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Substance Name: Ferritin
RN: 9007-73-2


  • Iron-containing proteins that are widely distributed in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Their major function is to store IRON in a nontoxic bioavailable form. Each ferritin molecule consists of ferric iron in a hollow protein shell (APOFERRITINS) made of 24 subunits of various sequences depending on the species and tissue types.
  • TSCA Definition 2018: A major iron storage protein found in the spleen, liver and intestinal mucosa of vertebrates. It consists of a protein shell surrounding a crystalline, hydrated iron oxide-phosphate core.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Codes

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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Ferritin

MeSH Heading

  • Ferritins


  • EINECS 232-704-0
  • Ferritin
  • Ferritins

Systematic Names

  • Ferritin
  • Ferritins

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9007-73-2

System Generated Number

  • 0009007732