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a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids

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Patients were divided into two groups based on the amount of albumin given.
Conclusion: This study suggests that 4 grams of albumin per litre of ascitic fluid drained is effective in preventing the PICD related renal impairment following large volume paracentesis in cirrhosis
Through subtle modification of the albumin molecule, the new technology enables researchers to flexibly optimize and manage the pharmacokinetics of a target protein while retaining efficiency.
Serum albumin displays a long half-life of 19 days in humans, in contrast to protein therapeutics, which are usually cleared from the body within a matter of minutes or hours.
The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of albumin determinations in penguin plasma by the bromcresol green (BCG) method and the gold standard of protein electrophoresis (EPH).
Key words: albumin, bromcresol green, protein electrophoresis, avian, penguin, Spheniscus species
It was considered that modified albumins might change response curves owing to altered affinity for antibodies or loss of reactivity of subsets of reactive epitopes.
Serum albumins from different animal species were examined as another model for structural modification of albumin (Table 2).
Further complicating the search for biomarkers is the high abundance of 22 proteins, including albumin and immunoglobulins, that comprise approximately 99% of the protein mass in serum (3-5).
The similar physicochemical characteristics of CA and human albumin presumably allowed reproducible and associated responses, and the 22-kD difference in molecular weight enabled these 2 albumins to resolve easily, which made CA an ideal internal calibrator.
Bisalbuminemia (or alloalbuminemia) is characterized by the presence of two albumin components (in equal or unequal amounts) on serum protein electrophoresis (1).
The site included complete citations and summaries of recent publications about albumin.
By virtue of its concentration, albumin regulates plasma osmotic pressure; however, it functions primarily as a transport protein and reversibly binds a wide array of ligands, such as fatty acids, steroids, bilirubin, tryptophan, and copper (1, 3).
Congenital analbuminemia is a rare recessive inherited disorder characterized by an absence or very low concentrations of serum albumin (1, 2).
The author starts with a concise historical overview and a detailed illustration of the structural information and chemical properties of albumin from human and bovine sources.