fetoprotein


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fe·to·pro·tein

 (fē′tə-prō′tēn, -tē-ĭn)
n.
Any of several antigens normally present in a fetus and occurring abnormally in adults as a result of certain cancers or diseases of the liver.

fetoprotein

(ˈfiːtəʊˌprəʊtiːn)
n
a glycoprotein normally found in a fetus
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fetoprotein - any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer
AFP, alpha fetoprotein, alpha foetoprotein - an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)
antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
Translations

fe·to·pro·tein

, alpha (α)-fetoprotein (AFP), gamma (γ)-fetoprotein, beta (β)-fetoprotein
n. fetoproteína, antígeno presente en el feto humano.
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1 occurred in 2 of 8 evaluable patients and a reduction of 50% or greater in alpha fetoprotein concentration occurred in 3 of 8 evaluable patients.
In 2014, the patient came to our hospital with a palpable, painless mass in the right upper quadrant; liver function tests and level of alpha fetoprotein were normal, and abdominal tomography showed a highly vascularized mass of 10x7x12 cm with irregular contours located in thoracic-abdominal wall at the left lobe of liver, segment 4, with multiple lesions of 2 cm in size adjacent to this lesion in the intra-abdominal and sub-hepatic regions on the right side (Fig.
The preoperative alpha fetoprotein level was found to be increased.
Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NasdaqGS:ADAP) stated on Thursday that its investigational new drug (IND) application for its enhanced T-cell receptors (TCRs) specific for alpha fetoprotein (AFP) for treating locally advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma has been filed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Contract awarded for tests cortisol, parathyroid hormone / parathyroid hormone (pth), alpha fetoprotein (afp)
a fetoprotein was elevated in 3 cases with yolk sac tumors and one case with malignant teratoma.
In current study a 27-year-old pregnant woman was referred for genetic counseling of abnormal maternal serum screening test at her gestation age of 16 weeks, screening tests were positive for Edward's syndrome (trisomy 18) with very low chorionic gonadotropin and normal alpha- fetoprotein levels (Table I).
Ultrasonography and colour Doppler study for the diagnosis of site of placentation along with maternal serum alpha fetoprotein measurement in doubtful cases of placenta accreta seems to benecessary as early diagnosis renders conservative treatment possible.
6- The existence of most risk for Down syndrome on basis of results of Alfa fetoprotein serum check (MSAFP) in alone or with serum free strioul (UE3) and pair gonadotropin hormone (HCG) in low conceptions (below 35 years old).
Sampling of maternal serum for a decreased level of alpha fetoprotein, a test available since the mid-1980s.