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Ferritin plays an important role in all living organisms, keeping the iron in the form of accessible and harmless. Its synthesis is tightly regulated both at the transcriptional and translational, and its expression is influenced by many factors. Maintaining the proper level of this protein is essential for the functioning of the body and is a kind of indicator of health. The authors, discussing the results of studies in recent years on the variability of the composition of the subunits of the protein in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Still's disease onset in adulthood, and the biosynthesis of disorders in patients with hereditary syndrome associated with cataract and cancer hyperferrytynemią correspond to the question of whether there is a simple relationship between the state of health and ferritin content in the body and whether a change in the composition of the protein subunits or their modifications may indicate a specific disease entity.
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