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afamin

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A protein (α-albumin, 599 aa) of the albumin family (the others being albumin, alpha-fetoprotein, and vitamin D-binding protein (Gc protein), present in small amounts in plasma (30 μg/mL).

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albumen

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A major phosphoprotein (386 aa) of the white of avian eggs. Compare albumin.

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albuminoid

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1 of, or relating to, an albumin.

2 an alternative name for scleroprotein.

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analbuminemia

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or (esp. Brit.)

an autosomal recessive condition in which plasma albumin is missing, or present in very small amounts, and accompanied by compensatory...

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coagulation

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n. the process by which a colloidal liquid changes to a jelly-like mass. See blood coagulation.

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egg

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The reproductive structure of certain animals, e.g. reptiles, birds, and insects, consisting of an ovum together with nutritive and protective tissues, and from which, when fertilized, a...

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emulsifying agent

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any amphiphile or surfactant, such as a phospholipid or a soap, small quantities of which promote the formation of, and stabilize, an emulsion.

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enamel organ

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A mass of soft pulpy tissue that develops on the surface of a dental papilla. It consists of a mesh of fibres, fluid albumin, and ameloblasts, which deposit a layer of protective enamel on...

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FABP

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abbr. for fatty acid binding protein; albumin is the major FABP of plasma, while a 40 kDa plasma membrane FABP of liver appears to be involved in uptake of oleate ...

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Gc protein

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A plasma protein (group-specific component, vitamin D-binding protein, 474 aa) of the albumin family, also found in cerebrospinal fluid and urine and on the surface of many cell types It is...

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