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The transferrin concentration was measured, and the percentage of transferrin saturation (TS) was calculated as previously described (2).
The growth of bloodstream form (BF) trypanosomes is dependent on the receptor-mediated uptake of host macromolecules such as transferrin and low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
They discovered that these transferrin levels were related to detectable differences in both the brain's macro-structure and micro-structure when the adolescents reached young adulthood.
Traditionally, iron studies include serum iron, ferritin, transferrin and percentage saturation.
Transferrin receptor (TfR) is a glycoprotein found in animals, which mediates the entry of ferric transferrin from the extracellular compartment into the cells (1).
Chang, Pirollo, and their coworkers attached to liposomes an antibody fragment that's similar to transferrin, a molecule that normally carries iron into cells.
In homozygous patients, elevated fasting transferrin saturation levels were found in 19 of 23 men and 11 of 23 women.
Screening tests for hemochromatosis include measurement of serum iron, total iron-binding capacity (TIBC), and transferrin saturation.