albumin Serum albumin, the main protein of plasma, has a good binding capacity for water, Ca(2+), Na(+), K(+), fatty acids, hormones, bilirubin and drugs. Its main function is the regulation of the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. Major zinc transporter in plasma, typically binds about 80% of all plasma zinc. Belongs to the ALB/AFP/VDB family. Plasma. 3 alternatively spliced human isoforms have been reported. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Carrier; Secreted; Secreted, signal peptide
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 5 E1|5 44.7 cM
Cellular Component:  basement membrane; cytoplasm; endoplasmic reticulum; extracellular exosome; extracellular region; extracellular space; Golgi apparatus; protein-containing complex
Molecular Function:  chaperone binding; DNA binding; drug binding; enterobactin binding; enzyme binding; fatty acid binding; identical protein binding; lipid binding; metal ion binding; pyridoxal phosphate binding; toxic substance binding; zinc ion binding
Biological Process:  cellular response to starvation; maintenance of mitochondrion location; negative regulation of apoptotic process; negative regulation of protein oligomerization; positive regulation of circadian sleep/wake cycle, non-REM sleep
Reference #:  P07724 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: Alb; Alb-1; Alb1; ALBU; albumin; albumin 1; BCL002; Serum albumin
Gene Symbols: Alb
Molecular weight: 68,693 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 5.75  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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Cross-references to other databases:  STRING  |  Reactome  |  BioGPS  |  Pfam  |  Phospho.ELM  |  NetworKIN  |  UniProtKB  |  Entrez-Gene  |  Ensembl Gene