InterPro : IPR001519

Name  Ferritin Short Name  Ferritin
Type  Family Description  Ferritin is one of the major non-haem iron storage proteins in animals, plants, and microorganisms [, ]. It consists of a mineral core of hydrated ferric oxide, and a multi-subunit protein shell which encloses the former and assures its solubility in an aqueous environment.In animals the protein is mainly cytoplasmic and there are generally two or more genes that encode closely related subunits (in mammals there are two subunits which are known as H(eavy) and L(ight)). In plants ferritin is found in the chloroplast [].

Sequence Features

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1 Contains

Id Name Short Name Type
IPR014034 Ferritin, conserved site Ferritin_CS Conserved_site

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3 Publications

First Author Title Year Journal Volume Pages
Crichton RR Iron transport and storage. 1987 Eur J Biochem 164 485-506
Theil EC Ferritin: structure, gene regulation, and cellular function in animals, plants, and microorganisms. 1987 Annu Rev Biochem 56 289-315
Ragland M Evidence for conservation of ferritin sequences among plants and animals and for a transit peptide in soybean. 1990 J Biol Chem 265 18339-44

To cite PlanMine, please refer to the following publication:

Rozanski, A., Moon, H., Brandl, H., Martín-Durán, J. M., Grohme, M., Hüttner, K., Bartscherer, K., Henry, I., & Rink, J. C.
PlanMine 3.0—improvements to a mineable resource of flatworm biology and biodiversity
Nucleic Acids Research, gky1070. doi:10.1093/nar/gky1070 (2018)