Blood Transfusion Supplement 4 - Plasma-derived medicinal products: demand and clinical use (off subscription) (September)
Clinical use of albumin
Authors:  Paolo Caraceni, Manuel Tufoni, Maria Elena Bonavita
Pages:  18-25
To cite this article:  Blood Transfus 2013; 11 Suppl 4: s18-25
Doi:  10.2450/2013.005s
Published online:  08/10/2013

Human albumin (HA) is the most abundant circulating protein in the plasma of healthy individuals (3.5-5 g/dL) since it represents approximately 50% of the total protein content. HA is a small globular protein (molecular weight: 66.5 kDa), consisting of a single chain of 585 amino acids organised in three repeated homologue domains (sites I, II, and III), each of which comprises two separate sub-domains (A and B). (...)
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