Summary: A group of iron-binding proteins that tightly bind two ferrate ions along with two carbonate ions. They are found in the bodily fluids of vertebrates where they act as transport and storage molecules for iron.

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  1. Chrobak C, Sidler J, O Meara A, Schaedelin S, Hug B. Iron homeostasis in inflammation: a single centre prospective observational study in medical inpatients. Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14431 pubmed publisher
    ..Further studies are required to assess the pathophysiological and clinical effects of an altered iron metabolism and iron substitution therapies in inflammation. ..
  2. Li L, Zou C, Zhou Z, Yu X. Effects of herbal medicine Sijunzi decoction on rabbits after relieving intestinal obstruction. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2017;50:e6331 pubmed publisher
    ..05). Transferrin level in the treated groups was significantly higher than the obstruction group (P<0.05). Sijunzi decoction can lessen the inflammatory response and improve the nutrition absorption after relieving the obstruction. ..