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Albumin from chicken egg white

lyophilized powder, ≥98% (agarose gel electrophoresis)

Albumin from hen egg white, Ovalbumin
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Quality Level

biological source

chicken egg white


Grade V


≥98% (agarose gel electrophoresis)


lyophilized powder

mol wt

44287 Da by calculation

purified by



bioconjugation: suitable


H2O: soluble 40 mg/mL

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.


Gene Information

chicken ... OVAL(396058)

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General description

Chicken egg albumin, or ovalbumin, is the major protein constituent of egg whites. Chicken egg albumin is a phosphorylated glycoprotein. From the amino acid sequence, the peptide portion of ovalbumin consists of 385 residues and has a molecular weight of 42.7 kDa.


Ovalbumin is useful as a marker (∼45 kDa) for protein electrophoresis. Ovalbumin has been used to produce an animal model of asthma. Ovalbumin was used as a medium for cell incubation in EliCell assay for the detection of released cytokines from eosinophils.
Studies to test the effects of localization on DNA immunizations use ovalbumin in antibody assays.
Ovalbumin has been used as an induction agent in model studies of atopic dermatitis.
A phosphorylated glycoprotein which is useful as a marker (~45 kDa) for protein electrophoresis. Has been used to produce an animal model of asthma.


1, 5, 10, 25, 50 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Differential scanning calorimetry indicates that chicken egg albumin denatures at 84 °C. Ovalbumin can be used as a carrier protein to conjugate to synthetic peptides for use as an immunogen.

Physical form

Essentially salt free


Health hazard

Signal Word


Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1A

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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  1. Is Product No. A5503, Albumin from chicken egg white, endotoxin-tested?

    A5503 is not endotoxin-tested. None of the ovalbumins are endotoxin-tested.

  2. What is the solubility of Product No. A5503, Albumin from chicken egg white, in aqueous buffers (e.g. Tris, PBS)?

    We have only tested solubility in water. Salts in buffers may make solubility more difficult.

  3. How is Product No. A5503, Albumin from chicken egg white, analyzed for purity?  

    A5503 is analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis. We have not done SDS-PAGE.

  4. Product No. A5503, Albumin from chicken egg white, is to be stored at 2 - 8°C. Does it ship on ice?

    A5503 does not require shipping on ice.

  5. Is Product No. A5503, Albumin from chicken egg white, suitable for cell culture or injection?

    We do not test any of the ovalbumins in cell culture or in vivo applications. Customers would need to perform suitability testing in their own experiments.

  6. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  7. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

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  9. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

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J S Boyle et al.
International immunology, 9(12), 1897-1906 (1998-02-18)
We examined the role of the cellular localization of antigen on the immune response after DNA immunization of mice with three forms of ovalbumin (OVA). DNA encoding OVA which was secreted (sOVA) generated 10- to 100-fold higher IgG responses with
Ana Raquel Maceiras et al.
Nature communications, 8, 15067-15067 (2017-04-22)
Immunization leads to the formation of germinal centres (GCs) that contain both T follicular helper (Tfh) and T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells. Whether T-cell receptor (TCR) specificity defines the differential functions of Tfh and Tfr cells is unclear. Here we
Joseph Khoory et al.
PloS one, 11(1), e0141206-e0141206 (2016-01-20)
Acute, inflammatory conditions associated with dysregulated complement activation are characterized by significant increases in blood concentration of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and ATP. The mechanisms by which these molecules arise are not fully understood. In this study, using luminometric- and
A differential scanning calorimetric study of conversion of ovalbumin to S-ovalbumin in eggs.
J W Donovan et al.
Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 27(2), 197-204 (1976-02-01)
A D Nisbet et al.
European journal of biochemistry, 115(2), 335-345 (1981-04-01)
The complete amino acid sequence of hen ovalbumin, comprising 385 residues, has been determined. The sequence was deduced from the 17 cyanogen bromide fragments and from peptides derived by digestion with a number of proteolytic enzymes. The molecular weight of

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