ATW0086 Aptamer to Human Serum Albumin (HSA) Protein
Human serum albumin is the most abundant protein in human blood plasma. It is produced in the liver. Albumin constitutes about half of the blood serum protein. It is soluble and monomeric. Albumin transports hormones, fatty acids, and other compounds, buffers pH, and maintains osmotic pressure, among other functions.
This aptamer was selected by scientists at Base Pair Biotechnologies using proprietary methods, library, and HSA protein, [Sigma Cat# A9511] as a target
This aptamer was selected with Base Pair's proprietary "Alpha" chemistry. This chemistry utilizes non-natural, modified DNA bases to give increased hydrophobicity and thereby better aptamer binding to the target.