Transferrin and the absorption of iron.


Mongrel dogs, of 9 to 20 Kg. with hematocrits of 42 or more, were selected for the study. After an overnight fast they were anesthetized with pentobarbital. The duodenum was brought out through an abdominal incision and a segment varying from 10 to 20 Cm. was isolated from the proximal and distal bowel with clamps. The dog was heparinized with 50 mg. of… (More)

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