A duodenal mucosal abnormality in the reduction of Fe(III) in patients with genetic haemochromatosis.

@article{Raja1996ADM,
  title={A duodenal mucosal abnormality in the reduction of Fe(III) in patients with genetic haemochromatosis.},
  author={Kishor B. Raja and David C. Pountney and Adrian B Bomford and Robert T. Przemioslo and Deborah Sherman and Robert J. Simpson and Roger Williams and Timothy J. Peters},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1996},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={765-9}
}
BACKGROUND Previous in vitro studies have shown that the uptake of Fe(III) by freshly isolated duodenal mucosal biopsy specimens is increased in patients with genetic haemochromatosis. Moreover, in the mouse it has recently been found that reduction of Fe(III) to Fe(II) is a prerequisite for iron uptake by the proximal intestine. AIMS/METHODS This study… CONTINUE READING