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  1. bacterioferritinnoun

    An oligomeric protein, similar to ferritin, found in various bacteria


  1. Bacterioferritin

    Bacterioferritin is an oligomeric protein containing both a binuclear iron centre and haem b. The tertiary and quaternary structure of Bfr is very similar to that of ferritin. The physiological functions of BFR, which may be other than just iron uptake, are not clear. Bfr forms a roughly spherical, hollow shell from 24 identical subunits, incorporating 12 haem groups. Iron is stored as a hydrated ferric oxide mineral in its central cavity. The overall complex has cubic symmetry. Each subunit includes a binuclear metalbinding site linking together the four major helices of the subunit, which has been identified as the ferroxidase active site. Bfr from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, unlike other Bfrs, is found to contain two subunit types, which differ considerably in their amino acid sequences. A similar hetero-assembly is seen in the ferritins of higher eukaryotes. Bfr from Escherichia coli which naturally shows structural instability and an incomplete self-assembly behavior by populating two oligomerization states has been used as a model for studies on the self-assembly of minimal protein nano-cages. PDB 1bfrPDB 1bcf

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bacterioferritin in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bacterioferritin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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