💊 Chemical information
Ferritin is the major iron storage protein of vertebrates, found mainly in the liver, spleen, intestinal mucosa, and bone marrow and consisting of a soluble protein shell (apoferritin) with a core of crystalline ferric hydroxyphosphate complex. It has been given orally as a source of iron in iron-deficiency anaemias.
Mex.: Ferrivax; Spain: Ferroprotina; Hierco†; Kilor; Profer.
Published December 09, 2018.