Family of non-haem iron chelating proteins (about 80 kD) found in vertebrates. Examples are lactoferrin and transferrin.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • siderophilins — Nonheme, iron binding proteins; there are three central classes of s.: transferrin (1) (in vertebrate blood), lactoferrin (in mammalian milk and other secretions), and conalbumin or ovotransferrin (avian blood and avian egg white) …   Medical dictionary

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