Human alpha fetoprotein.
Approx. Protein Concentrations
Ig concentration 12.1 mg/ml

Storage Information

Storage
Prior to reconstitution store at +4oC.
After reconstitution store at -20oC.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. This product should be stored undiluted. This product is photosensitive and should be protected from light. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
Shelf Life
12 months from date of reconstitution.

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
Immunohistology - Frozen
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
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:Biotin 2AB02B 1 ml C E P WB
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (Fc):Biotin STAR121B 1 mg E WB
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (Fc):FITC STAR121F 1 mg F
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (Fc):HRP STAR121P 1 mg E WB
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (H/L):HRP STAR124P 1 mg C E WB
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:FITC STAR34B 1 mg C F
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:RPE STAR35A 1 ml F
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:DyLight®488 STAR36D488GA 0.1 mg F IF WB
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:DyLight®549 STAR36D549GA 0.1 mg F IF
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:DyLight®649 STAR36D649GA 0.1 mg F IF
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:DyLight®680 STAR36D680GA 0.1 mg F IF WB
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:Dylight®800 STAR36D800GA 0.1 mg F IF WB