A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.
Organic chemicals that form two or more coordination links with an iron ion. Once coordination has occurred, the complex formed is called a chelate. The iron-binding porphyrin group of hemoglobin is an example of a metal chelate found in biological systems.
An excessive accumulation of iron in the body due to a greater than normal absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract or from parenteral injection. This may arise from idiopathic hemochromatosis, excessive iron intake, chronic alcoholism, certain types of refractory anemia, or transfusional hemosiderosis. (From Churchill's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 1989)
Iron or iron compounds used in foods or as food. Dietary iron is important in oxygen transport and the synthesis of the iron-porphyrin proteins hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, and cytochrome oxidase. Insufficient amounts of dietary iron can lead to iron-deficiency anemia.
Stable iron atoms that have the same atomic number as the element iron, but differ in atomic weight. Fe-54, 57, and 58 are stable iron isotopes.
Unstable isotopes of iron that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Fe atoms with atomic weights 52, 53, 55, and 59-61 are radioactive iron isotopes.
Iron-containing proteins that are widely distributed in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Their major function is to store IRON in a nontoxic bioavailable form. Each ferritin molecule consists of ferric iron in a hollow protein shell (APOFERRITINS) made of 24 subunits of various sequences depending on the species and tissue types.
Organic and inorganic compounds that contain iron as an integral part of the molecule.
Inorganic or organic compounds containing trivalent iron.
Anemia characterized by decreased or absent iron stores, low serum iron concentration, low transferrin saturation, and low hemoglobin concentration or hematocrit value. The erythrocytes are hypochromic and microcytic and the iron binding capacity is increased.
An iron-binding beta1-globulin that is synthesized in the LIVER and secreted into the blood. It plays a central role in the transport of IRON throughout the circulation. A variety of transferrin isoforms exist in humans, including some that are considered markers for specific disease states.
A multifunctional iron-sulfur protein that is both an iron regulatory protein and cytoplasmic form of aconitate hydratase. It binds to iron regulatory elements found on mRNAs involved in iron metabolism and regulates their translation. Its RNA binding ability and its aconitate hydrolase activity are dependent upon availability of IRON.
Inorganic or organic compounds that contain divalent iron.
Disorders in the processing of iron in the body: its absorption, transport, storage, and utilization. (From Mosby's Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)
A multifunctional iron-sulfur protein that is both an iron regulatory protein and cytoplasmic form of aconitate hydratase. It binds to iron regulatory elements found on mRNAs involved in iron metabolism and regulates their translation. Its rate of degradation is increased in the presence of IRON.
Natural product isolated from Streptomyces pilosus. It forms iron complexes and is used as a chelating agent, particularly in the mesylate form.
Low-molecular-weight compounds produced by microorganisms that aid in the transport and sequestration of ferric iron. (The Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology, 1994)
Membrane glycoproteins found in high concentrations on iron-utilizing cells. They specifically bind iron-bearing transferrin, are endocytosed with its ligand and then returned to the cell surface where transferrin without its iron is released.
Forms of hepcidin, a cationic amphipathic peptide synthesized in the liver as a prepropeptide which is first processed into prohepcidin and then into the biologically active hepcidin forms, including in human the 20-, 22-, and 25-amino acid residue peptide forms. Hepcidin acts as a homeostatic regulators of iron metabolism and also possesses antimicrobial activity.
A complex of ferric oxyhydroxide with dextrans of 5000 to 7000 daltons in a viscous solution containing 50 mg/ml of iron. It is supplied as a parenteral preparation and is used as a hematinic. (Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p1292)
Anemia characterized by a decrease in the ratio of the weight of hemoglobin to the volume of the erythrocyte, i.e., the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is less than normal. The individual cells contain less hemoglobin than they could have under optimal conditions. Hypochromic anemia may be caused by iron deficiency from a low iron intake, diminished iron absorption, or excessive iron loss. It can also be caused by infections or other diseases, therapeutic drugs, lead poisoning, and other conditions. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Miale, Laboratory Medicine: Hematology, 6th ed, p393)
A disorder of iron metabolism characterized by a triad of HEMOSIDEROSIS; LIVER CIRRHOSIS; and DIABETES MELLITUS. It is caused by massive iron deposits in parenchymal cells that may develop after a prolonged increase of iron absorption. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic Diseases, 2d ed)
Proteins, usually acting in oxidation-reduction reactions, containing iron but no porphyrin groups. (Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 1993, pG-10)
The oxygen-carrying proteins of ERYTHROCYTES. They are found in all vertebrates and some invertebrates. The number of globin subunits in the hemoglobin quaternary structure differs between species. Structures range from monomeric to a variety of multimeric arrangements.
Proteins that specifically bind to IRON.
Membrane proteins whose primary function is to facilitate the transport of positively charged molecules (cations) across a biological membrane.
Proteins that regulate cellular and organismal iron homeostasis. They play an important biological role by maintaining iron levels that are adequate for metabolic need, but below the toxicity threshold.
The protein components of ferritins. Apoferritins are shell-like structures containing nanocavities and ferroxidase activities. Apoferritin shells are composed of 24 subunits, heteropolymers in vertebrates and homopolymers in bacteria. In vertebrates, there are two types of subunits, light chain and heavy chain. The heavy chain contains the ferroxidase activity.
The color-furnishing portion of hemoglobin. It is found free in tissues and as the prosthetic group in many hemeproteins.
Small cationic peptides that are an important component, in most species, of early innate and induced defenses against invading microbes. In animals they are found on mucosal surfaces, within phagocytic granules, and on the surface of the body. They are also found in insects and plants. Among others, this group includes the DEFENSINS, protegrins, tachyplesins, and thionins. They displace DIVALENT CATIONS from phosphate groups of MEMBRANE LIPIDS leading to disruption of the membrane.
A sugar acid derived from D-glucose in which both the aldehydic carbon atom and the carbon atom bearing the primary hydroxyl group are oxidized to carboxylic acid groups.
Complex of iron atoms chelated with carbonyl ions.
An enzyme that utilizes NADH or NADPH to reduce FLAVINS. It is involved in a number of biological processes that require reduced flavin for their functions such as bacterial bioluminescence. Formerly listed as EC and EC
Therapy of heavy metal poisoning using agents which sequester the metal from organs or tissues and bind it firmly within the ring structure of a new compound which can be eliminated from the body.
