Protein Name albumin
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 213
Gene Symbol


UniProt P02768 (ALBU_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 5631
Total Number of Articles : 9229


Gene Summary

This gene encodes the most abundant protein in human blood. This protein functions in the regulation of blood plasma colloid osmotic pressure and acts as a carrier protein for a wide range of endogenous molecules including hormones, fatty acids, and metabolites, as well as exogenous drugs. Additionally, this protein exhibits an esterase-like activity with broad substrate specificity. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate the mature protein. A peptide derived from this protein, EPI-X4, is an endogenous inhibitor of the CXCR4 chemokine receptor. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]

  • albumin
  • serum albumin
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