InterPro : IPR008331

Name  Ferritin/DPS protein domain Short Name  Ferritin_DPS_dom
Type  Domain 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 that 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 [].This entry represents the main structural domain of ferritin. The domain is also found in other ferritin-like proteins such as members of the DNA protection during starvation (DPS) family []and bacterioferritins [].

Sequence Features

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InterPro protein domain ID --> Contigs



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3 Contains

Id Name Short Name Type
IPR012347 Ferritin-related Ferritin-rel Domain
IPR009040 Ferritin- like diiron domain Ferritin-like_diiron Domain
IPR014034 Ferritin, conserved site Ferritin_CS Conserved_site

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4 Publications

First Author Title Year Journal Volume Pages
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
Zeth K Iron-oxo clusters biomineralizing on protein surfaces: structural analysis of Halobacterium salinarum DpsA in its low- and high-iron states. 2004 Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101 13780-5
Chiancone E Iron and proteins for iron storage and detoxification. 2004 Biometals 17 197-202
Willies SC The binding of haem and zinc in the 1.9 A X-ray structure of Escherichia coli bacterioferritin. 2009 J Biol Inorg Chem 14 201-7

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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)