Afamin

Afamin

A 87kD glycoprotein member of the albumin gene family encoded by AFM on chromosome 4q13.3, which has vitamin E-binding properties, and may possibly play a role in fertility and neuroprotection. Afamin and vitamin E concentrations correlate well in follicular and cerebrospinal fluids but not in plasma.
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The research team found that these biomarkers, namely afamin, clusterin, haptoglobin and vitamin D binding protein (VDBP), change in concentration in the blood of patients with stomach cancer.
The vitamin E--binding protein afamin is altered signifcantly in the peritoneal fluid of women with endometriosis.
score 14-3-3 protein [gamma] IPI00220642 46 14-3-3 protein [sigma] IPI00013890 91 14-3-3 protein [zeta]/[delta] IPI00021263 81 Actin, cytoplasmic 1 IPI00021439 465 Afamin IPI00019943 102 [[alpha].
r]) of 51000-58 000 and belongs to the albumin superfamily of binding proteins, which includes Gc-globulin, albumin, [alpha]-fetoprotein, and afamin (1).