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Human AFP Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone)

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AFPcDNA Clone Product Information
Gene Bank Ref.ID:BC027881
cDNA Size:1830
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of Homo sapiens alpha-fetoprotein DNA.
Gene Synonym:FETA, HPAFP, AFP
Species:Human
Vector:pGEM-T Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence.
Shipping Carrier:Each tube contains approximately 10 μg of lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.
pGEM-T Vector Information

The pGEM-T is 3kb in length, and contains the amplicin resistance gene, conferring selection of the plasmid in E. coli, and the ori site which is the bacterial origin of replication. The plasmid has multiple cloning sites as shown below. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning. Many E. coli strains are suitable for the propagation of this vector including JM109, DH5α and TOP10.

pGEM-T Simple Usage Suggestion:

The coding sequence can be easily obtained by digesting the vector with proper restriction enzyme(s). The coding sequence can also be amplified by PCR with M13 primers, or primer pair SP6 and T7.

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Background

Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is classified as a member of the albuminoid gene superfamily consisting of albumin, AFP, vitamin D (Gc) protein, and alpha-albumin. AFP is a glycoprotein of 591 amino acids and a carbohydrate moiety. AFP is one of the several embryo-specific proteins and is a dominant serum protein as early in human embryonic life as one month, when albumin and transferrin are present in relatively small amounts. It is first synthesized in the human by the yolk sac and liver(1-2 months) and subsequently predominantly in the liver. A small amount of AFP is produced by the GI tract of the human conceptus. It has been proved that AFP may reappear in the serum in elevated amounts in adult life in association with normal restorative processes and with malignant growth. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a specific marker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), teratoblastomas, and neural tube defect (NTD).

References
  • Mizejewski GJ. (2001) Alpha-fetoprotein Structure and Function: Relevance to Isoforms, Epitopes, and Conformational Variants. Exp Biol Med. 226(5): 377-408.
  • Tomasi TB, et al. (1977) Structure and Function of Alpha-Fetoprotein. Annual Review of Medicine. 28: 453-65.
  • Leguy MC, et al. (2011) Assessment of AFP in amniotic fluid: comparison of three automated techniques. Ann Biol Clin. 69(4): 441-6.
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