Early Detection Research Network

AFP

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

Description…

AFP 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 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.

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

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

The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…

Attributes

Phase: One
QA State: Curated
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Attributes

Phase: Three
QA State: Under Review
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Attributes

Phase: Three
QA State: Under Review
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This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact the Informatics Center if you should have access to this biomarker.