On the magnetic ordering of the iron storage proteins in tissues

Olga Mykhaylyk, Gyula Török, Olexandr Dudchenko, Oksana Stavinska, Nataly Dudchenko, Fritz Steinberg

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Small angle neutron scattering data are indicative of ferritin aggregation in tissues (Rg of ca. 21-25 nm) in contrast to the isolated purified ferritin protein (Rg of ca. 5 nm). Dependence of the shape and position of the ferritin electron spin resonance spectra in tissues upon sample orientation relative steady state magnetic field points to the magnetic susceptibility anisotropy of ferritin aggregates. The magnetic ordering of ferritin results in dramatic increase in magnetic susceptibility of the ferritin iron in tissues compared to the crude and purified ferritin extracts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2422-2423
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberIII
Publication statusPublished - May 2004



  • ESR spectroscopy
  • Ferritin iron
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • Ordering in tissues
  • Placenta tissue
  • Small angle neutron scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Mykhaylyk, O., Török, G., Dudchenko, O., Stavinska, O., Dudchenko, N., & Steinberg, F. (2004). On the magnetic ordering of the iron storage proteins in tissues. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 272-276(III), 2422-2423. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2003.12.472