BMP6 orchestrates iron metabolism

Clara Camaschella

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The small liver peptide hepcidin is a major regulator of systemic iron homeostasis in mammals, adapting iron absorption to the body’s demands. Two new studies now identify BMP6 as the key endogenous regulator of hepcidin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-388
Number of pages3
JournalNature Methods
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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