Albumin

Albumins: Water-soluble proteins found in egg whites, blood, lymph, and other tissues and fluids. They coagulate upon heating.1

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Albumin: A family of globular proteins found in many plant and animal tissues that tend to bind a wide variety of ligands. Albumin is the main protein in blood plasma. Low serum levels occur in conditions associated with malnutrition, inflammation and liver and kidney diseases.2

Categories for Albumin

Category of Albumin:

  • Peptide
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References

  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ malnutrition.html
  5. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  6. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ health-communication-programs/ nkdep/ learn/ causes-kidney-disease/ kidney-disease-basics/ Pages/ kidney-disease-basics.aspx

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