Transferrins are eukaryotic iron-binding glycoproteins with the ability to bind ferric iron with high affinity in the cleft of each of two homologous lobes. They control the level of free iron in biological fluids [PMID: 3032619]. Members of the family include blood serotransferrin (siderophilin), milk lactotransferrin (lactoferrin), egg white ovotransferrin (conalbumin) and membrane-associated melanotransferrin. The iron-deficient transferrins inhibit the growth of certain bacteria and fungi by making iron unavailable for bacterial metabolism [PMID: 6452038].
Sequences retrieved from pattern (1)
CAMPTraP W-Q-x(0,1)-R-x(0,1)-M-[KR]-K-[LV]  
  UniProt Name
  P24627 Lactotransferrin precursor
  C7DZZ8 Lactoferrin
  Q9TUM0 Lactotransferrin
  B2CS80, A3QPC0 Lactoferrin
  A3QPC1 Lactoferrin
Sequences retrieved from HMM ( 1 )
  GI UniProt Name
  418131 P24627 Lactotransferrin precursor
  159163667 P02788 Human lactoferricin, HLP2
  P02788 Human lactoferricin
  Q9TUM0 Lactotransferrin
  85700158 P02788 Lactotransferrin-H, HLP1

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