Cerebellar granule cells acquire transferrin-free iron by a carrier-mediated process.


In this study, the mechanism of transferrin-free iron uptake by brain neuronal cells was investigated using the cultured cerebellar granule cells. Effects of incubation time, iron concentration, temperature and other divalent metals on the cellular uptake were determined. After five days of plating, the cells were incubated with different concentrations of… (More)