Medical Definition of Egg albumin
A major protein constituent of egg white. A phosphoprotein of 386 amino acids (44 kD) with one N linked oligosaccharide chain. Synthesis is stimulated by oestrogen.
The gene, of which there is only one in the chicken genome, has eight exons and is of 7.8 kbase, it was one of the first genes to be studied in this sort of detail.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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