InterPro : IPR014034

Name  Ferritin, conserved site Short Name  Ferritin_CS
Type  Conserved_site Description  Ferritin is one of the major non-heme iron storage proteins in animals, plants and microorganisms [, ]. It consistsof a mineral core of hydrated ferric oxide, and a multi-subunit protein shellwhich encloses the former and assures its solubility in an aqueousenvironment.In animals, the protein is mainly cytoplasmic and there are generally two ormore genes that encode closely related subunits (in mammals there are twosubunits which are known as H(eavy) and L(ight)). In plants ferritin is foundin the chloroplast [].This entry represents the central region of this protein.

Sequence Features

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InterPro protein domain ID --> Contigs



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5 Found In

Id Name Short Name Type
IPR009078 Ferritin-like superfamily Ferritin-like_SF Domain
IPR001519 Ferritin Ferritin Family
IPR008331 Ferritin/DPS protein domain Ferritin_DPS_dom Domain
IPR012347 Ferritin-related Ferritin-rel Domain
IPR009040 Ferritin- like diiron domain Ferritin-like_diiron Domain

0 Parent Features

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

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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)