Role of H and L subunits in mouse ferritin.

  title={Role of H and L subunits in mouse ferritin.},
  author={P J Rucker and Frank M. Torti and Suzy V. Torti},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  volume={271 52},
Ferritin is an iron-binding protein composed of two subunits, H and L. Twenty-four of these subunits assemble to form apoferritins whose subunit composition varies in a characteristic way in different tissues. Using recombinant proteins, we have assessed the role of H and L subunits in mouse ferritin function and compared these to human ferritin subunits. We report that mouse ferritin subunits exhibit considerable functional similarity to their human counterparts, including a prominent role of… CONTINUE READING