Characterization of heme binding to recombinant α1-microglobulin.

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Alpha-1-microglobulin (A1M), a small lipocalin protein found in plasma and tissues, has been identified as a heme and radical scavenger that may participate in the mitigation of toxicities caused by degradation of hemoglobin. The objective of this work was to investigate heme interactions with A1M in vitro using various analytical techniques and to optimize analytical methodology suitable for rapid evaluation of the ligand binding properties of recombinant A1M versions.


  • Elena Karnaukhova
  • Sigurbjörg Rutardottir
  • Mohsen Rajabi
  • Lena Wester Rosenlöf
  • Abdu I Alayash
  • Bo Åkerström
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  • Infectious Medicine
Original languageEnglish
Article number465
JournalFrontiers in Physiology
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Infection Medicine (BMC) (013024020), Medical Inflammation Research (013212019)

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