An amber-color crystalline protein found in the liver and spleen that stores iron for use in the body's metabolism. The protein forms a complex with ferric hydroxide and ferric phosphate that can hold upto 4500 iron ions.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Epadorin; Ferrofolin; Ferrol; Gerrosprint Ferrostar; Sanifer; Sideros; Unifer
Sources Checked for Data in Record
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