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Human Microglial Cells Synthesize Albumin in Brain

  • Sung-Min Ahn equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sung-Min Ahn, Kyunghee Byun

    Affiliation: Center for Genomics and Proteomics, Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea

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  • Kyunghee Byun equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sung-Min Ahn, Kyunghee Byun

    Affiliation: Center for Genomics and Proteomics, Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea

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  • Kun Cho,

    Affiliation: Mass Spectrometry Analysis Group, Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea

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  • Jin Young Kim,

    Affiliation: Mass Spectrometry Analysis Group, Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea

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  • Jong Shin Yoo,

    Affiliation: Mass Spectrometry Analysis Group, Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea

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  • Deokhoon Kim,

    Affiliations: Mass Spectrometry Analysis Group, Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea, Center for Genomics and Proteomics, Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea

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  • Sun Ha Paek,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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  • Seung U. Kim,

    Affiliations: Gachon Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Richard J. Simpson mail,

    Richard.simpson@ludwig.edu.au (RJS); bhlee@gachon.ac.kr (BL)

    Affiliation: Joint ProteomicS Laboratory, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research & the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

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  • Bonghee Lee mail

    Richard.simpson@ludwig.edu.au (RJS); bhlee@gachon.ac.kr (BL)

    Affiliation: Center for Genomics and Proteomics, Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea

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  • Published: July 30, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002829

About the Authors

Sung-Min Ahn, Kyunghee Byun, Deokhoon Kim, Bonghee Lee
Center for Genomics and Proteomics, Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea
Kun Cho, Jin Young Kim, Jong Shin Yoo, Deokhoon Kim
Mass Spectrometry Analysis Group, Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea
Sun Ha Paek
Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Seung U. Kim
Gachon Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea
Richard J. Simpson
Joint ProteomicS Laboratory, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research & the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
Seung U. Kim
Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SMA RJS BL. Performed the experiments: SMA KB KC JYK DK. Analyzed the data: SMA KB KC JYK JSY DK RJS BL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SHP SUK. Wrote the paper: SMA RJS BL.