The role of hepcidin, ferroportin, HCP1, and DMT1 protein in iron absorption in the human digestive tract

@inproceedings{Przybyszewska2014TheRO,
  title={The role of hepcidin, ferroportin, HCP1, and DMT1 protein in iron absorption in the human digestive tract},
  author={Justyna Przybyszewska and Ewa Żekanowska},
  booktitle={Przeglad gastroenterologiczny},
  year={2014}
}
Iron is found in almost all foods, so dietary iron intake is related to energy intake. However, its availability for absorption is quite variable, and poor bioavailability is a major reason for the high prevalence of nutritional iron deficiency anaemia. Absorption occurs primarily in the proximal small intestine through mature enterocytes located at the tips of the duodenal villi. Two transporters: Hem Carrier Protein 1 (HCP1) and Divalent Metal Transporter 1 (DMT1) appear to mediate the entry… CONTINUE READING

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