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Apoferritins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Apoferritins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.070.345
D12.776.157.427.249.290
D12.776.556.579.249.290
Unique ID
D001052
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001052
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Apoferritin
Ferritin H Subunit
Ferritin Heavy Chain
Ferritin L Subunit
Ferritin Light Chain
H Ferritin
H-Ferritin
L-Ferritin
Registry Number
9013-31-4
Related Numbers
EC 1.16.3.1
CAS Type 1 Name
Ferritins, apo-
Public MeSH Note
2007; see APOFERRITIN 1991-2006, see FERRITIN 1975-1990; H-FERRITIN was indexed under FERRITIN 1972-2006; L-FERRITIN was indexed under FERRITIN 1996-2006
History Note
2007 (1975); for H-FERRITIN use FERRITIN (NM) 1972-2006; for L-FERRITIN use FERRITIN (NM) 1996-2006
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Apoferritins Preferred
Ferritin Light Chain Narrower
Ferritin Heavy Chain Narrower
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