|Ref Sequence Id||NP_001029434.1|
|Amino Acid Lenth||610|
|Protein Existence Status||Reviewed: Experimental evidence at transcript level|
|Presence in other biological fluids/tissue/cells||fetal liver, yolk sac of mammals; bovine fetal fluids; ascitic fluid, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and bile, from human fetuses;|
|Protein Function||contribute to the efficiency of stimulation of proliferation in cell culture systems; growth-promoting activity;|
|Biochemical Properties||charge microheterogeneity in the bAFP indirectly suggests that the multiple bands may be due to carbohydrate; charge profile of bovine AFPsignificantly more alkaline than that observed in the human; greater degree of charge microheterogeneity than the human;|
|Significance in milk||Innate immunity agents in milk|
|PTMs||glycoprotein; bAFP in FBS is approximately evenly divided between Con A reactive and non-reactive variants; bAFP in amniotic fluid from an early gestation animal exhibited 72% reactive and 28% non-reactive variants|
|Significance of PTMs||significant changes in lectin-binding properties of glycoproteins are associated with normal and tumor cell growth as well as fetal development; non-reactive variants of bAFP in FBS increases in parallel with fetal development;|
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