transferrin

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Related to Apotransferrin: ferritin, hemosiderin, apoferritin
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Synonyms for transferrin

a globulin in blood plasma that carries iron

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Reduction of circulating redox-active iron by apotransferrin protects against renal ischemia-reperfusion injury.
From there, iron is absorbed into the blood by apotransferrin, which becomes transferrin as it binds two ferrous ions.
The ferric iron then binds to apotransferrin (the iron-free form of transferrin) in the plasma to form Fe(III)-transferrin (TF) complex, which is the major type of iron present in blood.
Four transferrin glycoforms can be distinguished with respect to iron content: apotransferrin, N-terminal and C-terminal monoferric transferrins, and diferric transferrin.
The patients were enrolled in clinical studies for chelation of NTBI by an investigational apotransferrin product.