Alpha-1-microglobulin (A1M) is a small globular protein that is synthesized throughout the body, mainly in the liver. A1M is present in the plasma, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid. The protein functions to degrade heme and remove free radicals, thereby protecting cells from oxidative stress.
Swiss-Prot Accession Number: P02760
Publications Multiplex immunoassay analysis of plasma shows prominent upregulation of growth factor activity pathways linked to GSK3ß signaling in bipolar patients
(2013) Haenisch F, Alsaif M, Guest PC, Rahmoune H, Dickerson F, Yolken R, Bahn S Journal of Affective Disorders
Multivariate Protein Signatures of Pre-Clinical Alzheimer's Disease in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Plasma Proteome Dataset
(2012) Johnstone D, Milward EA, Berretta R, Moscato P PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e34341
Evaluation of Plasma Proteomic Data for Alzheimer Disease State Classification and for the Prediction of Progression From Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer Disease
(2012) Llano DA, Devanarayan V, Simon AJ; The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2012 Sep 27