Invertebrate Ferritin: Occurrence in Mollusca

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Science  04 Oct 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3588, pp. 63-64
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3588.63


Ferritin, in both crystalline and paracrystalline forms, occurs in the columnar epithelial cells of the dorsal wall of the radula of the marine chiton Cryptochiton stelleri, order, Polyplacophora. The ferritin occurs in association with the magnetite of the radular teeth. It has been isolated and crystallized in the presence of cadmium sulfate.