Cellular iron transport.

  title={Cellular iron transport.},
  author={Michael D. Garrick and Laura M. Garrick},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1790 5},
Iron has a split personality as an essential nutrient that also has the potential to generate reactive oxygen species. We discuss how different cell types within specific tissues manage this schizophrenia. The emphasis in enterocytes is on regulating the body's supply of iron by regulating transport into the blood stream. In developing red blood cells, adaptations in transport manage the body's highest flux of iron. Hepatocytes buffer the body's stock of iron. Macrophage recycle the iron from… CONTINUE READING

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