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The Chemical Nature of Fetal Albumin

  • Rolf Brodersen
  • Christian Jacobsen
  • Henning Iversen
  • Frank Lundquist

Abstract

Several observers have reported that serum albumin from the human fetus and newborn infants has a decreased capability for binding bilirubin and certain drugs, when compared with serum albumin from healthy adults,1 (and references therein). Decreased binding is also seen in pregnant women.2 The chemical nature of the binding defect has remained unknown.

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Human Serum Albumin Cord Serum Neonatal Jaundice Diaminodiphenyl Sulfone Seal Glass Tube 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf Brodersen
    • 1
  • Christian Jacobsen
    • 1
  • Henning Iversen
    • 2
  • Frank Lundquist
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Medical BiochemistryUniversity of AarhusAarhus CDenmark
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen NDenmark

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