Definition of "transferrin" [transferrin]

  • (noun) A beta globulin in blood serum that combines with and transports iron.

Use "transferrin" in a sentence

  • "At the low endosomal pH, the affinity between iron and transferrin is weakened dramatically."
  • "The other gauges the saturation rate of a protein called transferrin, which binds to iron and shuttles it through the body."
  • "In this animal study, injections of the protein, known as transferrin, also protected against potentially fatal iron overload in mice with thalassemia, a type of inherited anemia that affects millions of people worldwide."

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