Absorption of Hemoglobin Iron : The Role of Xanthine Oxidase in the Intestinal Heme-Splitting Reaction

  • Published 2005


H EME, A CONSTITUENT OF HEMOGLOBIN AND MYOGLOBIN is a major source of dietary iron in this country. Recent investigations have shown that the iron is not released from heme in the intestinal lumen, but the heme complex is taken up intact by the intestinal epithelial cel1. 4 Subsequently in the plasma, the iron appears bound to transferrin. Weintraub and co… (More)

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