The hereditary hemochromatosis gene (HFE): a MHC class I-like gene that functions in the regulation of iron homeostasis.

@article{Feder1999TheHH,
  title={The hereditary hemochromatosis gene (HFE): a MHC class I-like gene that functions in the regulation of iron homeostasis.},
  author={John N. Feder},
  journal={Immunologic research},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={175-85}
}
The iron overload disorder, hereditary hemochromatosis, is one of the most common genetic diseases of individuals of Northern European descent. The disorder is characterized by the progressive accumulation of dietary iron in the major organs of the body, which if not diagnosed, leads to numerous medical maladies and eventually death. The locus for this… CONTINUE READING