Catalysis of iron core formation in Pyrococcus furiosus ferritin

  title={Catalysis of iron core formation in Pyrococcus furiosus ferritin},
  author={Kourosh Honarmand Ebrahimi and Peter-Leon Hagedoorn and Jaap A. Jongejan and Wilfred R. Hagen},
  journal={Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry},
  pages={1265 - 1274}
The hollow sphere-shaped 24-meric ferritin can store large amounts of iron as a ferrihydrite-like mineral core. In all subunits of homomeric ferritins and in catalytically active subunits of heteromeric ferritins a diiron binding site is found that is commonly addressed as the ferroxidase center (FC). The FC is involved in the catalytic Fe(II) oxidation by… CONTINUE READING