Intracellular iron transport and storage: from molecular mechanisms to health implications.

@article{Mackenzie2008IntracellularIT,
  title={Intracellular iron transport and storage: from molecular mechanisms to health implications.},
  author={Elizabeth L Mackenzie and Kenta Iwasaki and Yoshiaki Tsuji},
  journal={Antioxidants & redox signaling},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={997-1030}
}
Maintenance of proper "labile iron" levels is a critical component in preserving homeostasis. Iron is a vital element that is a constituent of a number of important macromolecules, including those involved in energy production, respiration, DNA synthesis, and metabolism; however, excess "labile iron" is potentially detrimental to the cell or organism or both because of its propensity to participate in oxidation-reduction reactions that generate harmful free radicals. Because of this dual nature… CONTINUE READING
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