iron metabolism


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iron metabolism

[′ī·ərn mə′tab·ə‚liz·əm]
(biochemistry)
The chemical and physiological processes involved in absorption of iron from the intestine and in its role in erythrocytes.
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Antihepcidin antibody treatment modulates iron metabolism and is effective in a mouse model of inflammation induced anemia.
Idiopathic hemochromatosis, an iron storage disease: A, iron metabolism in hemochromatosis.
Iron metabolism, sideroblastic anemia and iron overload.
Evidence for a link between iron metabolism an Nrampl gene function in innate resistance against Mycobacterium avium.
Hemochromatosis is an uncommon disease of iron metabolism that often manifests in middle age as a slowly progressive and symmetric arthropathy.
Duodenal ascorbate levels are changed in mice with altered iron metabolism.
Pigeons were chosen because they normally have higher hepatic iron concentrations than chickens because of differences in iron metabolism.
Erythroblast iron metabolism in sideroblastic and sideropenic states.
The reticulo-endothelial system has evoked sophisticated strategies to control iron metabolism in general and especially the handling of the metal within immune cells.
Higher brain iron levels are associated with male gender and presence of highly prevalent allelic variants in genes encoding for iron metabolism proteins (hemochromatosis H63D (HFE H63D) and transferrin C2 (TfC2)).
Assessment of the iron status in inflammatory bowel disease is difficult, as the inflammatory processes influence parameters of iron metabolism.