Serum albumin, a globular unglycosylated protein of 65 kDa, is the main protein of plasma, has a good binding capacity for water, fatty acids, hormones, bilirubin and drugs. Its main function is the regulation of the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. 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 give the secreted albumin.
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Protein Aliases: Albumin; albumin 1; serum albumin
Gene Aliases: Alb; Alb-1; Alb1
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P07724
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 11657
Molecular Function: transfer/carrier protein