Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A beta globulin in blood serum that combines with and transports iron.

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  • noun biochemistry a glycoprotein, a beta globulin, in blood serum that combines with, and transports iron

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  • noun a globulin in blood plasma that carries iron

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[trans– + ferr(o)– + –in.]

Examples

  • At the low endosomal pH, the affinity between iron and transferrin is weakened dramatically.

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  • The other gauges the saturation rate of a protein called transferrin, which binds to iron and shuttles it through the body.

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  • In this animal study, injections of the protein, known as transferrin, also protected against potentially fatal iron overload in mice with thalassemia, a type of inherited anemia that affects millions of people worldwide.

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  • In this animal study, injections of the protein, known as transferrin, also protected against potentially fatal iron overload in mice with thalassemia, a type of inherited anemia that affects millions of people worldwide.

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  • (C) After treatment with 200 U/ml IFNγ for 24 hours, MEFs were incubated with Alexa-Fluor-546-labelled transferrin for 5 minutes (a-c) or pulsed with labelled transferrin for 10 minutes, then chased for 30 minutes (d-f).

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  • In this animal study, injections of the protein, known as transferrin, also protected against potentially fatal iron overload in mice with thalassemia, a type of inherited anemia that affects millions of people worldwide.

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  • In this animal study, injections of the protein, known as transferrin, also protected against potentially fatal iron overload in mice with thalassemia, a type of inherited anemia that affects millions of people worldwide.

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  • In this animal study, injections of the protein, known as transferrin, also protected against potentially fatal iron overload in mice with thalassemia, a type of inherited anemia that affects millions of people worldwide.

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  • Native endogenous Irgm1 is scarcely if at all detectable on early and recycling endosomes defined by early and late uptake of fluorochrome-labelled transferrin (

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  • He or she should check your iron level with a transferrin saturation test or a ferritin test.

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