Divalent metal transporter-1 decreases metal-related injury in the lung.

Exposure to airborne particulates makes the detoxification of metals a continuous challenge for the lungs. Based on the fate of iron in airway epithelial cells, we postulated that divalent metal transporter-1 (DMT1) participates in detoxification of metal associated with air pollution particles. Homozygous Belgrade rats, which are functionally deficient in… CONTINUE READING