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A9647 Sigma-Aldrich

Bovine Serum Albumin

heat shock fraction, pH 7, ≥98%

Synonym: Albumin bovine serum, BSA, Bovine albumin

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Description

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

10, 50, 100, 500 g in poly bottle

Preparation Note

Prepared using heat shock fractionation

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.

Application

• Bovine Serum Albumin has been used as a supplement in the medium prepared for culturing of oligodendrocytes.
• It has been used for the dilution of primary antibody solution in immunohistochemistry procedure.
• It has been used as a standard in the Bradford method of protein quantification.
• It has been used in the blocking and permeabilization buffer during immunofluorescence studies.

Biochem/physiol Actions

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

General description

Bovine serum albumin is a model protein in various studies and is made up of 583 amino acids. It is a water-soluble protein with a molecular weight of 66.4kDa. Six α-helices form three homologous domains of BSA. Depending on pH, it undergoes reversible conformational isomerization. The native structure of the protein becomes reactive and flexible on heating.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
What is the molecular weight of Product A9647, Albumin from bovine serum?
The molecular weight of BSA is 66,430.
How can the concentration of a solution ofProduct A9647, Albumin from bovine serum, be quantified?
The concentration of a solution of BSA can be measured by using the extinction coefficient (E1%) of 6.67. The 1% refers to a solution that is 1% weight-to-volume (i.e., 10 mg/mL).
What is the pH of a solution of Product A9647, Albumin from bovine serum?
The pH of a 1% solution is approximately 7.0, according to the product specifications.
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