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Receptors, Transferrin

Membrane glycoproteins found in high concentrations on iron-utilizing cells. They specifically bind iron-bearing transferrin, are endocytosed with its ligand and then returned to the cell surface where transferrin without its iron is released.

Year introduced: 1987

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.157.905.500, D12.776.543.750.800

MeSH Unique ID: D011990

Entry Terms:

  • Transferrin Receptor
  • Receptor, Transferrin
  • Transferrin Receptors

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