Heart type fatty acid binding protein: structure, function and biosensing applications for early detection of myocardial infarction.

@article{Kakoti2013HeartTF,
  title={Heart type fatty acid binding protein: structure, function and biosensing applications for early detection of myocardial infarction.},
  author={Ankana Kakoti and Pranab Goswami},
  journal={Biosensors & bioelectronics},
  year={2013},
  volume={43},
  pages={400-11}
}
Heart type fatty acid binding protein (HFABP) as an early marker of cardiac injury holds a promising future with studies indicating surpassing performance as compared to myoglobin. As a plasma marker, this cytoplasmic protein owing to its small size (∼15kDa) and water solubility, appears readily in the blood-stream following cardiomyocyte damage, reaching peak levels within 6h of symptom onset. Low plasma levels of HFABP as compared to tissue levels indicate that minute amounts of the protein… CONTINUE READING