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    Fluorescent microscopy of kidney tissue
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    Fluorescent microscopy of kidney tissue


    Serum albumin (SA) is the most abundant protein in the blood plasma of mammals. SA has a characteristic heart-shape structure and is a highly versatile protein. It helps maintain normal water levels in our tissues and carries almost half of all calcium ions in human blood. SA also transports some hormones, nutrients and metals throughout the bloodstream. Despite being very similar to our own SA, those from other animals can cause some mild allergies in people. Therefore, some scientists study SAs from humans and other mammals to learn more about what subtle structural or other differences cause immune responses in the body.

    Related to entries 3725 and 3675.
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    Internal NoteDescription modeled on that of similar image at https://www.sciencephoto.com/media/310668/view
    SourceTom Deerinck , National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
    Credit LineTom Deerinck and Mark Ellisman, NCMIR
    InvestigatorMark Ellisman, NCMIR
    Record TypePhotograph
    Topic Area(s);#Cells;#
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