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transferrin

transferrin A plasma protein (a β-globulin) that can bind to iron and transport it to the liver for storage (see ferritin) or to the cells of bone marrow, where it is used for the formation of haemoglobin. One transferrin molecule can bind to two iron ions.

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transferrin

transferrin (siderophilin) (trans-fer-in) n. a glycoprotein, found in the blood plasma, that acts as a carrier for iron in the bloodstream.

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transferrin

transferrin See iron transport.

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