Mar 1, 1976

Immunological detection of isoferritins in normal human serum and tissue

Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
L V McKeeringL W Powell


A method is described which permits the detection of isoferritins in normal human serum and tissues. The technique makes use of 125I-labelled monospecific anti-human-liver-ferritin antibody to demonstrate the isoferritins after isoelectric focussing of the purified ferritin in polyacrylamide gels. The organ-specific variation in tissue isoferritin profile previously reported in normal subjects has been confirmed by this technique using only 50 ng of each ferritin sample. Serum ferritin from normal healthy subjects was also shown to exhibit a microheterogeneity on isoelectric focussing; six clearly defined isoferritin peaks were detected in the pH range of 5.04 to 5.62. This isoferritin profile of normal serum contained isoferritins over the whole range of the various tissue isoferritins suggesting that a number of organs may contribute to the normal serum ferritin pool.

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Polyacrylamide Gels
Tissue Specificity
Isoelectric Focusing
Serum Ferritin Measurement
Iodine Radioisotopes

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