Measurement of interaction behavior of six biologically important noble metal ions with the iron(III) binding protein, apo-transferrin, using mobility-shift affinity electrophoresis.

Transferrin is iron (III)-binding protein that transports Fe (III) ion to cells in different parts of the body. At saturation level 70% of transferrin remains free from iron (apo-transferrin), suggesting a broader scope of binding capabilities with non-iron (III) metal ions. Our previous work demonstrated that transferrin can effectively coordinate with… CONTINUE READING