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trænsˈfɛr ɪntrans·fer·rin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transferrin, beta globulin, siderophilinnoun

    a globulin in blood plasma that carries iron


  1. transferrinnoun

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


  1. Transferrin

    Transferrins are iron-binding blood plasma glycoproteins that control the level of free iron in biological fluids. Human transferrin is encoded by the TF gene. Transferrin glycoproteins bind iron very tightly, but reversibly. Although iron bound to transferrin is less than 0.1% of the total body iron, it is the most important iron pool, with the highest rate of turnover. Transferrin has a molecular weight of around 80 KDa and contains two specific high-affinity Fe binding sites. The affinity of transferrin for Fe is extremely high but decreases progressively with decreasing pH below neutrality. When not bound to iron, it is known as "apotransferrin".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Transferrin

    Serum beta-globulin that binds and transports iron. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transferrin in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transferrin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    • A. scrutiny
    • B. confectionery
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