Iron core mineralisation in prokaryotic ferritins.


BACKGROUND To satisfy their requirement for iron while at the same time countering the toxicity of this highly reactive metal ion, prokaryotes have evolved proteins belonging to two distinct sub-families of the ferritin family: the bacterioferritins (BFRs) and the bacterial ferritins (Ftns). Recently, Ftn homologues have also been identified and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2010.04.002