Serum Albumin

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* Serum albumin is produced by the liver

* The liver has no storage capacity for albumin

* The liver can vary its production rate of albumin

* Serum albumin is the major protein found in blood (approx. 50%)

* The major protein in CSF is albumin

* Serum albumin has a net negative charge

* Serum albumin is a carrier protein for steroids

Serum albumin is a carrier protein for fatty acids

Serum albumin is a carrier protein for thyroid hormones

* Serum albumin binds various drugs

* Serum albumin is a major antioxidant in the circulation

* 50% of blood calcium is bound to albumin

* Serum albumin has a major role in keeping fluid within blood vessels

* Animals with relatively low blood pressure require less serum albumin

* Bovine serum albumin contains 583 amino acids

* Bovine 
serum albumin has a mean value of  32.9 g/L

* Human serum albumin contains 585 amino acids

* Human serum albumin has a half-life of 15-20 days

* Canine serum albumin has a mean value of  29.1 g/L

* Serum albumin is degraded by muscles, kidney and liver

* Cells can use albumin as an amino acid source

* Hyperalbuminemia is rare

*Dehydrated animals have higher levels of serum albumin

* There are many causes of hypoalbuminemia



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* Albumin.org

* Albumin: Biochemical Properties and Therapeutic Potential

* Albumin-A Review Article

* Facts About Albumin

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