Biomineralization of iron: Isolation of ferritin from the hemolymph of the limpet Patella vulgata
Webb, J., Mann, S., Bannister, J.V. and Williams, R.J.P. (1986) Biomineralization of iron: Isolation of ferritin from the hemolymph of the limpet Patella vulgata. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 124 (1). pp. 37-40.
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Ferritin has been isolated from the hemolymph of the limpet Patella vulgata. The protein was homogeneous by electrophoretic criteria and appeared under the electron microscope as a central electron dense core surrounded by a polypeptide shell. The iron content of the protein was 22.5%, present in the central core which had a median diameter of 70–75 Å and was poorly crystalline. The polypeptide shell consisted of a single subunit of apparent Mr 25 000.
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