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Alpha-fetoprotein

AFP
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 hepatoma or teratoma. 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, Jul 2008] (from NCBI)
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Papers using AFP antibodies
Magnetically enhanced high-specificity virus detection using bio-activated magnetic nanoparticles with antibodies as labeling markers
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Yang Hong-Chang et al., In International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2009
... The reagent for assaying AFP consists of magnetic nanoparticles (MF-DEX-0060, MagQu, New Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China) functionalized with antibodies (ab40942; Abcam, Cambridge, MA), against AFP ...
27 kDa extracellular matrix protein revealed by a monoclonal antibody raised against rat testis.
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Uversky Vladimir N., In PLoS ONE, 1999
... Human AFP (#105-10, Lee Biosolutions, Inc., USA) was purified ...
The synthesis and use of activated N-benzyl derivatives of diethylenetriaminetetraacetic acids: alternative reagents for labeling of antibodies with metal ions
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Hemmilä Ilkka A. et al., In Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 1988
... and hCGβ and AFP-coated cups and calibrators were from the DELFIA Xpress Free hCGβ and AFP Immunoassay Kits (PerkinElmer).
Papers on AFP
Circulating miRNA-122, miRNA-199a, and miRNA-16 as Biomarkers for Early Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Egyptian Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection.
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Soliman et al., Cairo, Egypt. In Mol Diagn Ther, 02 Aug 2015
The combination of serum miR-16 with serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP) resulted in improved sensitivity to 85% and increased diagnostic accuracy to 87.5 %.
Use of anaerobic green fluorescent protein versus green fluorescent protein as reporter in lactic acid bacteria.
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Arqués et al., Madrid, Spain. In Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 01 Aug 2015
We demonstrate that reporter systems pNZ:TuR-aFP and pT1-aFP are two versatile molecular markers for monitoring LAB in food and fecal environments without the potential problems caused by oxygen and pH limitations, which could be exploited for in vivo studies.
An Analysis of Immunoreactive Signatures in Early Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
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Huang et al., Beijing, China. In Ebiomedicine, May 2015
FINDINGS: Twenty-two candidate TAAs were assessed by protein microarray analysis in 914 participants with serum α-fetoprotein (AFP) available.
Sublingual vein parameters, AFP, AFP-L3, and GP73 in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.
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Jia et al., Tianjin, China. In Genet Mol Res, Dec 2014
This study evaluated the diagnostic value of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), AFP heterogeneity 3 (AFP-L3), Golgi protein 73 (GP73), and sublingual vein parameters in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
Current Trends and Recent Advances in Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prevention of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
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Kuo et al., Tainan City, Taiwan. In Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, Dec 2014
Based on in-depth reviews of serological diagnosis of HCC, in addition to AFP, there are other biomarkers: Lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive AFP (AFP-L3), des- carboxyprothrombin (DCP), tyrosine kinase with Ig and eprdermal growth factor (EGF) homology domains 2 (TIE2)-espressing monocytes (TEMs), glypican-3 (GPC3), Golgi protein 73 (GP73), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCA) have been proposed as biomarkers for the early detection of HCC.
Prognostic and clinicopathological significance of MACC1 expression in hepatocellular carcinoma patients: a meta-analysis.
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Lv et al., Changchun, China. In Int J Clin Exp Med, Dec 2014
Moreover, MACC1 over-expression was significantly associated with AFP level (OR = 1.31, 95% CI 1.03-1.68),
HULC and H19 Played Different Roles in Overall and Disease-Free Survival from Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Curative Hepatectomy: A Preliminary Analysis from Gene Expression Omnibus.
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Chen et al., Shanghai, China. In Dis Markers, Dec 2014
H19 and MEG3 were both considered to be risk factors for high AFP level (OR = 1.45, 95% CI = 1.277-1.646,
The use of α-fetoprotein for the delivery of cytotoxic payloads to cancer cells.
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Pak, In Ther Deliv, Aug 2014
On the other hand, AFP-drug non-covalent complexes can exploit the natural role of the AFP as a nutrition delivery "shuttle".
