Vanessa J. Wade

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Iron cores from native pea seed (Pisum sativum) ferritin have been analysed by electron microscopy and Mössbauer spectroscopy and shown to be amorphous. This correlates with their relatively high phosphate content (Fe: P = 2.83; 1800 Fe, 640 P atoms/molecule). Reconstituted cores obtained by adding iron (2000 Fe atoms/molecule) in the absence of phosphate(More)
Haemosiderin iron cores isolated from patients with secondary haemochromatosis have a goethite-like (alpha-FeOOH) crystal structure whereas those from patients with primary haemochromatosis are amorphous Fe (III) oxide. Haemosiderin cores isolated from normal human spleen are crystalline ferrihydrite (5Fe2O3.9H2O). The disease-specific structures are(More)
Haemosiderin isolated from different iron-loading syndromes, primary haemochromatosis (PHC) and secondary haemochromatosis (SHC) biochemically exhibited differences in both their iron core and peptide composition. The rate of release of iron from PHC haemosiderin to oxalate was 3-fold greater than that from SHC haemosiderin. The major peptides separated by(More)
The cores of ferritins isolated from different organs of human subjects withβ-thalassemia/hemoglobin E (β-thal/HbE) disease have different size distributions and crystallinities depending on the source organ. These patients have not been treated by hypertransfusion regimen or iron chelation therapy.β-Thal/HbE spleens and livers yield ferritin cores which(More)
The structure and crystal chemical properties of iron cores of reconstituted recombinant human ferritins and their site-directed variants have been studied by transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction. The kinetics of Fe uptake have been compared spectrophotometrically. Recombinant L and H-chain ferritins, and recombinant H-chain variants(More)
Mössbauer spectroscopy has indicated significant differences in the iron-containing cores of various haemosiderins. In the present study, haemosiderin was isolated from a number of animal species including man. In addition, haemosiderin was isolated from patients with primary idiopathic haemochromatosis or with secondary (transfusional) iron-overload. The(More)
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