Ovohemerythrin, a major 14-kDa yolk protein distinct from vitellogenin in leech.

@article{Baert1992OvohemerythrinAM,
  title={Ovohemerythrin, a major 14-kDa yolk protein distinct from vitellogenin in leech.},
  author={J l Baert and M Britel and P. Sauti{\`e}re and Jean Malecha},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  year={1992},
  volume={209 2},
  pages={563-9}
}
A 14-kDa protein was identified as a major component of mature oocytes of the leech Theromyzon tessulatum. This protein was, like vitellin, detected in the content of yolk granules and was purified by gel-permeation and ion-exchange chromatography. The yolk protein corresponded to an iron-binding protein which exists in a monomeric unglycosylated form and had no similarities to vitellin. However, a strong resemblance between this protein and sipunculid hemerythrin, a non-heme iron-binding… CONTINUE READING

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