Uptake of substances through the lining of the INTESTINES.
A ferroin compound that forms a stable magenta-colored solution with the ferrous ion. The complex has an absorption peak at 562 nm and is used as a reagent and indicator for iron.
A reduction in the number of circulating ERYTHROCYTES or in the quantity of HEMOGLOBIN.
A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent.
A group of proteins possessing only the iron-sulfur complex as the prosthetic group. These proteins participate in all major pathways of electron transport: photosynthesis, respiration, hydroxylation and bacterial hydrogen and nitrogen fixation.
The extent to which the active ingredient of a drug dosage form becomes available at the site of drug action or in a biological medium believed to reflect accessibility to a site of action.
Any food that has been supplemented with essential nutrients either in quantities that are greater than those present normally, or which are not present in the food normally. Fortified food includes also food to which various nutrients have been added to compensate for those removed by refinement or processing. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Pyridine derivatives with one or more keto groups on the ring.
Synthesized magnetic particles under 100 nanometers possessing many biomedical applications including DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS and CONTRAST AGENTS. The particles are usually coated with a variety of polymeric compounds.
A form of pneumoconiosis resulting from inhalation of iron in the mining dust or welding fumes.
The techniques used to draw blood from a vein for diagnostic purposes or for treatment of certain blood disorders such as erythrocytosis, hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, and porphyria cutanea tarda.
The physical or physiological processes by which substances, tissue, cells, etc. take up or take in other substances or energy.
The processes whereby the internal environment of an organism tends to remain balanced and stable.
ERYTHROCYTE size and HEMOGLOBIN content or concentration, usually derived from ERYTHROCYTE COUNT; BLOOD hemoglobin concentration; and HEMATOCRIT. The indices include the mean corpuscular volume (MCV), the mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC).
A metallic element of atomic number 30 and atomic weight 65.38. It is a necessary trace element in the diet, forming an essential part of many enzymes, and playing an important role in protein synthesis and in cell division. Zinc deficiency is associated with ANEMIA, short stature, HYPOGONADISM, impaired WOUND HEALING, and geophagia. It is known by the symbol Zn.
A chemical reaction in which an electron is transferred from one molecule to another. The electron-donating molecule is the reducing agent or reductant; the electron-accepting molecule is the oxidizing agent or oxidant. Reducing and oxidizing agents function as conjugate reductant-oxidant pairs or redox pairs (Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 1982, p471).
A derivative of acetic acid, N(CH2COOH)3. It is a complexing (sequestering) agent that forms stable complexes with Zn2+. (From Miall's Dictionary of Chemistry, 5th ed.)
Iron (II,III) oxide (Fe3O4). It is a black ore of IRON that forms opaque crystals and exerts strong magnetism.
An enzyme that catalyzes the reversible hydration of cis-aconitate to yield citrate or isocitrate. It is one of the citric acid cycle enzymes. EC
A heavy metal trace element with the atomic symbol Cu, atomic number 29, and atomic weight 63.55.
A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.
A spectroscopic technique which uses the Mossbauer effect (inelastic scattering of gamma radiation resulting from interaction with heavy nuclei) to monitor the small variations in the interaction between an atomic nucleus and its environment. Such variations may be induced by changes in temperature, pressure, chemical state, molecular conformation, molecular interaction, or physical site. It is particularly useful for studies of structure-activity relationship in metalloproteins, mobility of heavy metals, and the state of whole tissue and cell membranes.
An iron-binding cyclic trimer of 2,3-dihydroxy-N-benzoyl-L-serine. It is produced by E COLI and other enteric bacteria.
The volume of packed RED BLOOD CELLS in a blood specimen. The volume is measured by centrifugation in a tube with graduated markings, or with automated blood cell counters. It is an indicator of erythrocyte status in disease. For example, ANEMIA shows a low value; POLYCYTHEMIA, a high value.
Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide dietary ingredients, and that are intended to be taken by mouth to increase the intake of nutrients. Dietary supplements can include macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and/or MICRONUTRIENTS, such as VITAMINS; MINERALS; and PHYTOCHEMICALS.
Porphyrins with four methyl, two vinyl, and two propionic acid side chains attached to the pyrrole rings. Protoporphyrin IX occurs in hemoglobin, myoglobin, and most of the cytochromes.
Conditions in which there is a generalized increase in the iron stores of body tissues, particularly of liver and the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM, without demonstrable tissue damage. The name refers to the presence of stainable iron in the tissue in the form of hemosiderin.
A six carbon compound related to glucose. It is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets, and necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant.
State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
Complexing agent for removal of traces of heavy metal ions. It acts also as a hypocalcemic agent.
An iron-binding protein that was originally characterized as a milk protein. It is widely distributed in secretory fluids and is found in the neutrophilic granules of LEUKOCYTES. The N-terminal part of lactoferrin possesses a serine protease which functions to inactivate the TYPE III SECRETION SYSTEM used by bacteria to export virulence proteins for host cell invasion.
A reagent used for the determination of iron.
A glycoprotein albumin from hen's egg white with strong iron-binding affinity.
A technique applicable to the wide variety of substances which exhibit paramagnetism because of the magnetic moments of unpaired electrons. The spectra are useful for detection and identification, for determination of electron structure, for study of interactions between molecules, and for measurement of nuclear spins and moments. (From McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 7th edition) Electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) spectroscopy is a variant of the technique which can give enhanced resolution. Electron spin resonance analysis can now be used in vivo, including imaging applications such as MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING.
The movement of materials (including biochemical substances and drugs) through a biological system at the cellular level. The transport can be across cell membranes and epithelial layers. It also can occur within intracellular compartments and extracellular compartments.
The shortest and widest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE adjacent to the PYLORUS of the STOMACH. It is named for having the length equal to about the width of 12 fingers.
Agents which improve the quality of the blood, increasing the hemoglobin level and the number of erythrocytes. They are used in the treatment of anemias.
Puncture of a vein to draw blood for therapeutic purposes. Bloodletting therapy has been used in Talmudic and Indian medicine since the medieval time, and was still practiced widely in the 18th and 19th centuries. Its modern counterpart is PHLEBOTOMY.
