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Ferritin is a globular protein found mainly in the liver; when not combined with iron it is called apoferritin. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Ferritin (Wikipedia)

An iron-containing protein complex that is formed by a combination of ferric iron with the protein apoferritin . Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Ferritin is the major iron storage protein in mammals, and is located primarily in the liver, spleen and bone marrow. Serum ferritin concentrations correlate well with total body iron stores in normal subjects and in patients with iron deficiency or transfusional iron overloads. The measurement of serum ferritin is now considered to be an accurate, quantitative, and convenient method of assessing total body iron stores. Low serum ferritin is diagnostic for iron deficiency anemia, and elevated serum ferritin occurs in the thalassemia but can also occur in other acute and chronic conditions such as hepatic disease, respiratory infections and certain types of malignancy. Source: Regenstrief Institute

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 铁蛋白
Synonyms: 铁朊
fr-CA French (Canada) Ferritine
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Ferritiin
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Ferritina
it-IT Italian (Italy) Ferritina
el-GR Greek (Greece) Φερριτίνη
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Ferritin
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Ферритин
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) ferritine
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