1st Edition

Proteins of Iron Metabolism





ISBN 9780849386763
Published September 25, 2001 by CRC Press
608 Pages

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Proteins of Iron Metabolism presents a clear picture of the structure and function of the main proteins involved in iron metabolism. The book gives you a detailed description of the structure and function of each protein, and discusses the structure and regulation of the corresponding genes in parallel. It supplies an analysis of the differential expression and regulation of these proteins.

Numerous figures offer an integrated view of iron metabolism at the level of various tissues. The book delineates the mechanisms controlling cellular iron metabolism and shows how these mechanisms adapt to the differential and peculiar iron need of different cell types. Each chapter contains extensive bibliographical information providing a wide reference to the literature.

The comprehensive coverage of the advances in understanding the mechanisms controlling cellular iron metabolism, especially at the molecular level, found in this book will give you insight into the regulation of iron metabolism. Proteins of Iron Metabolism fills the need for a clearly written, comprehensive review of the latest research, putting every thing you need in one easy-to-use resource.

Table of Contents

Iron Absorption. Iron and Cell Proliferation: Mechanisms and Applications in Cancer Therapy. Lactoferin. Transferrin. Transferrin Receptors. Soluble Transferrin Receptor. Alternative Iron Uptake Systems. Iron-Responsive Elements and Iron Regulatory Proteins. Ferritin.

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Testa, Ugo