General

Albumin



Structure of human albumin

What is Albumin

Albumin is a protein of rich biological value that is found in blood plasma. It is synthesized in the liver.

Albumin can also be found in egg and milk.

Main functions of albumin in the human body:

- maintenance of osmotic pressure

- transport of hormones produced by the thyroid

- transport of free fatty acids

- transport of fat soluble hormones

- transport of unconjugated bilirubin

- ph control.