Transferrin human

powder, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture

Siderophilin, partially saturated
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Quality Level

product line







~25 mM


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


endotoxin, tested
hepatitis and HIV antibody, none detected


H2O: 50 mg/mL

shipped in


storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... TF(7018)

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General description

Transferrin is a glycoprotein with a branched carbohydrate chain, having two sites for ferric ion binding in its polypeptide chain.


Transferrin human has been used:
  • to incubate human proximal tubule cells (HKC) - 8 cells along with IgG for the examination of albumin specificity
  • as a supplement in serum-containing/devoid medium for human thyroid cell culture
  • as a target glycoprotein to develop an in-gel hydrazinolysis method

Biochem/physiol Actions

Transferrin mediates iron transportation from plasma to cells. The iron-bound transferrin are of three forms: monoferric A/B transferrin and diferric transferrin. The transferrin binds to specific cell surface receptors and are internalized by endocytosis. Once inside, the iron is released into the cells and the iron-free transferrin, also referred to as apotransferrin, is exocytosed outside the cell without being degraded. Transferrin is known to deliver iron to cells in a physiologically safe and effective form.

Other Notes

Partially iron-saturated

Preparation Note

Heat treated at 60 °C for ten hours.

Analysis Note

Purity by agarose electrophoresis.


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

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  5. What is the carbohydrate content of human transferrin?

    We have found the information on transferrin in a reference book:The Plasma Proteins, F.W. Putnam, ed, volume 2, chapter 4, Table II.According to the table, Transferrin is 6 percent carbohydrate, citing G.A. Jamieson, J. Biol. Chem. 240(7), 2914-2920 (1965).The table also gives information on the percentage of each type of monosaccharide that is present.

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Martijn F Hoes et al.
European journal of heart failure, 20(5), 910-919 (2018-02-28)
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How transferrin and other cell culture components affect the performance of serum-free, protein-free cell culture systems used for biomanufacturing heterologous proteins including monoclonal antibodies. The page introduces the <i>in vitro</i> chemistry and biochemistry of transferrin.
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