AFP

Aliases
  • AFP
  • Alpha-1-fetoprotein
  • Alpha-fetoglobulin
  • Alpha-fetoprotein
  • FETA
  • HP
  • HPAFP
  • OTTHUMP00000160480
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]
Attributes
QA State
Curated
Type
Protein
HGNC Name
AFP
Certifications
  • None
QA State for Breast
Curated

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Certifications
QA State for Liver
Under Review

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QA State for Ovary
Under Review

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