apo-Transferrin human

≥95% protein basis (biuret)

Human transferrin, Siderophilin
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Quality Level

biological source



≥95% protein basis (biuret)
≥98% (agarose gel electrophoresis)



mol wt

76-81 kDa


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


H2O: 50 mg/mL

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... TF(7018)

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Apo-transferrin has been shown to strongly inhibit bacterial adhesion to biomaterials including polystyrene, polymethylmethacrylate, and silicone. Inhibition was seen at twenty micrograms/ml in culture medium.


100, 500 mg in poly bottle
1, 5 g in poly bottle

Other Notes

Non-heme iron-transport protein.


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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  5. What is the carbohydrate content of human transferrin?

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