A role for ferritin in hematopoiesis and the immune system.

  title={A role for ferritin in hematopoiesis and the immune system.},
  author={K. Morikawa and F. Oseko and S. Morikawa},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  volume={18 5-6},
  • K. Morikawa, F. Oseko, S. Morikawa
  • Published 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Leukemia & lymphoma
  • Elevated serum ferritin levels have been reported in a number of pathological states. These observations indicate that cells of the immune system can participate in the prevention of potential tissue toxicity from iron accumulation, and iron and iron-binding protein have important effects on immune systems. Ferritin is generally regarded as an intracellular iron storage protein. However, small amounts of ferritin circulate in the serum of normal individuals, and the physiological role of serum… CONTINUE READING
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