Agent Name

Transferrin

CAS Number

11096-37-0

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Transferrin, human serum, reconstituted; Transferrins; [ChemIDplus] apo-Transferrin; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Proteins

Description

Light red crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Transferrins are iron-binding blood plasma glycoproteins that control the level of free iron in biological fluids." [Wikipedia] "Serum beta-globulin that binds and transports iron." [Dorland, 28th ed] "1. A nonheme -globulin of the plasma, capable of associating reversibly with up to 1.25 mcg iron per gram, and acting therefore as an iron-transporting protein. 2. A glycoprotein, found in mammalian milk (lactoferrin) and egg white (conalbumin, ovotransferrin), that binds and transports iron (Fe3+)." [mediLexicon]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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