siderophilin


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siderophilin

(ˌsɪdəˈrɒfəlɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) another name for transferrin
[from sidero- + -phil(e) + -in]
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Noun1.siderophilin - a globulin in blood plasma that carries iron
globulin - a family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed
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Transferrin is a member of the family which includes blood serotransferrin (or siderophilin, usually simply called transferrin), lactotransferrin (lactoferrin), milk transferrin, egg white ovotransferrin (conalbumin), and membrane-associated melanotransferrin [3, 4].
Microbial strains that use siderophilin binding often have a very narrow host range (7).
However, not every pathogen that uses siderophilin binding has a narrow host [ILLEGIBLE TEXT] For example, Staphylococcus aureus can be virulent for a variety of mammalian species.