A8654

Sigma-Aldrich

Bovine Serum Albumin

dimer mol wt ~132 kDa

Synonym(s):
Albumin bovine serum, Bovine albumin, BSA
CAS Number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.27

Quality Level

biological source

bovine

form

lyophilized powder

mol wt

dimer ~132 kDa
monomer ~66 kDa
~66 kDa

purified by

cold ethanol fractionation

origin

USA origin

pH

5.2

storage temp.

−20°C

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Application

Marker for non-denaturing PAGE

Biochem/physiol Actions

Certain conformational and primary-sequence epitopes of BSA are suspected allergens in human beef and milk allergies.

Preparation Note

Serum albumin may be referred to as Fraction V. This naming convention is taken from the original Cohn method of fractionating serum proteins using cold ethanol precipitation. Serum albumin was found in the fifth ethanol fraction using Cohn′s method. Since then, the term "Fraction V" has been used by some to describe serum albumin regardless of the method of preparation. Others have used this term to describe serum albumin purified by ethanol fractionation methods that have been highly modified since the original Cohn method was described. Sigma-Aldrich manufactures and distributes serum albumins purified from a variety of primary methods including the true Cohn fractionation method, modified ethanol fractionation methods, heat shock and chromatography. Additional purification steps may include crystallization or charcoal filtration.

Reconstitution

0.9-1.4 mg/mL after reconstitution with 1 mL of water

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RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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