AFP - Alpha-fetoprotein - human protein (Function)
 
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AFP »  Alpha-fetoprotein
 
Protein also known as:  Alpha-1-fetoprotein.
Gene name:  AFP
Family name: ALB/AFP/VDB
Entry whose protein(s) existence is based on evidence at protein level
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Overview 
Binds copper, nickel, and fatty acids as well as, and bilirubin less well than, serum albumin. Only a small percentage (less than 2%) of the human AFP shows estrogen-binding properties.  
  • CuratedUniProtKB
GO molecular function 
Metal ion bindingdefinition[GO:0046872]  
  • IEAUniProtKB KW
GO biological process 
Ovulation from ovarian follicledefinition[GO:0001542] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Progesterone metabolic processdefinition[GO:0042448] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
SMAD protein signal transductiondefinition[GO:0060395] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Transportdefinition[GO:0006810] silver  
  • IEAInterPro 2 GO
 

Keywords

Technical term 
Reference proteome  definition   [KW-1185]
 

Further external links

GeneWiki: Alpha-fetoprotein
GenomeRNAi: 174
PRO: PR:P02771