is it alkaline or acidic?
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what pH do plasma proteins work best at? watch
- Thread Starter
- 19-01-2015 17:44
- 21-01-2015 01:23
There are many plasma proteins ranging from clotting factors to regulatory proteins, however, the most abundant are albumins and globulins. These plasma proteins are, as described in their term, transported within the blood plasma and operate most effectively under these conditions. So to answer your question we must consider the pH of blood?
Like many processes in the body, blood pH is strictly regulated by homeostatic mechanisms to remain within a narrow pH range of 7.35 - 7.45, and it is at this pH that plasma proteins function most effectively. Since this pH range makes blood slightly basic (alkaline), the answer to your question is alkaline (slightly).
I hope this helps.
Source: A-level Biology and Biomedical Science Graduate.