Paraferritin: a protein complex with ferrireductase activity is associated with iron absorption in rats.

@article{Umbreit1996ParaferritinAP,
  title={Paraferritin: a protein complex with ferrireductase activity is associated with iron absorption in rats.},
  author={Jay N. Umbreit and Marcel E. Conrad and Elizabeth G. Moore and Manisha P. Desai and Julio F. Turrens},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1996},
  volume={35 20},
  pages={6460-9}
}
Recent studies reported that iron salts were absorbed in the duodenum utilizing a pathway involving membrane-associated integrin and a cytosolic protein named mobilferrin. In addition, a large molecular weight cytoplasmic complex was labeled with radioiron during mucosal uptake of iron in the duodenum. The molecular mass of this protein was 520 000 daltons… CONTINUE READING