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Ferritins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Ferritins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.157.427.249
D12.776.556.579.249
Unique ID
D005293
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005293
Scope Note
Iron-containing proteins that are widely distributed in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Their major function is to store IRON in a nontoxic bioavailable form. Each ferritin molecule consists of ferric iron in a hollow protein shell (APOFERRITINS) made of 24 subunits of various sequences depending on the species and tissue types.
Entry Term(s)
Basic Isoferritin
Ferritin
Isoferritin
Isoferritin, Basic
Registry Number
9007-73-2
CAS Type 1 Name
Ferritins
NLM Classification #
QV 183
Public MeSH Note
2007; see FERRITIN 1966-2006; ISOFERRITIN was indexed under FERRITIN 1972-2006
History Note
2007 (1966); for ISOFERRITIN use FERRITIN (NM) 1972-2006
Date Established
2007/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/07
Ferritins Preferred
Isoferritin Narrower
Basic Isoferritin Narrower
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