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ALB  -  albumin

Gallus gallus

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  • Interestingly at later developmental stages, the expression pattern of Id3 is complementary to that of Albumin, a marker of mature hepatocytes [1].
  • Hence, FIB, ALB, and CK19 expression can be used to trace hepatic induction, maturation, and bile duct differentiation, respectively [2].
  • 1. Albumin mRNA is first detectable in vascular yolk sac on the third day of egg incubation, increases to peak level on day 14 and declines to zero by day 19 [3].


  1. Id3 is important for proliferation and differentiation of the hepatoblasts during the chick liver development. Nakayama, M., Matsumoto, K., Tatsumi, N., Yanai, M., Yokouchi, Y. Mech. Dev. (2006) [Pubmed]
  2. Analysis of gene expression patterns in the developing chick liver. Yanai, M., Tatsumi, N., Endo, F., Yokouchi, Y. Dev. Dyn. (2005) [Pubmed]
  3. Expression of the albumin gene in the yolk sac and liver during chick embryogenesis. Dimattia, G.E., Lazier, C.B. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., B (1993) [Pubmed]
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