The production of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES). In humans, erythrocytes are produced by the YOLK SAC in the first trimester; by the liver in the second trimester; by the BONE MARROW in the third trimester and after birth. In normal individuals, the erythrocyte count in the peripheral blood remains relatively constant implying a balance between the rate of erythrocyte production and rate of destruction.
A cyclic peptide consisting of three residues of delta-N-hydroxy-delta-N-acetylornithine. It acts as an iron transport agent in Ustilago sphaerogena.
A group of chemical elements that are needed in minute quantities for the proper growth, development, and physiology of an organism. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A disturbance in the prooxidant-antioxidant balance in favor of the former, leading to potential damage. Indicators of oxidative stress include damaged DNA bases, protein oxidation products, and lipid peroxidation products (Sies, Oxidative Stress, 1991, pxv-xvi).
A condition produced by dietary or metabolic deficiency. The term includes all diseases caused by an insufficient supply of essential nutrients, i.e., protein (or amino acids), vitamins, and minerals. It also includes an inadequacy of calories. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)
Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.
The co-occurrence of pregnancy and a blood disease (HEMATOLOGIC DISEASES) which involves BLOOD CELLS or COAGULATION FACTORS. The hematologic disease may precede or follow FERTILIZATION and it may or may not have a deleterious effect on the pregnant woman or FETUS.
A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Chemicals that bind to and remove ions from solutions. Many chelating agents function through the formation of COORDINATION COMPLEXES with METALS.
Any of the processes by which cytoplasmic or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in bacteria.
Glycoprotein hormone, secreted chiefly by the KIDNEY in the adult and the LIVER in the FETUS, that acts on erythroid stem cells of the BONE MARROW to stimulate proliferation and differentiation.
A chelating agent that sequesters a variety of polyvalent cations such as CALCIUM. It is used in pharmaceutical manufacturing and as a food additive.
Derivatives of BENZOIC ACID. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that contain the carboxybenzene structure.
A trace element with atomic symbol Mn, atomic number 25, and atomic weight 54.94. It is concentrated in cell mitochondria, mostly in the pituitary gland, liver, pancreas, kidney, and bone, influences the synthesis of mucopolysaccharides, stimulates hepatic synthesis of cholesterol and fatty acids, and is a cofactor in many enzymes, including arginase and alkaline phosphatase in the liver. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual 1992, p2035)
Chloro(7,12-diethenyl-3,8,13,17-tetramethyl-21H,23H-porphine-2,18-dipropanoato(4-)-N(21),N(22),N(23),N(24)) ferrate(2-) dihydrogen.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Proteins that contain an iron-porphyrin, or heme, prosthetic group resembling that of hemoglobin. (From Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 1982, p480)
Inorganic salts of the hypothetical acid ferrocyanic acid (H4Fe(CN)6).
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
A key intermediate in metabolism. It is an acid compound found in citrus fruits. The salts of citric acid (citrates) can be used as anticoagulants due to their calcium chelating ability.
Essential dietary elements or organic compounds that are required in only small quantities for normal physiologic processes to occur.
Membrane glycoproteins consisting of an alpha subunit and a BETA 2-MICROGLOBULIN beta subunit. In humans, highly polymorphic genes on CHROMOSOME 6 encode the alpha subunits of class I antigens and play an important role in determining the serological specificity of the surface antigen. Class I antigens are found on most nucleated cells and are generally detected by their reactivity with alloantisera. These antigens are recognized during GRAFT REJECTION and restrict cell-mediated lysis of virus-infected cells.
A class of carrier proteins that bind to TRANSFERRIN. Many strains of pathogenic bacteria utilize transferrin-binding proteins to acquire their supply of iron from serum.
The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Spectrophotometric techniques by which the absorption or emmision spectra of radiation from atoms are produced and analyzed.
The protein components of a number of complexes, such as enzymes (APOENZYMES), ferritin (APOFERRITINS), or lipoproteins (APOLIPOPROTEINS).
Mononuclear cells with pronounced phagocytic ability that are distributed extensively in lymphoid and other organs. It includes MACROPHAGES and their precursors; PHAGOCYTES; KUPFFER CELLS; HISTIOCYTES; DENDRITIC CELLS; LANGERHANS CELLS; and MICROGLIA. The term mononuclear phagocyte system has replaced the former reticuloendothelial system, which also included less active phagocytic cells such as fibroblasts and endothelial cells. (From Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology, 2d ed.)
Measurement of hemoglobin concentration in blood.
Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.
A group of glucose polymers made by certain bacteria. Dextrans are used therapeutically as plasma volume expanders and anticoagulants. They are also commonly used in biological experimentation and in industry for a wide variety of purposes.
The class of all enzymes catalyzing oxidoreduction reactions. The substrate that is oxidized is regarded as a hydrogen donor. The systematic name is based on donor:acceptor oxidoreductase. The recommended name will be dehydrogenase, wherever this is possible; as an alternative, reductase can be used. Oxidase is only used in cases where O2 is the acceptor. (Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992, p9)
Ground up seed of WHEAT.
The measurement of the amplitude of the components of a complex waveform throughout the frequency range of the waveform. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Proteins that have one or more tightly bound metal ions forming part of their structure. (Dorland, 28th ed)
An element that is a member of the chalcogen family. It has an atomic symbol S, atomic number 16, and atomic weight [32.059; 32.076]. It is found in the amino acids cysteine and methionine.
The univalent radical OH. Hydroxyl radical is a potent oxidizing agent.
A group of compounds containing the porphin structure, four pyrrole rings connected by methine bridges in a cyclic configuration to which a variety of side chains are attached. The nature of the side chain is indicated by a prefix, as uroporphyrin, hematoporphyrin, etc. The porphyrins, in combination with iron, form the heme component in biologically significant compounds such as hemoglobin and myoglobin.
An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.
The normality of a solution with respect to HYDROGEN ions; H+. It is related to acidity measurements in most cases by pH = log 1/2[1/(H+)], where (H+) is the hydrogen ion concentration in gram equivalents per liter of solution. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Food processed and manufactured for the nutritional health of children in their first year of life.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
The number of RED BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.
A strong oxidizing agent used in aqueous solution as a ripening agent, bleach, and topical anti-infective. It is relatively unstable and solutions deteriorate over time unless stabilized by the addition of acetanilide or similar organic materials.

