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Serum Protein Assay Methods

There are many widely used techniques for fractionating the serum proteins. “Salting out” by differential chemical solubility yields rough separation into albumin and globulin. Cohn devised a more complicated chemical fractionation method by which certain parts of the protein spectrum may be separated from one another in a large-scale industrial-type procedure. Albumin is most often […]

Serum Proteins

Serum protein is composed of albumin and globulin, either nonbound or acting as carrier proteins. The word “globulin” is an old chemical fractionation term that refers to the non-albumin portion of serum protein; it was subsequently found that this portion includes a heterologous group of proteins such as glycoproteins, lipoproteins, and immunoglobulins. Most globulin molecules […]