Serotransferrin (transferrin) is an abundant blood plasma glycoprotein which is made in the liver. Its main function is to bind and transport iron throughout the body. Its iron binding capacity also yields anti-microbial properties by keeping required iron stores unavailable to pathogens. Increases in transferrin levels are seen in conjunction with low iron levels and iron deficiency anemia. Decreased transferrin levels can be found during infection, inflammation, low nutritional status, liver diseases, cancer, and other chronic disease states.
Swiss-Prot Accession Number: P02787
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