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Bovine Serum Albumin solution

30% in DPBS, sterile-filtered, BioXtra, suitable for cell culture

BSA solution, Albumin solution from bovine serum
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biological source




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in phosphate buffer (DPBS)


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


endotoxin, tested



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General description

BSA is a single polypeptide chain consisting of about 583 amino acid residues and no carbohydrates. At pH 5-7 it contains 17 intrachain disulfide bridges and 1 sulfhydryl group.


BSA 30% solution is a convenient form for direct supplementation of serum-free media. Bovine serum albumin is broadly used as an additive to cell culture media, especially serum-free media. It provides a range of benefits including protection from oxidative damage and stabilization of other media components such as fatty acids and pyridoxal.

Preparation Note

Prepared from A9647 in DPBS (D5652).

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Paul W Kriebel et al.
The Journal of cell biology, 217(8), 2891-2910 (2018-06-10)
Chemotactic signals are relayed to neighboring cells through the secretion of additional chemoattractants. We previously showed in Dictyostelium discoideum that the adenylyl cyclase A, which synthesizes the chemoattractant cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), is present in the intraluminal vesicles of multivesicular...
Yasuhiro Kawai et al.
PloS one, 13(5), e0196655-e0196655 (2018-05-26)
Serum albumin is the major intravascular antioxidant. Though oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathophysiology of Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), the association between serum albumin and the progression of IgAN is not entirely understood. This retrospective cohort study...
J A A Pires et al.
Journal of dairy science, 102(6), 5347-5360 (2019-03-25)
The objective was to assess effects of experimentally induced undernutrition on responses to an intramammary lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge in early-lactation cows. Starting at 24 ± 3 d in milk, multiparous Holstein cows either received a ration containing 48% straw for...
Brett S Peterson et al.
Cell reports, 24(1), 209-223 (2018-07-05)
SIRT3 is a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+)-dependent mitochondrial protein deacetylase purported to influence metabolism through post-translational modification of metabolic enzymes. Fuel-stimulated insulin secretion, which involves mitochondrial metabolism, could be susceptible to SIRT3-mediated effects. We used CRISPR/Cas9 technology to manipulate SIRT3 expression in...
Ada Ee Der Teo et al.
Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979), 69(6), 1207-1216 (2017-04-19)
Primary aldosteronism is a common cause of hypertension, which becomes refractory if undiagnosed, but potentially curable when caused by an aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA). The discovery of somatic mutations and differences in clinical presentations led to recognition of small but common...


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