Analysis of polarized secretion of fucosylated alpha-fetoprotein in HepG2 cells.

Fucosylated alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a more specific biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) than AFP. However, the mechanisms underlying the increase in fucosylated AFP in sera of HCC patients remain largely unknown. Recently, we reported that fucosylation is a possible signal for the secretion of hepatic glycoproteins into bile and that the… CONTINUE READING