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The Pivotal Role Of Ferritin In Cellular Iron Homeostasis

E. Mattia, J. van Renswoude
Published 1988 · Chemistry, Medicine

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Iron delivered by transferrin to the interior of the cell is in part utilized in biosynthetic processes and in part incorporated into ferritin, the major iron storage protein. The intracellular ferritin concentration is directly correlated to and determined by the extent of iron supply to the cell. Intracellular partitioning of iron to ferritin is suggested as forming the basis of cellular iron homeostasis.
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