Agent Name

Avidin

CAS Number

1405-69-2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Avidins; Glycoproteins, avidins; [ChemIDplus] Avidin, from egg white; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Proteins

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"A specific protein in egg albumin that interacts with biotin to render it unavailable to mammals, thereby producing biotin deficiency." [ChemIDplus] "A protein found in white of egg that inactivates biotin by combining with it." [Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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