Albumin may be used to eliminate background interference in ELISA's or other enzyme assay systems. It is also used in absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) pharmacological research; cell culture; drug delivery research; and cryopreservation of cells.
Albumins are a group of simple proteins found in the body fluids and tissues of animals, and in some plant seeds. It is a single polypeptide chain with one free sulfhydryl group (Cys34) and 17 intrachain disulfide bonds.
It is prepared from plasma so that there is no discernable proteolytic activity by common assay methods. Albumins are soluble monomeric proteins found in the body fluids and tissues of animals and in some plant seeds. Serum albumin functions as a carrier protein for steroids, fatty acids, and thyroid hormones. Serum albumins are also vital in regulating the colloidal osmotic pressures of blood.
Key Applications: Immunoassay, Mammalian Cell Culture
Application Areas: Immunoassays; Mammalian Cell Culture
Product Type: Proteins, Enzymes & Peptides
Protein or Enzyme Type: Albumins
UV/Visible Absorbance: 0.531 (A279 nm, 1 mg/mL)
Presentation: Off-white Powder
Isoelectric point (pI): pl : 5.3 (Lit.)
Moisture content: 0.0327
Solubility: Soluble in 50 mg/mL, H2O.
Storage & Handling: Store at 2-8°C. Use Universal Precautions when handling.
Certifications: Protease Free