Iron Metabolism and Its Disorders

@inproceedings{Smith1997IronMA,
  title={Iron Metabolism and Its Disorders},
  author={Joseph E. Smith},
  year={1997}
}
  • Joseph E. Smith
  • Published 1997
  • Chemistry
  • Publisher Summary Iron is the second most abundant metal and the fourth most common element. Unfortunately, it is chemically unstable and is easily oxidized to an insoluble ferric form, which is the form found in rocks and soils. Ferric iron is unavailable for most biological systems. All living organisms, except possibly Lactobacillus, require iron. It is important for biological processes because it can exist in two oxidation states: Fe 2+ and Fe 3+, which can be easily interconverted. Iron… CONTINUE READING

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