Albumin - Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA)
|Albumin, a soluble monomeric protein, comprises about half of serum proteins. Albumin is a carrier for steroids, fatty acids, and thyroid hormones and stabilizes extracellular fluid volume. Albumin is a globular unglycosylated serum protein and is synthesized in the liver as preproalbumin. After a peptide is removed, proalbumin is released from the rough endoplasmic reticulum; it is then cleaved in the Golgi vesicles to produce secreted albumin.|
BSA increases antibody functionality and longevity and serves as both a standard in protein quantitation and a stabilizing component in DNA blunt end and replacement assays.