The effect of chelating agents on iron mobilization in Chang cell cultures. (1/13710)

The investigation of chelating agents with potential therapeutic value in patients with transfusional iron overload has been facilitated by the use of Chang cell cultures. These cells have been incubated with [59Fe]transferrin for 22 hr, following which most of the intracellular radioiron is found in the cytosol, distributed between a ferritin and a nonferritin form. Iron release from the cells depends on transferrin saturation in the medium, but when transferrin is 100% saturated, which normally does not allow iron release, desferrioxamine, 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid, rhodotorulic acid, cholythydroxamic acid, and tropolone all promote the mobilization of ferritin iron and its release from cells. They are effective to an approximately equal degree. The incubation of [59Fe]transferrin with tropolone in vitro at a molar ratio of 1:500 results in the transfer of most of the labeled iron to the chelator, reflecting the exceptionally high binding constant of this compound. How far these phenomena relate to therapeutic potentially remains to be seen.  (+info)

Studies of the binding of different iron donors to human serum transferrin and isolation of iron-binding fragments from the N- and C-terminal regions of the protein. (2/13710)

1. Trypsin digestion of human serum transferrin partially saturated with iron(III)-nitrilotriacetate at pH 5.5 or pH 8.5 produces a carbohydrate-containing iron-binding fragment of mol.wt. 43000. 2. When iron(III) citrate, FeCl3, iron (III) ascorabate and (NH4)2SO4,FeSO4 are used as iron donors to saturate the protein partially, at pH8.5, proteolytic digestion yields a fragment of mol.wt. 36000 that lacks carbohydrate. 3. The two fragments differ in their antigenic structures, amino acid compositions and peptide 'maps'. 4. The fragment with mol.wt. 36000 was assigned to the N-terminal region of the protein and the other to the C-terminal region. 5. The distribution of iron in human serum transferrin partially saturated with various iron donors was examined by electrophoresis in urea/polyacrylamide gels and the two possible monoferric forms were unequivocally identified. 6. The site designated A on human serum transferrin [Harris (1977) Biochemistry 16, 560--564] was assigned to the C-terminal region of the protein and the B site to the N-terminal region. 7. The distribution of iron on transferrin in human plasma was determined.  (+info)

Role of iron in Nramp1-mediated inhibition of mycobacterial growth. (3/13710)

Innate resistance to mycobacterial growth is mediated by a gene, Nramp1. We have previously reported that Nramp1 mRNA from macrophages of Mycobacterium bovis BCG-resistant (Bcgr) mice is more stable than Nramp1 mRNA from macrophages of BCG-susceptible (Bcgs) mice. Based on these observations and on reports that show that the closely related Nramp2 gene is a metal ion transporter, we evaluated the effect of iron on the growth of Mycobacterium avium within macrophages as well as on the stability of Nramp1 mRNA. The addition of iron to macrophages from Bcgs mice resulted in a stimulation of mycobacterial growth. In contrast, iron increased the capacity of macrophages from Bcgr mice to control the growth of M. avium. When we treated recombinant gamma interferon (IFN-gamma)-activated macrophages with iron, we found that iron abrogated the growth inhibitory effect of IFN-gamma-activated macrophages from Bcgs mice but that it did not affect the capacity of macrophages from Bcgr mice to control microbial growth. A more detailed examination of the effect of iron on microbial growth showed that the addition of small quantities of iron to resident macrophages from Bcgr mice stimulated antimicrobial activity within a very narrow dose range. The effect of iron on the growth inhibitory activity of macrophages from Bcgr mice was abrogated by the addition of catalase or mannitol to the culture medium. These results are consistent with an Fe(II)-mediated stimulation of the Fenton/Haber-Weiss reaction and hydroxyl radical-mediated inhibition of mycobacterial growth.  (+info)

Characterization of Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis lbpB, lbpA, and lactoferrin receptor orf3 isogenic mutants. (4/13710)

Pathogenic members of the family Neisseriaceae produce specific receptors to acquire iron from their host's lactoferrin and transferrin. Recently, putative Moraxella catarrhalis lactoferrin receptor genes and a third open reading frame (lbpB, lbpA, and orf3) were cloned and sequenced. We describe the preliminary characterization of isogenic mutants deficient in LbpB, LbpA, or Orf3 protein.  (+info)

Chemical and immunochemical measurement of total iron-binding capacity compared. (5/13710)

Radiometric, colorimetric, and two immunochemical methods for measuring total iron-binding capacity are compared. We evaluated the procedures on the basis of precision, applicability to a pediatric population, and accuracy as assessed by analytical recovery of purified transferrin. The immunoephelometric assay for transferrin provides significant advantages over the other methods examined.  (+info)

