apoferritin

[ap-oh-fer-i-tin]
noun Biochemistry.
a homogeneous protein, found especially in the intestinal mucosa and the liver, that interacts with a ferric hydroxide-ferric phosphate complex to form ferritin.

Origin:
apo- + ferritin

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apoferritin ap·o·fer·ri·tin (āp'ə-fěr'ĭ-tĭn)
n.
A protein present in the intestinal mucosa that binds and stores iron by combining with a ferric hydroxide-phosphate compound to form ferritin.

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Light scattering investigations of the protein and virus crystal growth: ferritin, apoferritin and satellite tobacco mosaic virus.
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