Iron in your body

Iron is important in cellular metabolism and oxidation, the body needs only trace amounts of two types of iron: • Functional iron, a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin (a pigment ...

IRON Overview

Optimal Range: 75-150 mg/ml Causes of Increased Ineffective erythropoiesis (thalassemias, sideroblastic) Intra-vascular hemolysis Liver disease (alcohol, portocaval shunts) ...

Proteins that transport metal ions

Transferrin transports iron The binding of ferric ions (Fe3+) to transferrin protects against the toxic effects of these ions. In inflammatory reactions, the iron–transferrin ...

The Acute Phase Response

The acute phase response is a nonspecific response to tissue injury or infection; it affects several organs and tissues. During the acute phase response, there is a characteristic ...

Serum Iron, TIBC, Transferrin and Ferritin levels in Anemia

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