AFP

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • OTTHUMP00000160480
  • Alpha-1-fetoprotein
  • HPAFP
  • AFP
  • Alpha-fetoglobulin
  • Alpha-fetoprotein
  • HP
  • FETA

Description…

From NCBI Gene: This gene encodes alpha-fetoprotein, a major plasma protein produced by the yolk sac and the liver during fetal life. Alpha-fetoprotein expression in adults is often associated with hepatocarcinoma and with teratoma, and has prognostic value for managing advanced gastric cancer. However, hereditary persistance of alpha-fetoprotein may also be found in individuals with no obvious pathology. The protein is thought to be the fetal counterpart of serum albumin, and the alpha-fetoprotein and albumin genes are present in tandem in the same transcriptional orientation on chromosome 4. Alpha-fetoprotein is found in monomeric as well as dimeric and trimeric forms, and binds copper, nickel, fatty acids and bilirubin. The level of alpha-fetoprotein in amniotic fluid is used to measure renal loss of protein to screen for spina bifida and anencephaly. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2019]

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

Attributes
QA State: Curated
Type: Protein
HGNC Name: AFP

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Attributes

Phase: 3
QA State: Curated
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Attributes

Phase: 3
QA State: Under Review
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Attributes

Phase: 2
QA State: Under Review
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