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Name: Serum Albumin
Name (isomeric): DB00096
Drug Type: biotech
Description: A major protein in the BLOOD. It is important in maintaining the colloidal osmotic pressure and transporting large organic molecules.
Serum albumin precursor
Brand: Optison, Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres
Category: Serum substitutes
CAS number: 9048-49-1
Indication: For treatment of severe blood loss, hypervolemia, hypoproteinemia.
Pharmacology: Serum albumin is a soluble, monomeric protein necessary for maintaining and regulating the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. It is used to increase the circulating plasma volume, thereby reducing hemoconcentration and blood viscosity. Also used as a transport protein that binds naturally occurring, therapeutic and toxic materials in circulation.
Mechanism of Action: Serum albumin acts as a high molecular weight, very soluble osmolyte. Serum albumin also acts as a protein drug carrier in plasma, and transports hemin, steroids, thyroid hormones and fatty acids. It binds many other substances, such as unconjugated bilirubin, calcium ions, and other fat soluble hormones.
Affected organisms: Humans and other mammals