Overview

Description

  • NatureSynthetic

Specifications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab108470 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

  • Purity70 - 90% by HPLC.

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Preparation and Storage

  • Stability and Storage

    Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles.

    Information available upon request.

General info

  • Alternative names
    • Afp
    • Alpha fetoglobulin
    • Alpha fetoprotein
    • Alpha fetoprotein precursor
    • Alpha-1-fetoprotein
    • Alpha-fetoglobulin
    • Alpha-fetoprotein
    • FETA
    • FETA_HUMAN
    • Hereditary persistence of alpha fetoprotein
    • HPAFP
    see all
  • FunctionBinds copper, nickel, and fatty acids as well as, and bilirubin less well than, serum albumin. Only a small percentage (less than 2%) of the human AFP shows estrogen-binding properties.
  • Tissue specificityPlasma. Synthesized by the fetal liver and yolk sac.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the ALB/AFP/VDB family.
    Contains 3 albumin domains.
  • Developmental stageOccurs in the plasma of fetuses more than 4 weeks old, reaches the highest levels during the 12th-16th week of gestation, and drops to trace amounts after birth. The serum level in adults is usually less than 40 ng/ml. AFP occurs also at high levels in the plasma and ascitic fluid of adults with hepatoma.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    Independent studies suggest heterogeneity of the N-terminal sequence of the mature protein and of the cleavage site of the signal sequence.
    Sulfated.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted.
  • Target information above from: UniProt accession P02771 The UniProt Consortium
    The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) in 2010
    Nucleic Acids Res. 38:D142-D148 (2010) .

    Information by UniProt

References for alpha 1 Fetoprotein peptide (ab108470)

ab108470 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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