The mechanism of hepatic iron uptake from native and denatured transferrin and its subcellular metabolism in the liver cell.

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Hepatic iron uptake and metabolism were studied by subcellular fractionation of rat liver homogenates after injection of rats with a purified preparation of either native or denatured rat transferrin labelled with 125I and 59Fe. (1) With native transferrin, hepatic 125I content was maximal 5 min after injection and then fell. Hepatic 59Fe content reached… (More)

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