PAPP-A (A3) Antibody
Mouse Monoclonal Antibody
Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A, Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4 protease, PAPP-A-proMBP complex) is a large heterotetrameric glycoprotein of approximately 500 kDa, which was first discovered in serum from pregnant women. The heterotetramer consists of two PAPP-A subunits and two proMBP subunits. Low maternal serum levels of PAPP-A in first trimester biochemical screening is used as a marker of Down’s syndrome (trisomy 21). This antibody is specific for native human PAPP-A. Heat and SDS-denatured PAPP-A are also recognized, but not acid treated PAPP-A.