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Immunohistochemistry (PFA fixed): incubate antibody for 30 min RT. Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires heating tissue sections in 10mM Tris with 1mM EDTA, pH 9.0, for 45 min at 95 degrees C followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes.
Albumin is a soluble, monomeric protein which comprises about one-half of the blood serum protein. Albumin functions primarily as a carrier protein for steroids, fatty acids, and thyroid hormones and plays a role in stabilizing extracellular fluid volume. Albumin is a globular unglycosylated serum protein of molecular weight 65,000. Albumin is synthesized in the liver as preproalbumin which has an N-terminal peptide that is removed before the nascent protein is released from the rough endoplasmic reticulum. The product, proalbumin, is in turn cleaved in the Golgi vesicles to produce the secreted albumin.
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Protein Aliases: Albumin; albumin (32 AA); albumin (AA 34); cell growth inhibiting protein 42; growth-inhibiting protein 20
Gene Aliases: ALB; ANALBA; FDAH; GIG20; GIG42; PRO0883; PRO0903; PRO1341; PRO1708; PRO2044; PRO2619; PRO2675; UNQ696/PRO1341
UniProt ID: (Human) P02768
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 213
Molecular Function: transfer/carrier protein