Changes in haematological parameters and iron metabolism associated with a 1600 kilometre ultramarathon. (6/13710)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate haematological variations and iron related changes in the serum of participants in a 1600 kilometre ultramarathon run. PARTICIPANTS: Seven male and two female participants in a 1600 km foot race. METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from the participants before, after four and 11 days of running, and at the end of the event. Samples were analysed by standard methods for haemoglobin, packed cell volume, total red cell count, mean red cell volume, mean red cell haemoglobin, total white cell count and differential, platelets, reticulocytes, iron, ferritin, total iron binding capacity, percentage transferrin saturation, haptoglobin, and bilirubin and corrected for changes in plasma volume. RESULTS: The following variables decreased during the event (p < 0.05): haemoglobin, packed cell volume, mean red cell volume, percentage lymphocytes, percentage monocytes, serum iron, total iron binding capacity, and percentage transferrin saturation. Increases (p < 0.05) were found in plasma volume, total red cell count (day 4 only), total white cell count, percentage and absolute numbers of neutrophils and reticulocytes, absolute numbers of lymphocytes and monocytes (day 4 only), absolute numbers of eosinophils (day 11 and race end), absolute numbers of basophils (race end only), platelets, ferritin, haptoglobin, and bilirubin (day 4 only). CONCLUSION: Ultramarathon running is associated with a wide range of changes in haematological parameters, many of which are related to the normal acute phase response to injury. These should not be confused with indicators of disease.  (+info)

Coronary heart disease and iron status: meta-analyses of prospective studies. (7/13710)

BACKGROUND: Studies of iron status and coronary heart disease (CHD) have yielded conflicting results. In a systematic review ("meta-analysis"), we quantitatively assessed epidemiological associations reported in prospective studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: Studies were identified by computer-assisted searches of the published literature, scanning of relevant reference lists, hand searching of relevant journals, and discussions with relevant authors. The following was abstracted: size and type of cohort, mean age, mean duration of follow-up, assay methods, degree of adjustment for confounders, and relationship of CHD risk to the baseline assay results. Twelve studies were identified, involving a total of 7800 CHD cases, with several reporting on >1 marker of iron status. For serum ferritin, with 570 CHD cases in 5 studies, comparison of individuals with baseline values >/=200 versus <200 microg/L yielded a combined risk ratio of 1.0 (95% CI, 0.8 to 1.3). For transferrin saturation, with 6194 CHD cases in 5 studies, comparison of individuals in the top third with those in the bottom third of the baseline measurements yielded a combined risk ratio of 0.9 (95% CI, 0.7 to 1.1). Comparisons of individuals in top and bottom thirds of baseline measurements also yielded nonsignificant risk ratios in combined analyses of studies involving total iron-binding capacity (combined risk ratio, 1.0; 95% CI, 0.7 to 1.5), serum iron (0.8; 95% CI, 0.7 to 1.0), and total dietary iron (0.8; 95% CI, 0.7 to 1.1). CONCLUSIONS: Published prospective studies do not provide good evidence to support the existence of strong epidemiological associations between iron status and CHD.  (+info)

The binding of human lactoferrin to mouse peritoneal cells. (8/13710)

Human iron-saturated Lf (FeLf), which was labeled with 125I or 50Fe, was found to combine with the membrane of mouse peritoneal cells (MPC) which consisted of 70% macrophages. The following experimental data suggested the involvement of a specific receptor. (a) The binding of FeLf to MPC reached a saturation point. (b) The binding of radioactive FeLf was inhibited by preincubating the cells with cold FeLf but not with human Tf, human aggregated and nonaggregated IgG, or beef heart cytochrome c (c) Succinylation and carbamylation of FeLf resulted in a loss of its inhibiting activity on the binding of radioactive FeLf. Removal of neuraminic acid from FeLf increased its inhibitory activity. (d) The ability of apoLf to inhibit the binding of FeLf to MPC was significantly lower than that of FeLf. The existence of a Lf receptor capable of concentrating Lf released from neutrophils on the membrane of macrophages could explain the apparent blockade of the release of iron from the reticuloendothelial system, which accounts for the hyposideremia of inflammation. A receptor for FeLf was also found on mouse peritoneal lymphocytes. The affinity constant of FeLf for both lymphocytes and macrophages was 0.9 X 12(6) liter/mol. Howerver, macrophages bound three times more FeLf molecules (20 X 10(6)) per cell than did lymphocytes (7 X 10(6)).  (+info)

