Albumin from chicken egg white

lyophilized powder

Albumin from hen egg white, Ovalbumin
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biological source

chicken egg white

Quality Level


Grade VII


≥95% (agarose gel electrophoresis)


lyophilized powder

mol wt

44287 Da by calculation

purified by



bioconjugation: suitable

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.


Gene Information

chicken ... OVAL(396058)

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General description

Chicken egg albumin is the major protein constituent of egg whites. Chicken egg albumin is a phosphorylated-glycoprotein. From the amino acid sequence, the peptide portion of the molecule consists of 385 residues and has a molecular weight of 42.7 kDa.
Ovalbumin, an egg white protein is produced in the oviduct of hen. It has 3 sites of post synthetic modification and an N-terminal acetyl group. This product is free of S-ovalbumin, a heat stable form of egg albumin formed when eggs are stored.


The product is useful as a marker (∼45 kDa) for protein electrophoresis. It has been used to produce an animal model of asthma.
Ovalbumin was used as medium for cell incubation in EliCell assay for the detection of released cytokines from eosinophil.
It was also used in a study testing intestinal macromolecule absorption in fetal pig after infusion of colostrum in utero.
Albumin from chicken egg white has been used:
  • as a component in reaction buffer for in vitro enzymatic assay
  • to simulate dangerous protein toxins
  • as a component in marker solution

A phosphorylated glycoprotein which is useful as a marker (~45 kDa) for protein electrophoresis. Has been used to produce an animal model of asthma.


50, 250 mg in poly bottle
1 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.
Ovalbumin is preferred as a nutrient supplement. It can serve as a drug carrier. It possess tumor necrosis releasing factors, that can play a great role in tumor suppression.


Health hazard

Signal Word


Hazard Statements


Resp. Sens. 1A


11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Egg white proteins and their potential use in food processing or as nutraceutical and pharmaceutical agents?A review
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Poultry Science, 92(12), 3292-3299 (2013)
UAF1 is a subunit of multiple deubiquitinating enzyme complexes
Cohn MA, et al.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284(8), 5343-5351 (2009)
Intestinal permeability in humans is increased after radiation therapy
Nejdfors P, et al.
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 43(11), 1582-1587 (2000)
Multiplexed immunoassay based on micromotors and microscale tags
Vilela D, et al.
Lab on a chip, 14(18), 3505-3509 (2014)
P T Sangild et al.
Pediatric research, 45(4 Pt 1), 595-602 (1999-04-15)
The ability of the fetal pig intestine to absorb large proteins was investigated in utero. Six pregnant sows were anesthetized (Na pentobarbital) at 99-102 d of gestation (term = 115 +/- 2 d), and a catheter was inserted into the...
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