Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Transferrin

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4909-1

This term describes an iron-binding protein being located in the blood plasma of hosts regulating the level of free iron. This protein is endocytosed by Trypanosoma brucei and other species via transferring receptors in the flagellar pocket.

Keywords

Blood Plasma Free Iron Trypanosoma Brucei Flagellar Pocket 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany