[Role of iron metabolism-regulator hepcidin in perinatal iron homeostasis].

Abstract

Hepcidin is a recently recognized defensin-like peptide, which is considered to be the central regulator of iron metabolism. Hepcidin decreases the expression of iron transporting molecules. Hepcidin reduces gastrointestinal iron absorption, iron release from the macrophages, and hence it decreases serum iron levels. Clarification of hepcidin role in iron… (More)
DOI: 10.1556/OH.2010.28773

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@article{Balogh2010RoleOI, title={[Role of iron metabolism-regulator hepcidin in perinatal iron homeostasis].}, author={{\'A}d{\'a}m Balogh and Szilvia Bősze and Kata Horv{\'a}ti and G{\'a}bor Mező and S{\'a}ndor K{\'e}ki and Lajos Nagy and G{\'e}za Bokodi and Mikl{\'o}s J. Szab{\'o} and Barna V{\'a}s{\'a}rhelyi}, journal={Orvosi hetilap}, year={2010}, volume={151 3}, pages={83-91} }