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Alpha Fetoprotein

Definition of the noun alpha fetoprotein

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noun

  1. an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)

Explanation

Alpha Fetoprotein a.k.a. Alpha-fetoprotein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AFP gene. The AFP gene is located on the q arm of chromosome 4.

  • also known as alpha-fetoglobulin, alpha-1-fetoprotein, α-fetoprotein

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Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

alpha fetoprotein ( AFP) : This is a protein the blood level of which is measured by laboratory methods.

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