Divalent metal-ion transporter-1 (DMT1) is required for iron uptake by the intestine and developing erythroid cells. DMT1 is also present in the liver, where it has been implicated in the uptake of transferrin-bound iron (TBI) and non-transferrin-bound iron (NTBI), which appears in the plasma during iron overload. To test the hypothesis that DMT1 is required for hepatic iron uptake, we examined mice with the Dmt1 gene selectively inactivated in hepatocytes (Dmt1liv/liv). We found that Dmt1liv/liv mice and controls (Dmt1flox/flox) did not differ in terms of hepatic iron concentrations or other parameters of iron status. To determine whether hepatocyte DMT1 is required for hepatic iron accumulation, we crossed Dmt1liv/liv mice with Hfe−/− and hypotransferrinemic (Trfhpx/hpx) mice that develop hepatic iron overload. Double-mutant Hfe−/−Dmt1liv/liv and Trfhpx/hpx;Dmt1liv/liv mice were found to accumulate similar amounts of hepatic iron as did their respective controls. To directly assess the ...
Growth of the prevalent marine organism Trichodesmium can be limited by iron in natural and laboratory settings. This study investigated the iron uptake mechanisms that the model organism T. erythraeum IMS101 uses to acquire iron from inorganic iron and iron associated with the weak ligand complex, ferric citrate. IMS101 was observed to employ two different iron uptake mechanisms: superoxide-mediated reduction of inorganic iron in the surrounding milieu and a superoxide-independent uptake system for ferric citrate complexes. While the detailed pathway of ferric citrate utilization remains to be elucidated, transport of iron from this complex appears to involve reduction and/or exchange of the iron out of the complex prior to uptake, either at the outer membrane of the cell or within the periplasmic space. Various iron uptake strategies may allow Trichodesmium to effectively scavenge iron in oligotrophic ocean environments.. ...
Iron is a trace element that is needed in the body to produce red blood cells. It is either carried or bound to a protein that our liver makes, called transferrin. The levels of transferrin are always measured along your iron levels.. Many people consume enough iron through a healthy diet that includes red meat, beans, dark leafy greens, and iron-fortified grains. Some people do not take in enough iron or do not absorb it properly, while others - including pregnant women - have higher iron needs. Because the iron level can fluctuate from day to day (or even within the same day), iron tests are often ordered with ferritin and total iron-binding capacity (and indirect measurement of Transferrin). The total iron-binding capacity measures the iron that is available to bind to proteins in the blood. This helps assess the iron available to aid in the transport of oxygen in the body.. This test is made of two indicators, serum Iron and Binding Capacity. It measures the amount of iron available to bind ...
An Iron and TIBC Blood Test (Total Iron-Binding Capacity) is used to diagnose iron overload or iron deficiency. Order a Total Iron Binding Capacity Blood Test today.
A reduction in maternal liver iron content in response to the low iron diet was associated with upregulation of transferrin receptor expression and a reduction in hepcidin expression in the liver of both strains, which would be expected to promote increased iron absorption across the gut and increased turnover of iron in the liver. Placental expression of transferrin and DMT1+IRE were also upregulated, indicating adaptive responses to ensure availability of iron to the fetus. There were considerable differences in hepatic maternal and fetal iron content between strains. The higher quantity of iron present in livers from Wistar rats was not explained by differences in expression of intestinal iron transporters, and may instead reflect greater materno-fetal transfer in RHL rats as indicated by increased expression of placental iron transporters in this strain ...
Maternal iron deficiency during pregnancy induces anaemia in the developing fetus; however, the severity tends to be less than in the mother. The mechanism underlying this resistance has not been determined. We have measured placental expression of proteins involved in iron transfer in pregnant rats given diets with decreasing levels of iron and examined the effect of iron deficiency on iron transfer across BeWo cell layers, a model for placental iron transfer. Transferrin receptor expression was increased at both mRNA and protein levels. Similarly, expression of the iron-responsive element (IRE)-regulated form of the divalent metal transporter 1 (DMT1) was also increased. In contrast, the non-IRE regulated isoform showed no change in mRNA levels. Protein levels of DMT1 increased significantly. Iron efflux is thought to be mediated by the metal transporter protein, IREG1/ferroportin1/MTP1, and oxidation of Fe(II) to Fe(III) prior to incorporation into fetal transferrin is carried out by the ...
Play media In molecular biology, the iron response element or iron-responsive element (IRE) is a short conserved stem-loop which is bound by iron response proteins (IRPs, also named IRE-BP or IRBP). The IRE is found in UTRs (untranslated regions) of various mRNAs whose products are involved in iron metabolism. For example, the mRNA of ferritin (an iron storage protein) contains one IRE in its 5 UTR. When iron concentration is low, IRPs bind the IRE in the ferritin mRNA and cause reduced translation rates. In contrast, binding to multiple IREs in the 3 UTR of the transferrin receptor (involved in iron acquisition) leads to increased mRNA stability. The two leading theories describe how iron probably interacts to impact posttranslational control of transcription. The classical theory suggests that IRPs, in the absence of iron, bind avidly to the mRNA IRE. When Iron is present, it interacts with the protein to cause it to release the mRNA. For example, In high iron conditions in humans, IRP1 ...
Iron is essential for fundamental metabolic processes in cells and organisms. Regulation of systemic iron homeostasis evolved to maintain a plasma iron concentration that secures adequate supplies while preventing organ iron overload.. The homeostatic system must react to signals from pathways that consume iron (e.g. the erythropoiesis) and send signals to cells that supply iron (e.g. duodenal enterocytes, which absorb iron from the diet; macrophages which recycle iron from senescent erythrocytes, and hepatocytes which are the major iron stores). The small hepatic peptide hormone hepcidin (Hamp, LEAP1) orchestrates these iron fluxes and controls the amount of available extracellular iron by interacting with the iron exporter ferroportin: binding of hepcidin induces ferroportin internalization and degradation, thus reducing the levels of iron in circulation.. ...
Our study suggests that we do not attach enough importance to the diagnosis and management of anemia among RTR in stable condition. This is obviously attributable to the prevalence of unrecognized iron deficiencies, which is related to the poor information obtained from ferritin or TSAT measurements. Only 10.1% of severely anemic patients presented with serum ferritin levels of ,12 μg/L, and TSAT values of ,15% were observed for 29%. These results underestimate by far the number of patients with functional iron deficiencies, because HRBC values of ,2.5% were detected for 46.4% and values in the upper quartile were detected for 52.2% of our severely anemic patients, reaching 64.1% among female patients. These findings strongly suggest that iron deficiencies, as diagnosed by serum ferritin or TSAT measurements, remain undetected in a significant proportion of RTR. Factors related to the prevalence of iron deficiencies may include occult blood losses, blood sampling, and adherence to a low-meat ...
