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New system improves the quality of frozen horse sperm

Cryopreservation is a freezing method of storing spermatozoa to be used for reproduction. Although it is widespread, there is an issue with the ice formation that occurs during the process, which ends up affecting sperm structure ...

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Albumin

Albumin (Latin: albus, white) refers generally to any protein that is water soluble, which is moderately soluble in concentrated salt solutions, and experiences heat denaturation. They are commonly found in blood plasma, and are unique to other plasma proteins in that they are not glycosylated. Substances containing albumin, such as egg white, are called albuminoids.

A number of serum transport proteins are known to be evolutionarily related, including serum albumin, alpha-fetoprotein, vitamin D-binding protein and afamin.

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