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Alpha-Fetoprotein
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Definition of Alpha-Fetoprotein
Alpha-fetoprotein is a major plasma protein produced by the yolk sac and the liver during fetal life. Alpha-fetoprotein expression in adults is often associated with hepatoma or teratoma. However, hereditary persistence 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. (from LocusLink)

Alpha-Fetoprotein is from the group

Ligand Binding Protein

Other Names for Alpha-Fetoprotein

Alpha-Fetoprotein
AFP
Alpha-1-Fetoprotein
Alpha-Fetoglobulin
alpha-Fetoprotein
alpha-fetoprotein

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