Albumin from human serum

lyophilized powder, ≥97% (agarose gel electrophoresis)

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biological source



≥97% (agarose gel electrophoresis)


lyophilized powder

mol wt

monomer calculated mol wt 66478 Da


ELISA: suitable
tissue culture: suitable
western blot: suitable


HIV I and HIVII, HCV and HBsAg, tested negative


H2O: soluble 50 mg/mL

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... ALB(213)

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General description

Albumin is the most copious protein in blood plasma. Liver produces human albumin.
Human albumin possess a molecular weight of 67 kDa.


Albumin-bound fluorescence was used in serum of patients with chronic renal failure.
Albumin from human serum has been used:
  • to standardize the column for molecular-exclusion chromatography
  • to prepare the tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)-poly ethylene glycol (PEG8)-serum albumin (SA) particles
  • to analyze its modifications after oxidation using a Fenton system


100, 500 mg in poly bottle
1, 5, 10, 25 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Serum albumin functions as a carrier protein for steroids, fatty acids, and thyroid hormones, and is vital in regulating the colloidal osmotic pressures of blood. Albumin is also seen to bind to exogenous substances, particularly drugs (e.g., ibuprofen, warfarin), and strongly influence their pharmacokinetics. Oxidative stress leading to changes in the redox state of albumin has widely varied effects on its physiological function.
Albumin turnover is seen in infants with iron deficiency anemia. Serum albumin is a reliable prognostic indicator in liver disease. Oxidative modification of albumin is seen in advanced liver disease.

Preparation Note

Prepared using method IV of Cohn, E.J., et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 69, 1753 (1947).

Other Notes

View more information on human serum albumin.

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
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  5. Can Product A9511, Human serum albumin (HSA), be used for cell culture applications?

    Although A9511 is not sterile or endotoxin tested, it can probably still be used in cell culture. Filtering a solution of HSA through a 0.45 micron filter, then a 0.2 micron filter would provide a solution that is sterile, and likely suitable for cells. A5843 is an HSA product that has been endotoxin tested.

  6. What are the impurities for Product A9511, Human serum albumin (HSA)?

    The impurities present are alpha-globulin and beta-globulin.

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Effects of Fenton Reaction on Human Serum Albumin: An In Vitro Study
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Fibrillation and Polymorphism of Human Serum Albumin
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