Martine Ropert

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BACKGROUND Besides transferrin iron, which represents the normal form of circulating iron, non-transferrin bound iron (NTBI) has been identified in the plasma of patients with various pathological conditions in which transferrin saturation is significantly elevated. SCOPE OF THE REVIEW To show that: i) NTBI is present not only during chronic iron overload(More)
Hepcidin, a key regulator of iron metabolism, is synthesized by the liver. Hepcidin binds to the iron exporter ferroportin to regulate the release of iron into plasma from macrophages, hepatocytes, and enterocytes. We analyzed liver samples from patients undergoing hepatic surgery for cancer or receiving liver transplants and analyzed correlations between(More)
Hepcidin and hemojuvelin (HJV) are two critical regulators of iron metabolism as indicated by the development of major iron overload associated to mutations in hepcidin and HJV genes. Hepcidin and HJV are highly expressed in liver and muscles, respectively. Intensive muscular exercise has been reported to modify serum iron parameters and to increase(More)
The aim of this placebo-controlled study was to investigate the effects of oral vitamin E supplementation for 10 weeks on exercise-induced oxidative damage in untrained dogs. Eight dogs were randomly assigned to a supplementation (n=4) or control (n=4) group and underwent two isolated submaximal exercise sessions, 10 weeks apart. Blood was collected during(More)
Aceruloplasminemia is an autosomal recessive disease of iron overload associated with mutation(s) in the ceruloplasmin gene. We report here a new case of aceruloplasminemia in a woman who is a compound heterozygote for two new mutations. Besides this novel genotypic profile, this observation provides new insights on: (i) iron metabolism with normal(More)
BACKGROUND DMT1 is a transmembrane iron transporter involved in iron duodenal absorption and cellular iron uptake. Mutations in the human SLC11A2 gene coding DMT1 lead to microcytic anemia and hepatic iron overload, with unexpectedly low levels of plasma ferritin in the presence of iron stores. DESIGN AND METHODS We report a patient with a similar(More)
OBJECTIVES Patients with type 1 (HFE-related) genetic hemochromatosis are usually excluded from blood donation on the basis that this disease may facilitate bacterial infections. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the serum antibacterial effect against Salmonella enterica Typhimurium LT2 in relation to iron status. METHODS Serum samples were(More)
HFE hemochromatosis is the most frequent genetic iron overload disease. It is linked to the C282Y mutation of the HFE protein, protein encoded by the HFE gene, which is located on chromosome 6. The mechanisms accounting for iron excess are not only digestive hyperabsorption of iron but also excessive recycling of macrophagic iron coming from(More)