This product is preservative free. It is recommended to add sodium azide to avoid contamination (final concentration 0.05%-0.1%).
This antibody has specificity for Human Transferrin/Serotransferrin/TF.
Transferrins (Tf) are an approximately 80kDa blood plasma glycoprotein synthesized by the liver. They are iron binding transport proteins which can bind two Fe(3+) ions in association with the binding of an anion, usually bicarbonate. It is responsible for the transport of iron from sites of absorption and heme degradation to those of storage and utilization. Transferrin is the primary blood iron transport protein and under normal conditions; approximately one-third of total blood transferrin contains bound iron. Measurement of blood transferrin levels can be used as an indicator for blood iron-carrying capacity and abnormalities of iron metabolism such as anaemia, iron overload and haemochromatosis.Serum transferrin may also have a further role in stimulating cell proliferation.
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Protein Aliases: Beta-1 metal-binding globulin; DKFZp781D0156; epididymis secretory sperm binding protein Li 71p; Serotransferrin; Siderophilin; transferin; Transferrin
Gene Aliases: HEL-S-71p; PRO1400; PRO1557; PRO2086; TF; TFQTL1
UniProt ID: (Human) P02787
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 7018
Molecular Function: transfer/carrier protein