Protein Name transferrin
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 7018
Gene Symbol


UniProt P02787 (TRFE_HUMAN), Q06AH7 (Q06AH7_HUMAN), A0PJA6 (A0PJA6_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 1795
Total Number of Articles : 5972


Gene Summary

This gene encodes a glycoprotein with an approximate molecular weight of 76.5 kDa. It is thought to have been created as a result of an ancient gene duplication event that led to generation of homologous C and N-terminal domains each of which binds one ion of ferric iron. The function of this protein is to transport iron from the intestine, reticuloendothelial system, and liver parenchymal cells to all proliferating cells in the body. This protein may also have a physiologic role as granulocyte/pollen-binding protein (GPBP) involved in the removal of certain organic matter and allergens from serum. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]

  • serotransferrin
  • beta-1 metal-binding globulin
  • epididymis secretory sperm binding protein Li 71p
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