Novel findings on iron metabolism

Authors: M. Šimek
Authors‘ workplace: Hematologicko-transfuziologické oddelenie Fakultnej nemocnice, Nitra, Slovenská republika, přednosta prim. MUDr. E. Kružliaková
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2005; 51(3): 345-353
Category: Reviews


The article comprehensively summarises novel findings on iron metabolism. Iron resorption by the cell, by the erythrocytes and circulation in the body with further utilisation for the body needs is reviewed step by step. For proper understanding to iron metabolism disorders it is important to understand not only to individual processes in iron processing but also to their regulatory mechanisms that effectively keep iron homeostasis in the body.

Key words:
metabolism – iron – transferrin receptor


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