Protein Name alpha fetoprotein
Organism Mus musculus
Gene ID 11576
Gene Symbol

Afp

UniProt P02772 (FETA_MOUSE)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 162
Total Number of Articles : 196
Description

alpha fetoprotein

Gene Summary

Predicted to enable fatty acid binding activity and zinc ion binding activity. Acts upstream of or within SMAD protein signal transduction; ovulation from ovarian follicle; and progesterone metabolic process. Located in cytoplasm and extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including amniotic fluid; egg cylinder; gut; liver and biliary system; and metanephros. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hepatitis C. Orthologous to human AFP (alpha fetoprotein). [provided by Alliance of Genome Resources, Apr 2022]

synonyms
  • alpha-fetoprotein
  • alpha-1-fetoprotein
  • alpha-fetoglobulin
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Properties