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ProportionEdit

Can anyone confirm how much Albumin is in egg_(food). Is it significant, and is it destroyed during digestion?

Egg whites consist almost completely of albumin, and yes, it's digested into amino acids when you eat it. - Nunh-huh 23:04, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Is there any way to increase the bodies albumin levels, either via diet, drugs, and insance (?)

The albumin in egg white (ovalbumin) is an unrelated protein to the serum albumin that is found in the blood-stream. Consumption of egg white will not have any direct effect on the levels of serum albumin (though it will provide a source of amino acids - following digestion - which can be used to synthesise serum albumin). This synthesis occurs in the liver. Scurry 20:22, 15 December 2005 (UTC)aman da aman ne gözel yapmıssınız

Amino Acid SequenceEdit

I'm not sure we need the Amino Acid Sequence in here. Anyone object if I take it out? --Arcadian 20:08, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Since the amino acid sequence differs (a lot) between albumins it would be misleading to have "the amino acid" sequence here. Are there any parts of the aa sequence that are the same in all albumins? probably serum albumins are more similar to each other than lactalbumin and ovalbumins? Benkeboy 13:53, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

On a similar, note, the reference in the opening paragraph to a size of the protein is similarly erroneous, considering how many different albumins are mentioned, as well as that the previous statement is talking about such diverse proteins. What albumin is the length and mass referring to?--128.187.0.164 (talk) 16:47, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Definition of albuminEdit

moved to Talk:Serum albumin. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Habj (talkcontribs) 20:34, 2 May 2006

Stanislaw LemEdit

This famous science fiction author's books often relate albumin to humans, as opposed to the other intelligences, robots. Add a note to the effect if you wish. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 169.229.109.115 (talk) 21:41, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

copper transportEdit

ceruloplasmin suggests that albumin carries 10% of the copper in the blood. worth adding to the list of what it transports. 24.61.13.2 (talk) 18:27, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

MercuryEdit

Isn't this supposed to be an antidote for mercury poisoning, if applied soon enough? Eating raw eggs is supposed to form insoluble mercury albumate which prevents it from being aborbed. Jokem (talk) 23:22, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Albumin as "water soluble" (general definition)Edit

I would say that this is misleading, because there are other proteins that are soluble too - Albumin does not refer to "any" protein that is soluble - only that it does have the attribute of being soluble. Maybe say something like, it makes more water soluble what it is bound to? 129.180.166.53 (talk) 06:21, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Medical uses?Edit

There must be more to it than what is stated in the article. They are administering it to my dad right now as a "fluid shift" and he's not critically ill or burned (he's just recovering from gall bladder surgery). If anyone could expand that section I think it would be useful. Uranographer (talk) 15:33, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Albumin/serum albuminEdit

Quite a bit of this article (serum albumin, medical uses sections) really belongs in the serum albumin article. It contradicts the info at the top of the page which says it's an article about the class of proteins, and not serum albumin. Arripay (talk) 23:30, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

I agree. There is not nearly enough information about seed storage albumins. As it stands, this whole articles could be folded into the serum albumin article. There is not enough content here to justify a separate article. Marchino61 (talk) 05:59, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Assessment commentEdit

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Albumin/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

It mentions, as quoted below, that albumin binds free fatty acids, which it does. However, apoproteins, or apolipoproteins, are in a very different class of proteins, as is transferrin. I feel that the reference to these proteins should be removed as they have no relevance to this article.

"....free fatty acids (apoprotein), calcium, iron (transferrin), and some drugs..."


It also mentions that it binds T4 as well as hormones, this isn't necessary as T4 is a hormone. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.30.158.121 (talk) 16:59, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

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