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Albumin in Medicine

Pathological and Clinical Applications

  • Masaki Otagiri
  • Victor Tuan Giam Chuang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ulrich Kragh-Hansen
    Pages 1-24
  3. Keishi Yamasaki, Makoto Anraku
    Pages 25-49
  4. Hiroshi Watanabe, Toru Maruyama
    Pages 51-69
  5. Toru Maruyama, Victor Tuan Giam Chuang, Masaki Otagiri
    Pages 71-89
  6. Yasunori Iwao
    Pages 91-100
  7. Alex Jackson, Jason W. Castle, Adrian Smith, Christina K. Kalli
    Pages 121-145
  8. Jeannette Nilsen, Kine Marita Knudsen Sand, Malin Bern, Peng Lei, Inger Sandlie, Jan Terje Andersen
    Pages 179-208
  9. Victor Tuan Giam Chuang, Toru Maruyama, Masaki Otagiri
    Pages 209-225
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 227-277

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive overview of medical and pharmaceutical applications of human serum albumin (HSA), with updates on structural aspects of albumin from the perspectives of X-ray crystallography and NMR, endogenous and exogenous ligand binding of albumin in various pathological conditions, and genetic variants and their phenotypes. Rapid progress and development of its applications have resulted in outstanding results for which albumin has clearly been proven to be a robust biomaterial. Contributions from leading international experts in this field show how HSA is applied to diagnosis, therapy, drugs, and treatment, with a comprehensive introduction of HSA. This volume will appeal to scientists in pharmaceutical and medical research including pharmaceutical chemists, pharmacokineticists, toxicologists, and biochemists not only in academia but also in industry. Readers can effectively acquire the most recent knowledge of applications of HSA and its impact on human health in a single volume.


Serum albumin Ligand binding Genetic variants Drug delivery systems Pathological conditions Disease treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Masaki Otagiri
    • 1
  • Victor Tuan Giam Chuang
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesSojo UniversityKumamotoJapan
  2. 2.School ofPharmacy,Fac of Health SciencesCurtin University School ofPharmacy,Fac of Health SciencesPerth, WAAustralia

About the editors

Masaki Otagiri, Ph.D.
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sojo University, Japan

Victor Tuan Giam Chuang
School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Australia

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