Iron Metabolism, Iron Deficiency and Disorders of Haem Synthesis

A. Victor Hoffbrand, Chaim Hershko, Clara Camaschella

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPostgraduate Haematology: Sixth Edition
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781405191807
Publication statusPublished - Nov 16 2010


  • Ferritin, primary iron storage protein - and iron reserve
  • Growth differentiation factor (GDF)-15 - member of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β superfamily of proteins
  • Haemoglobin and four haem groups - and four globin chains, binding molecules of oxygen
  • Inherited sideroblastic anaemias
  • Intracellular iron homeostasis
  • Iron concentration in adult human body - 50 mg/kg in males and 40 mg/kg in females
  • Iron metabolism, iron deficiency - and haem synthesis disorders
  • Iron, for metabolic processes
  • Mucosal factors, molecular aspects of iron absorption and its regulation
  • Type 2 member of transmembrane serine protease family - expressed in liver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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