Transferrin Gold NanoUrchin Conjugates

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Transferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein found in the blood plasma of vertebrates. It is a key component in iron transport and metabolism throughout an organism.

Cytodiagnostics Transferrin conjugated gold NanoUrchins utilize holo-transferrin, which is the iron-saturated form, meaning that they can be readily taken up by cells through endocytosis.

This allows for easier visualization of cellular uptake of iron using dark field microscopy, and electron microscopy.