alpha ‑Fetoprotein/AFP in BG01V Human Embryonic Stem Cells. alpha ‑Fetoprotein/AFP was detected in immersion fixed BG01V human embryonic stem cells differentiated to hepatocytes using Mouse Anti-Human alpha ‑Fetoprotein/AFP Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB1369) at 10 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL007) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). Specific staining was localized to cytoplasm. View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Cells on Coverslips.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
AFP ( alpha -Fetoprotein) is a 69-73 kDa member of the ALB/AFP/VDB family of proteins. alpha -Fetoprotein is a major plasma protein in the fetus. Its concentration is normally low in the adult except when produced by certain tumors. It is secreted by fetal liver and serves as a carrier molecule for phytoestrogens, heavy metals (Cu and Ni), estrogen and fatty acids. Mature human AFP is 591 amino acids (aa) in length. It contains three albumin domains (aa 19-210, 211-402 and 403-601), plus 15 intrachain disulfide bonds. Mature human AFP shares approximately 66% aa identity with mouse AFP.
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