When a protein can exist as a complex between polypeptide and a second moiety of non-polypeptide nature, the term apo-protein is sometimes used to refer to the molecule divested of the latter. For example, ferritin lacking its ferric hydroxide core may be referred to as apoferritin.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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