Abstract

An average of 140 Fe2+ ions bind to mammalian ferritin that has an average core content of 1876 Fe3+ ions per molecule. The Fe2+ ions enter the protein interior and exchange electrons with the core Fe3+ ions. A non-homogeneous model for the iron-containing core of ferritin is proposed.

Disciplines

Physics

 

URL: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/phy_fac/143