Reactions and interactions of iron and oxygen can be both beneficial and detrimental to cells and tissues. Iron is mainly found in our blood where it functions as a mediator in the transport of oxygen to the cells and is further vital for the cellular respiration reducing the oxygen to water. The flexible redox state of iron makes it ideal to contribute in single electron transfers, but may also catalyze reactions with oxygen resulting in cell damaging reactive oxygen species (ROS). Normally the cells are protected against iron toxicity by controlling iron uptake and storage. When the intracellular demand for iron increases; the iron uptake is promoted by increasing the expression of transferrin receptor (TfR) and by decreasing the expression of the iron storage protein ferritin. Ferritin has a central role in the cellular iron detoxification by keeping it in a non reactive but still bioavailable form. However, in neurodegenerative diseases like in Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease the iron ...
The severe iron store deficiency should also be reflected by a decreased plasma iron concentration. Measurement of plasma iron showed that cGKI−/− and cGKI RM mice have a severe decrease in plasma iron concentration that is reversed by treatment with PPI (Figure 3B). Iron resorption depends on two proteins present in the duodenum, the divalent metal ion transporter 1 and ferroportin.6 Ferroportin releases iron on the basolateral side of the enterocyte to ceruloplasmin and transferrin. The ferroportin concentration is regulated by the liver protein hepcidin. Hepcidin transcription is subsequently regulated by the BMP receptor and SMAD proteins.6,7 High hepcidin concentrations decrease the concentration of ferroportin. Therefore, hepcidin concentration should be low in iron deficiency. In line with these established feedback mechanisms, the liver hepcidin (HAMP) mRNA concentration was low in cGKI−/− mice (Figure 3C), but increased with PPI treatment and iron injection. The combination of ...
Methods currently used to determine iron bioavailability have disadvantages for both the subjects and researchers involved. One safe and simple method that needs further evaluation, the serum iron absorption method, involves an initial blood drawing, dosage s of iron, and blood drawings taken at intervals thereafter. Generally, the rise in serum iron or area under the curve is used to determine iron uptake. Two experiments were conducted using the serum iron absorption method in an effort to improve the utility of this method for the measurement of iron bioavailability. With this effort in mind, an equation adjusting for dose of iron (0.5-8 mg) and blood volume was used to estimate serum iron absorption and allow for adequate comparisons of other iron absorption data obtained with this method and others. One very significant result was that low serum ferritin was found to be a predictor of high serum estimated iron absorption (SEIA). Similarly, low serum ferritin levels were also highly correlated to
Attapulgite (or palygorskite) is a magnesium aluminium phyllosilicate. Modified attapulgite-supported nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) was created by a liquid-phase reduction method and then applied for nitrate-nitrogen (NO3-N) removal (transformation) in simulated groundwater. Nanoscale zero-valent iron was sufficiently dispersed on the surface of thermally modified attapulgite. The NO3-N removal efficiency reached up to approximately 83.8% with an initial pH values of 7.0. The corresponding thermally modified attapulgite-supported nanoscale zero-valent iron (TATP-NZVI) and NO3-N concentrations were 2.0 g/L and 20 mg/L respectively. Moreover, 72.1% of the water column NO3-N was converted to ammonium-nitrogen (NH4-N) within 6 h. The influence of environmental boundary conditions including dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration, light illumination and water temperature on NO3-N removal was also investigated with batch experiments. The results indicated that the DO concentration greatly impacted on ...
Retaining blood donors is important. Up to 5% of new blood donors, however, are deferred because of low hemoglobin. Although donation intervals are set to minimize iron deficiency, low levels of iron are a problem in regular donors, and deferred donors often do not return.. A recent meta-analysis from the Cochrane Collaboration evaluated 30 randomized control trials (over 4700 blood donors), including 19 trials comparing iron supplementation to a control group. This analysis found that iron supplementation significantly reduced the number of donors deferred due to low levels of hemoglobin, both at the first donation and at subsequent donations (p,0.0001). Iron supplements also increased hemoglobin levels and iron stores. Iron supplements, however, caused adverse side effects in 29% of donors compared to only 17% of donors who took placebo pills. While minimizing iron deficiency is important for donor retention, adverse side effects and the risk of long-term iron supplements need further ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Molecular mechanisms and regulation of iron transport. AU - Chung, Jayong. AU - Wessling-Resnick, Marianne. AU - Enns, Caroline. PY - 2003/1/1. Y1 - 2003/1/1. N2 - Iron homeostasis is primarily maintained through regulation of its transport. This review summarizes recent discoveries in the field of iron transport that have shed light on the molecular mechanisms of dietary iron uptake, pathways for iron efflux to and between peripheral tissues, proteins implicated in organellar transport of iron (particularly the mitochondrion), and novel regulators that have been proposed to control iron assimilation. The transport of both transferrin-bound and nontransferrin-bound iron to peripheral tissues is discussed. Finally, the regulation of iron transport is also considered at the molecular level, with posttranscriptional, transcriptional, and posttranslational control mechanisms being reviewed.. AB - Iron homeostasis is primarily maintained through regulation of its transport. This ...
Background. The response to recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) is determined primarily by the availability of iron. In contrast to i.v. iron, oral iron supplementation is often insufficient for an optimal response.. Method. We studied iron absorption and the effects of iron status, aluminium status and inflammation in 19 chronic haemodialysis patients on maintenance rHuEpo therapy. Iron mucosal uptake after 24 h, iron retention after 2 weeks and mucosal transfer of iron were determined with a whole-body counter using an oral dose 59Fe. Iron absorption was measured once without, and once after the ingestion of 2 g aluminium hydroxide.. Results. On the basis of transferrin saturation, two groups of dialysis patients were distinguished: a group with a functional iron deficiency (n = 9), and an iron-replete group (n = 10). In the iron-deficient dialysis patients group, mucosal uptake, mucosal transfer, and iron retention were 49.9% ± 29.4, 0.73 ± 0.29, and 41.6% ± 32.2, being significantly ...
