oncofetal antigen


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oncofetal antigen

[¦aŋk·ə‚fēd·əl ′ant·i·jən]
(immunology)
Any of a group of antigens that are commonly present both in fetal tissue during early development of life and in adult tissue when cancer occurs.
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The Oncofetal Antigen - Immature Laminin Receptor patents are a product of 20 years and $30 Million of research at The University of South Alabama Medical & Science Foundation and were primarily funded by the National Institute of Health's National Cancer Institute.
Two of the analytes examined, CA15-3 and CA125, showed atypical patterns of expression during the first year of life given their suspected status as oncofetal antigens (Fig.
Hepatocellular carcinomas in dogs have been separated from cholangiocarcinomas on the basis of their immunohistochemical staining patterns for oncofetal antigens in one report [24].