Protein Name transferrin
Organism Mus musculus
Gene ID 22041
Gene Symbol


UniProt Q921I1 (TRFE_MOUSE)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 408
Total Number of Articles : 623


Gene Summary

Predicted to enable iron chaperone activity; iron ion binding activity; and transferrin receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including ERK1 and ERK2 cascade; osteoclast differentiation; and positive regulation of bone resorption. Acts upstream of or within SMAD protein signal transduction; iron ion transport; and response to bacterium. Located in clathrin-coated pit and cytoplasmic vesicle. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; liver; placenta; white fat; and yolk sac. Used to study atransferrinemia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in anemia; atransferrinemia; glucose metabolism disease (multiple); iron deficiency anemia; and restless legs syndrome. Orthologous to human TF (transferrin). [provided by Alliance of Genome Resources, Apr 2022]

  • serotransferrin
  • beta-1 metal-binding globulin
  • hypotransferrinemia with hemochromatosis
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