The adenocarcinoma cell surface mucin receptor for alpha-fetoprotein: is the same receptor present on circulating monocytes and macrophages? A commentary.
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Mizejewski, Albany, United States. In Tumour Biol, Aug 2014
Recently, it was proposed that the alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) receptor, known to be present on solid epithelial-derived malignant tumor cells, can be identified as a mucin glycoprotein.
Dysregulated expression of dickkopfs for potential detection of hepatocellular carcinoma.
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Lee et al., Hong Kong, Hong Kong. In Expert Rev Mol Diagn, Jun 2014
In comparison to serum α-fetoprotein (AFP) level, which remains the gold standard for HCC diagnosis, high serum DKK1 levels have higher diagnostic value for HCC, especially for AFP-negative HCC, and can distinguish HCC from non-malignant chronic liver diseases.
Epigenetic regulation of GATA4 expression by histone modification in AFP-producing gastric adenocarcinoma.
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Kishimoto et al., Chiba, Japan. In Exp Mol Pathol, 2012
The results indicated that histone deacetylation is a silencing mechanism for GATA4 expression in AFP-producing gastric cancer cells.
Serum DKK1 as a protein biomarker for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma: a large-scale, multicentre study.
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Qin et al., Shanghai, China. In Lancet Oncol, 2012
Furthermore, DKK1 maintained diagnostic accuracy for patients with HCC who were α-fetoprotein (AFP) negative (0·841 [0·801-0·882], 70·4%, and 90·0% in the test cohort; 0·869 [0·815-0·923], 66·7%, and 87·2% in the validation cohort), including for patients with early-stage HCC (0·870 [0·829-0·911], 73·1%, and 90·0% in the test cohort; 0·893 [0·804-0·983], 72·2%, and 87·2% in the validation cohort), compared with all controls.
AFP level and histologic differentiation predict the survival of patients with liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma.
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Tokat et al., İstanbul, Turkey. In Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int, 2012
Poor differentiation and higher AFP levels are indicators of poor prognosis after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma.
The significance of serum AFP cut-off values, 20 and 400 ng/mL in curatively resected patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis might be of difference.
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Qu et al., Beijing, China. In Hepatogastroenterology, 2012
The two cut-off values of preoperative AFP levels might be of different implications in cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after curative resection.
Distinctions between clinicopathological factors and prognosis of alpha-fetoprotein negative and positive hepatocelluar carcinoma patients.
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Zhang et al., Xi'an, China. In Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 2011
High alpha-fetoprotein is associated with hepatocelluar carcinoma.
Diagnostic significance of alpha fetoprotein in carcinomas of liver and biliary tract - a comparative study from the western region of Nepal.
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Hussain et al., Pokhara, Nepal. In Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 2010
High alpha fetoprotein is associated with hepatocellular carcinoma.
BMP-4 is required for hepatic specification of mouse embryonic stem cell-derived definitive endoderm.
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Keller et al., New York City, United States. In Nat Biotechnol, 2006
Specification of these progenitors with bone morphogenetic protein-4 in combination with basic fibroblast growth factor and activin A results in the development of hepatic populations highly enriched (45-70%) for cells that express the alpha-fetoprotein and albumin proteins.
Ordered surface carbons distinguish antifreeze proteins and their ice-binding regions.
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McConkey et al., Waterloo, Canada. In Nat Biotechnol, 2006
However, the underlying molecular basis of their ice-binding activity is unclear because of the difficulty of studying the AFP-ice interaction directly and the lack of a common motif, domain or fold among different AFPs.
The initiation of liver development is dependent on Foxa transcription factors.
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Kaestner et al., Philadelphia, United States. In Nature, 2005
In embryos deficient for both genes in the foregut endoderm, no liver bud is evident and expression of the hepatoblast marker alpha-fetoprotein (Afp) is lost.
Frequent somatic mutations of the transcription factor ATBF1 in human prostate cancer.
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Dong et al., Atlanta, United States. In Nat Genet, 2005
Here we report that ATBF1, which encodes a transcription factor that negatively regulates AFP and MYB but transactivates CDKN1A, is a good candidate for the 16q22 tumor-suppressor gene.
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