Ferric Oxyhydroxide Core of Ferritin


Ferritin is an iron-protein complex which plays an important part in the storage of iron. Here an atomic structure is proposed for the iron containing core and its synthesis is discussed.

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HARRISON, P., FISCHBACH, F., HOY, T. et al. Ferric Oxyhydroxide Core of Ferritin. Nature 216, 1188–1190 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1038/2161188a0

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