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transferrin

 [trans-fer´in]
a glycoprotein that binds and transports iron; most is produced in the liver. A similar compound produced in the intestinal mucosa is apoferritin.
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trans·fer·rin

(trans-fer'in), [MIM*190000]
1. A nonheme β1-globulin of the plasma, capable of associating reversibly with up to 1.25 mcg iron per gram, and acting therefore as an iron-transporting protein.
2. A glycoprotein, found in mammalian milk (lactoferrin) and egg white (conalbumin, ovotransferrin), that binds and transports iron (Fe3+).
[trans- + L. ferrum, iron, + -ia]
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transferrin

(trăns-fĕr′ĭn)
n.
A beta globulin in blood serum that combines with and transports iron.
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transferrin

Siderophilin An 80-90 kD iron-transporting β-globulin that binds up to 2 atoms of Fe(III) with bicarbonate Ref range 2–4 g/L, US: 250-300 mg/dL. See Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

trans·fer·rin

(trans-fer'in)
1. A nonheme β1-globulin of the plasma, capable of associating reversibly with up to 1.25 mcg of iron per gram, and acting therefore as an iron-transporting protein.
2. A glycoprotein, found in mammalian milk (lactoferrin) and egg white (conalbumin, ovotransferrin), that binds and transports iron (Fe3+).
[trans- + L. ferrum, iron, + -ia]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

transferrin

A blood protein (beta globulin) that can combine reversibly with iron and transport it to the cells.

transferrin

An iron-binding protein that carries iron in the blood plasma.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

transferrin

human iron-binding protein found in the BLOOD PLASMA that reduces the availability of iron to a PATHOGEN.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Transferrin

A protein in blood plasma that carries iron derived from food intake to the liver, spleen, and bone marrow.
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