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Introduction: Ferritin

Description of Ferritin

Ferritin: iron containing protein complex that is formed by a combination of ferric iron with the protein apoferritin; one of the chief forms in which iron is stored in the body.
Source: CRISP

Ferritin: Iron-containing proteins that are widely distributed in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Their major function is to store IRON in a nontoxic bioavailable form. Each ferritin molecule consists of ferric iron in a hollow protein shell (APOFERRITINS) made of 24 subunits of various sequences depending on the species and tissue types.
Source: MeSH 2007

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