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Descriptor English: Prealbumin
Descriptor Spanish: Prealbúmina
Descriptor Portuguese: Pré-Albumina
Descriptor French: Préalbumine
Entry term(s): Proalbumin
Transthyretin
Tree number(s): D12.776.034.841.450
D12.776.124.727.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011228
Scope note: A tetrameric protein, molecular weight between 50,000 and 70,000, consisting of 4 equal chains, and migrating on electrophoresis in 3 fractions more mobile than serum albumin. Its concentration ranges from 7 to 33 per cent in the serum, but levels decrease in liver disease.
Annotation: /biosyn /drug eff /physiol permitted
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Protein Precursors (1973-1974)
Serum Albumin (1972-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 84; was see under SERUM ALBUMIN 1975-83
History Note: 84(75); was see under SERUM ALBUMIN 1975-83
DeCS ID: 22260
Unique ID: D011228
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Date Established: 1984/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/19
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Prealbumin - Preferred
Concept UI M0017446
Scope note A tetrameric protein, molecular weight between 50,000 and 70,000, consisting of 4 equal chains, and migrating on electrophoresis in 3 fractions more mobile than serum albumin. Its concentration ranges from 7 to 33 per cent in the serum, but levels decrease in liver disease.
Preferred term Prealbumin
Entry term(s) Proalbumin
Transthyretin



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