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Bovine Serum Albumin

cold ethanol fraction, pH 5.2, ≥96%

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

Quality Level

biological source

bovine

assay

≥96%

form

lyophilized powder

mol wt

~66 kDa

purified by

cold ethanol fractionation

origin

USA origin

technique(s)

ELISA: suitable
blood typing: suitable
microbiological culture: suitable

loss

≤5%

pH

5.2

solubility

water: soluble (40 mg/ml)

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.

2-8°C

Gene Information

bovine ... ALB(280717)

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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.

Application

  • Bovine Serum Albumin has been used in solution prepared for the isolation of heart mitochondria.
  • It has been used in the cytotoxicity assay buffer.
  • It has been used for the induction of protein overload nephropathy in rats.

Packaging

10, 50, 100, 500 g in poly bottle
1, 5 kg in poly drum

Biochem/physiol Actions

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

Preparation Note

Often referred to as Cohn fraction V; this product is prepared by a modified method of the Cohn cold ethanol fractionation method.
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.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Articles

Albumin in Cell Culture

This page segues to comprehensive insights on how serum albumin and other important cell culture components affect the performance of serum-free cell culture systems used for biomanufacturing heterologous proteins including monoclonal antibodies. The page introduces the in vitro chemistry and biochemistry of albumin. These insights may also be applied to ex vivo and tissue engineering applications.

Protocols

Enzymatic Assay of Nuclease S1

Enzymatic Assay of Nuclease S1

Enzymatic Assay of L-Lactic Dehydrogenase (EC 1.1.1.27)

This procedure applies to all products from heart muscle that have a specification for L-Lactic Dehydrogenase activity.

Enzymatic Assay of β-Glucuronidase (EC 3.2.1.31) from E. coli

Objective: To standardize a procedure for the enzymatic assay of β-Glucuronidase.

Enzymatic Assay of Lipase Type XIII from Pseudomonas sp. Using a Coupled Enzyme System of Glycerol Kinase and Glycerophosphate Oxidase (EC 3.1.1.3)

Enzymatic assay of lipase type XIII from Pseudomonas sp. using a coupled enzyme system of glycerol kinase and glycerophosphate oxidase (EC 3.1.1.3)

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