Published in Blood Weekly, May 21st, 2009
"Recent findings Hepcidin acts as a repressor of iron absorption and its expression in turn reflects a range of systemic cues, including iron status, hypoxia, erythropoiesis and inflammation. These act through proteins on the hepatocyte plasma membrane such as HFE, hemojuvelin and transferrin receptor 2 to alter transcription of the hepcidin gene. Bone morphogenetic protein-SMAD...
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