Hepatic uptake of iron by receptor-mediated and receptor-independent mechanisms.

@article{Scheiber1996HepaticUO,
  title={Hepatic uptake of iron by receptor-mediated and receptor-independent mechanisms.},
  author={B Scheiber and Hans Goldenberg},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 Suppl 3},
  pages={95-8}
}
Hepatocytes can accumulate iron from transferrin via receptor- or non-receptor-mediated endocytosis or from non-transferrin iron complexes. The latter is several times more efficient than the transferrin-mediated uptake. Both pathways have some properties in common and mutually influence each other: Whereas on the one hand the non-permeant chelator DTPA as… CONTINUE READING