A review of albumin binding in CKD.

@article{Meijers2008ARO,
  title={A review of albumin binding in CKD.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Meijers and Bert R M Bammens and Kristin Verbeke and P Evenepoel},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={839-50}
}
Hypoalbuminemia is associated with excess mortality in patients with kidney disease. Albumin is an important oxidant scavenger and an abundant carrier protein for numerous endogenous and exogenous compounds. Several specific binding sites for anionic, neutral, and cationic ligands were described. Overall, the extent of binding depends on the ligand and albumin concentration, albumin-binding affinity, and presence of competing ligands. Chronic kidney disease affects all these determinants. This… CONTINUE READING
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