Ferritin

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Description

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

  • Richard C. Wolbers, Nanette T. Sterman, Chris Stavroudis, Notes for Workshop on New Methods in the Cleaning of Paintings, J.Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 1990
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4083