[Iron metabolism].

@article{Vaulont2017IronM,
  title={[Iron metabolism].},
  author={Sophie Vaulont},
  journal={Archives de pediatrie : organe officiel de la Societe francaise de pediatrie},
  year={2017},
  volume={24 5S},
  pages={5S32-5S39}
}
Iron is an essential trace element ensuring many functions in the body. However, excess iron can be toxic with deleterious consequences on function and tissue integrity. The understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms allowing iron level to be kept at physiological concentration has greatly progressed in recent years, in particular with the identification of the iron-regulatory hormone, hepcidin and its receptor ferroportin, the sole iron exporter known to date. This discovery has… CONTINUE READING