Hepcidin in anemia and inflammation in chronic kidney disease.

  title={Hepcidin in anemia and inflammation in chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Jolanta Malyszko and Michal C Myśliwiec},
  journal={Kidney & blood pressure research},
  volume={30 1},
Maintaining the correct iron balance is crucial for health. Our understanding of the molecular control of iron metabolism has increased dramatically over the past 5 years due to the discovery of hepcidin. This is a circulating antimicrobial peptide mainly synthesized in the liver, which has been recently proposed as a factor regulating the uptake of dietary iron and its mobilization from macrophages and hepatic stores. Inflammation causes an increase of production of hepcidin, which is a potent… CONTINUE READING


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