noun Etymology: trans- + Latin ferrum iron Date: 1947 a beta globulin in blood plasma capable of combining with ferric ions and transporting iron in the body

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  • Transferrin — is a blood plasma protein for iron ion delivery. Transferrin is a glycoprotein, which binds iron very tightly but reversibly. Although iron bound to transferrin is less than 0.1% (4 mg) of the total body iron, dynamically it is the most important …   Wikipedia

  • transferrin — transferrin. См. трансферрин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • transferrin — [trans fer′in] n. [< TRANS + L ferrum, iron (see FERRO ) + IN1] an iron binding, crystalline globulin in blood plasma, that is important as an iron carrier …   English World dictionary

  • Transferrin — Serotransferrin Vorhandene Strukturdaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Transferrin — A plasma protein that transports iron through the blood to the liver, spleen and bone marrow. The blood transferrin level is tested for diverse reasons: to determine the cause of anemia, to examine iron metabolism (for example, in iron deficiency …   Medical dictionary

  • transferrin — The iron storage protein (80 kD) found in mammalian serum; a b globulin. Binds ferric iron with a Kass of around 21 at pH 7.4, 18.1 at pH 6.6. An important constituent of growth media. Transferrin receptors on the cell surface bind transferrin as …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • transferrin — /trans fer in/, n. Biochem. a plasma glycoprotein that transports dietary iron to the liver, spleen, and bone marrow. [1947; TRANS + L ferr(um) iron + IN2] * * * ▪ chemical compound also called  Siderophilin,         protein (beta1 globulin) in… …   Universalium

  • Transferrin — Trans|fer|rin [↑ trans (2), ↑ Ferri u. ↑ in (3)], das; s, e; Syn.: Serum Transferrin, Siderophilin: ein rotes Nichthäm Eisen Protein (MG 79 600) aus 679 Aminosäuren, ca. 6 % Kohlenhydraten (Glykoprotein) u. 2 Fe(III) Ionen. Im Organismus fungiert …   Universal-Lexikon

  • transferrin — transferinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Kraujo plazmos glikoproteinas, pernešantis Fe³⁺. atitikmenys: angl. transferrin rus. трансферрин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • transferrin — noun a glycoprotein, a beta globulin, in blood serum that combines with, and transports iron …   Wiktionary

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