Purified Human alpha fetoprotein is a 63 kDa protein which binds copper, nickel, fatty acids, bilirubin and serum albumin. It is expressed mostly during fetal development, existing only at very low levels in healthy adults. Alpha fetoprotein is therefore a useful marker for diseases such as hepatocellular carcinoma, testicular cancer, Downs syndrome and neural tube defects.
- Target Species
- Product Form
- Purified human alpha fetoprotein - liquid
- Purified human alpha fetoprotein from human cord serum
- Buffer Solution
- TRIS buffered saline
- Preservative Stabilisers
- 0.09% Sodium Azide (NaN3)
- Approx. Protein Concentrations
- Total protein concentration 1.0 mg/ml
- Protein Molecular Weight
- 63 kDa
- Store at +4oC. DO NOT FREEZE.
This product should be stored undiluted. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
- 12 months from date of despatch
- Entrez Gene
- GO Terms
metal ion binding
- For research purposes only
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.
Applications of Alpha Fetoprotein
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.
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