What is the major component in serum

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What is the major component in serum

Post by vidwai » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:52 am

Except of water, albumin and immunoglobulin, what is other major component in serum? Thanks

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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:20 am

Hormones, nutrients, globulin and other binding proteins ;)
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Post by sachin » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:35 pm

Antigen, Antibody.......
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Post by Dr.Stein » Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:14 am

Immunoglobulin = antibody ;)
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Post by sachin » Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:58 am

Dr.Stein wrote:Immunoglobulin = antibody ;)


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Post by vidwai » Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:28 am

Thanks
But this is not the answer that my supervisor want.
I already told her these are the major component in the serum. But the answer she given to me was phospholipid (or fat). Besides, she asked me what what is the different between serum and plasma.

Actually, im doing some research on serum, trying to find biomarker in serum for those cancer patients. Therefore, there are many things that i need to consider before i can start my work.

Besides, i have a question here. Why most of the researcher prefer using serum as a source to find cancer biomarker rather than using plasma? PLs help me, if not, sure i wil be suspended. Thanks

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Post by victor » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:04 am

immunoglobulin is just one type of globulin. There are other globulin such as alpha- and beta- globulins, while antibody (immunoglobulin) is a gamma-globulin.

Plasma = serum + fibrinogen
I think that researchers prefer serum than plasma is that because fibrinogen here is not much used for this thing called "crab marking" :D
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