Evolution of duplications in the transferrin family of proteins.

@article{Lambert2005EvolutionOD,
  title={Evolution of duplications in the transferrin family of proteins.},
  author={Lisa Ann Lambert and Holly Perri and Timothy J. Meehan},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={11-25}
}
The transferrin family is a group of proteins, defined by conserved amino acid motifs and putative function, found in both vertebrates and invertebrates. Included in this group are molecules known to bind iron, including serum transferrin, ovotransferrin, lactotransferrin, and melanotransferrin (MTF). Additional members of this family include inhibitor of carbonic anhydrase (ICA; mammals), major yolk protein (sea urchins), saxiphilin (frog), pacifastin (crayfish), and TTF-1 (algae). Most family… CONTINUE READING