The iron redox and hydrolysis chemistry of the ferritins.

  title={The iron redox and hydrolysis chemistry of the ferritins.},
  author={Fadi Bou-Abdallah},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1800 8},
BACKGROUND Ferritins are ubiquitous and well-characterized iron storage and detoxification proteins. In bacteria and plants, ferritins are homopolymers composed of H-type subunits, while in vertebrates, they typically consist of 24 similar subunits of two types, H and L. The H-subunit is responsible for the rapid oxidation of Fe(II) to Fe(III) at a dinuclear center, whereas the L-subunit appears to help iron clearance from the ferroxidase center of the H-subunit and support iron nucleation and… CONTINUE READING
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