Select the right albumin for your application with the Albumin Selection Guide
BSA has various uses in molecular biology, notably as an inert protein component to function as a stabilizer for proteins and enzymes of principal activity in solution. In such applications, BSA thus works, for example, to reduce risk of adhesion of the enzyme or other protein of interest to the reaction tube surface/wall or to the pipette surface. Thus during reactions, molecular biology grade BSA allows the enzyme or protein of interest to function properly, with minimal risk to the integrity of the protein or enzyme of interest.
25, 100 mg in glass bottle
Certain conformational and primary-sequence epitopes of BSA are suspected allergens in human beef and milk allergies.
Features and Benefits
This BSA product for molecular biology is tested for the following properties:
* Alkaline Phosphatase-free
* DNase-free / Exonuclease-free
* Nickase-free / Endonuclease-free
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.