Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006880 - intracellular sequestering of iron ion

Synonyms: intracellular iron ion retention, intracellular iron ion sequestering, intracellular iron ion sequestration, intracellular iron ion storage, intracellular retention of iron ion, intracellular sequestration of iron ion, intracellular storage of iron ion

Definition: The process of binding or confining iron ions in an intracellular area such that they are separated from other components of a biological system.

Parent Classes:
GO:0051651 - maintenance of location in cell,
GO:0097577 - sequestering of iron ion

Part Of:
GO:0006879 - cellular iron ion homeostasis

Term Members:
bacterioferritin monomer (bfr),
ferritin iron storage protein (ftnA)

Unification Links: GO:0006880

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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