apoferritin
A protein in the intestinal wall that combines with a ferric hydroxide -phosphate compound to form ferritin, the first stage in the absorption of iron.

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ap·o·fer·ri·tin .ap-ə-'fer-ət-ən n a colorless crystalline protein capable of storing iron in bodily cells esp. of the liver by combining with iron to form ferritin

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ap·o·fer·ri·tin (ap″o-ferґĭ-tin) a colorless protein closely related to transferrin, of molecular weight 460,000, produced in the mucosal cells of the small intestine; it binds iron and forms ferritin.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • apoferritin — /ap oh fer i tin/, n. Biochem. a homogeneous protein, found esp. in the intestinal mucosa and the liver, that interacts with a ferric hydroxide ferric phosphate complex to form ferritin. [APO + FERRITIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • apoferritin — noun Ferritin that is not combined with iron …   Wiktionary

  • Apoferritin — A|po|fer|ri|tin [↑ apo (1)]: ↑ Ferritin …   Universal-Lexikon

  • apoferritin — n. type of protein found in the liver …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apoferritin — ap·o·fer·ri·tin …   English syllables

  • apoferritin — |apə| noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary apo + ferritin : a colorless crystalline protein capable of storing iron in the cells of the body compare ferritin * * * /ap oh fer i tin/, n. Biochem. a homogeneous protein, found… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ferritin light chain — Ferritin, light polypeptide, also known as FTL, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: FTL ferritin, light polypeptide| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=2512| accessdate = ] PBB… …   Wikipedia

  • FTH1 — Ferritin, heavy polypeptide 1, also known as FTH1, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: FTH1 ferritin, heavy polypeptide 1| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=2495| accessdate = ] PBB …   Wikipedia

  • Ferritin — Oberflächenmodell des Maus Ferritins (eine einzelne Untereinheit ist violett hervorgehoben) nach PDB  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ferritin — protein Name = ferritin, light polypeptide caption = Structure of the ferritin complex width = 200 HGNCid = 3999 Symbol = FTL AltSymbols = EntrezGene = 2512 OMIM = 134790 RefSeq = NM 000146 UniProt = P02792 PDB = ECnumber = Chromosome = 19 Arm =… …   Wikipedia

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