An improved sensitive assay method for the heterogeneity of alpha-foetoprotein: possible application for early differential diagnosis.

@article{Ohkawa1989AnIS,
  title={An improved sensitive assay method for the heterogeneity of alpha-foetoprotein: possible application for early differential diagnosis.},
  author={Kiyoshi Ohkawa and Tatsuo Abe and Yutaka Tsukada and Kazuhisa Taketa and Eizou Kimura and Yoshiyasu Terashima},
  journal={Journal of clinical chemistry and clinical biochemistry. Zeitschrift fur klinische Chemie und klinische Biochemie},
  year={1989},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={337-41}
}
A combination of lectin-affinity electrophoresis and antibody-affinity blotting was used for the qualitative determination of molecular species of alpha-foetoprotein. Concanavalin A and erythrophytohaemagglutinin were used as lectins. This method was able to quickly discriminate between the molecular species of alpha-foetoprotein of recurrent ovarian yolk… CONTINUE READING