Name: Antibody AFP(alpha-fetoprotein) clone EP209
Description and applications: Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is the most abundant plasma protein found in the human fetus. It is thought to be the fetal form of serum albumin. AFP binds to copper, nickel, fatty acids and bilirubin and is found in monomeric, dimeric and trimeric forms. Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) is synthesized by the cells of the embryonic yolk sac, fetal liver and fetal intestinal tract. AFP levels decrease soon after birth. In abnormal tissues, expression of AFP has been demonstrated in hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatoid adenocarcinoma, germ cell tumors, particularly yolk sac tumor. The anti-AFP antibody may be useful for the identification of neoplastic liver diseases or yolk sac tumors.
Composition: anti-human AFP rabbit monoclonal antibody purified by protein affinity and prepared in 10mM PBS, pH 7.4, with 0.2% BSA and 0.09% sodium azide
Immunogen: A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues of human AFP protein