Ferritin is one of the major non-haem iron storage proteins in animals, plants, and microorganisms . It consists of a mineral core of hydrated ferric oxide, and a multi-subunit protein shell that encloses the former and assures its solubility in an aqueous environment. The main structural domain of ferritin is also found in other ferritin-like proteins such as members of the DNA protection during starvation (DPS) family and bacterioferritins.
Der f 30 from the house dust mite Dermatophagoides farinae was identified as IgE binding ferritin by 2-dimensional immunoblotting .
Family-defining Pfam domains (at least one of these domains is present in each family member):
|Pfam domain||Pfam clan|
|PF00210||Ferritin-like domain||CL0044||Ferritin-like Superfamily|
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