Identification and characterization of a Tegillarca granosa ferritin regulated by iron ion exposure and thermal stress.

Ferritin, a conserved iron storage protein of most living organisms, plays a crucial role in iron metabolism. In this study, the ferritin gene from Tegillarca granosa (denoted as TgFER) was identified by expressed sequence tag (EST) and PCR approaches. The full-length cDNA of TgFER was of 895bp, consisting of a 5'-UTR of 163 bp with a putative iron… CONTINUE READING