Lack of non-transferrin-bound iron in heart transplant recipients.

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BACKGROUND Labile plasma iron (LPI) is a heterogeneous fraction thought to be composed of iron bound to serum albumin, citrate, and other undefined negatively charged ligands called non-transferrin-bound iron (NTBI). It is associated with formation of reactive oxygen species which are implicated in the pathogenesis of myocardial infarction and bacterial… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2011.08.033

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