Iron core mineralisation in prokaryotic ferritins

Nick E. Le Brun, Allister Crow, Michael E. P. Murphy, A. Grant Mauk, Geoffrey R. Moore

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The prokaryotic ferritins exhibit a wide variation in mechanisms of iron core mineralisation. The basis of these differences lies, at least in part, in structural differences at and around the catalytic centre. However, it appears that more subtle differences must also be important in controlling the iron chemistry of these remarkable proteins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-744
Number of pages13
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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