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The protein components of ferritins. Apoferritins are shell-like structures containing nanocavities and ferroxidase activities. Apoferritin shells are composed of 24 subunits, heteropolymers in vertebrates and homopolymers in bacteria. In vertebrates, there are two types of subunits, light chain and heavy chain. The heavy chain contains the ferroxidase activity.

Year introduced: 2007 (1975)

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.070.345, D12.776.157.427.249.290, D12.776.556.579.249.290

MeSH Unique ID: D001052

Registry Number: 9013-31-4

Entry Terms:

  • Apoferritin
  • Ferritin Light Chain
  • Light Chain, Ferritin
  • L-Ferritin
  • L Ferritin
  • Ferritin L Subunit
  • L Subunit, Ferritin
  • Ferritin Heavy Chain
  • Heavy Chain, Ferritin
  • H Ferritin
  • Ferritin, H
  • Ferritin H Subunit
  • H Subunit, Ferritin
  • H-Ferritin

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