Our Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) contains 583 amino acid residues derived from the prototypical bovine serum albumin sequence. Suitable for use as a biochemical, excipient (an inert substance used as a diluent or vehicle for a protein), in cell culture media and chromatographic applications.
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. 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.
Greater than 97.0%.
Lyophilized (freeze-dried) yellowish powder.
Shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store the product at the temperature recommended below.
Lyophilized BSA, although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored 2-8°C. Upon reconstitution, BSA should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C. Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
This product is intended for Laboratory Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. This product may not be used as a pharmaceutical or veterinary drug, agricultural product, or food additive.
Albumin, ALB, BSA