Iron is an essential element needed by all organisms for growth and development. Because iron becomes toxic at higher concentrations iron is under homeostatic control. Plants face also the problem that iron in the soil is tightly bound to oxygen and difficult to access. Plants have therefore developed special mechanisms for iron uptake and regulation. During the last years key components of plant iron regulation have been identified. How these components integrate and maintain robust iron homeostasis is presently not well understood. Here we use a computational approach to identify mechanisms for robust iron homeostasis in non-graminaceous plants. In comparison with experimental results certain control arrangements can be eliminated, among them that iron homeostasis is solely based on an iron-dependent degradation of the transporter IRT1. Recent IRT1 overexpression experiments suggested that IRT1-degradation is iron-independent. This suggestion appears to be misleading. We show that iron ...
This study is a randomized, controlled, double-blinded single center trial to compare the efficacy of NovaFerrum® to ferrous sulfate for the treatment of nutritional iron deficiency anemia in infants and young children.. Hypothesis: NovaFerrum® has greater efficacy than ferrous sulfate in increasing hemoglobin concentration during a twelve week course of treatment to subjects with iron deficiency anemia.. Primary Aim:. To compare the efficacy of NovaFerrum® to ferrous sulfate for the treatment of nutritional IDA in infants and young children as determined by increase in hemoglobin concentration.. Secondary Aims:. ...
The usual signals of iron deficiency are a decreased MCV (or anemia with a low-normal MCV) or elevated RDW. Hypochromia with or without microcytosis on peripheral blood smear is also suspicious. Conditions frequently associated with chronic iron deficiency (e.g., malabsorption, megaloblastic anemia, pregnancy, infants on prolonged milk feeding) should also prompt further investigation. The major conditions to be considered are chronic iron deficiency, thalassemia minor, and anemia of chronic disease. The most frequently used differential tests are the serum iron plus TIBC (considered as one test) and the serum ferritin. Although the serum ferritin test alone may be diagnostic, the test combination is frequently ordered together to save time (since the results of the serum ferritin test may not be conclusive), to help interpret the values obtained, and to provide additional information. Low serum iron levels plus low TIBC suggests chronic disease effect (Table 3-2 and Table 37-2). Low serum iron ...
Serum iron quantification is useful in confirming the diagnosis of iron-deficiency anemia or hemochromatosis. The measurement of total iron binding in the same specimen may facilitate the clinicians ability to distinguish between low serum iron levels caused by iron deficiency from those related to inflammatory neoplastic disorders. The assay for iron measures the amount of iron which is bound to transferrin. The total iron binding capacity (TIBC) measures the amount of iron that would appear in blood if all the transferrin were saturated with iron. It is an indirect measurement of transferrin concentrations but expressed as an iron measurement. To obtain the percent saturation, the serum iron is divided by the TIBC which gives the actual amount of saturated transferrin. The percent saturation is low in iron deficiency and high in iron storage diseases ...
how to reduce silicon dioxide from washing in iron ore, Iron Ore - Mineral Fact Sheets - Australian Mines Atlas It is the fourth most abundant element after oxygen, silicon and aluminium, and , Most iron ores mined today comprise the iron oxide minerals hematite, Fe2O3 , ore mines throughout the world, all the major Australian iron ore mines are open cut , mainly for coal washing, mineral separation, cement manufacture, gas and,Difference Between Iron II Chloride and Iron III Chloride ,, Nov 23, 2020· The key difference between iron II chloride and iron III chloride is that the Fe atom in iron(II) chloride chemical compound has a +2 oxidation state whereas the Fe atom in iron(III) chloride compound has a +3 oxidation state Iron(II) chloride and iron(III) chloride are important inorganic compounds of the chemical element iron (Fe) Iron II chloride is also named as ferrous chloride, and ,Determination of Iron in Ore by Redox Titration, Determination of Iron Ore by Redox Titration If the indicator ...
Objective: To compare the effects of oral ferrous bisglycinate 25 mg iron/day vs. ferrous sulfate 50 mg iron/day in the prevention of iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in pregnant women. Design: Randomized, double-blind, intention-to-treat study. Setting: Antenatal care clinic. Sample: 80 healthy ethnic Danish pregnant women.. Methods: Women were allocated to ferrous bisglycinate 25 mg elemental iron (Aminojern®) (n=40) or ferrous sulfate 50 mg elemental iron (n=40) from 15 to 19 weeks of gestation to delivery. Hematological status (hemoglobin, red blood cell indices) and iron status (plasma iron, plasma transferrin, plasma transferrin saturation, plasma ferritin) were measured at 15-19 weeks (baseline), 27-28 weeks and 36-37 weeks of gestation. Main outcome measures: Occurrence of ID (ferritin ,15 μg/L) and IDA (ferritin ,12 μg/L and hemoglobin ,110 g/L).. Results: At inclusion, there were no significant differences between the bisglycinate and sulfate group concerning ...
Objective: To compare the effects of oral ferrous bisglycinate 25 mg iron/day vs. ferrous sulfate 50 mg iron/day in the prevention of iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in pregnant women. Design: Randomized, double-blind, intention-to-treat study. Setting: Antenatal care clinic. Sample: 80 healthy ethnic Danish pregnant women.. Methods: Women were allocated to ferrous bisglycinate 25 mg elemental iron (Aminojern®) (n=40) or ferrous sulfate 50 mg elemental iron (n=40) from 15 to 19 weeks of gestation to delivery. Hematological status (hemoglobin, red blood cell indices) and iron status (plasma iron, plasma transferrin, plasma transferrin saturation, plasma ferritin) were measured at 15-19 weeks (baseline), 27-28 weeks and 36-37 weeks of gestation. Main outcome measures: Occurrence of ID (ferritin ,15 μg/L) and IDA (ferritin ,12 μg/L and hemoglobin ,110 g/L).. Results: At inclusion, there were no significant differences between the bisglycinate and sulfate group concerning ...
Iron sucrose is dissociated into iron and sucrose by the reticuloendothelial system and iron is transferred form the blood to a bone marrow. The Ferritin the iron storage protein binds and sequesters iron into a nontoxic iron that is easily available. The iron binds to plasma transferring that is carries iron to extracellular fluid to supply to tissues. The transferring receptors presented in membrane binds transferrin iron complex which is then internalized in vesicles iron is released within the cell and transferrin-receptor complex is return to the cell membrane transferrin without iron is then releases to the plasma. The intracellular iron becomes hemoglobin on circulating red blood cells. Transferrin synthesis increased Ferritin production reduced in iron deficiency. ...
In order to preserve a balance between the requirement for iron and its toxicity, plants likely maintain tight control over iron homeostasis. We are interested in identifying factors involved in the regulation of iron uptake and have examined this response in the reference plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Work presented in this thesis examines the role of an essential transcription factor that controls iron uptake responses in the Arabidopsis root. Because iron is an essential nutrient for plant and human nutrition, improvements in our understanding of how plants assimilate iron from the soil will have implications for both agriculture and human health. We report the identification of the transcription factor FIT1 ( Fe-deficiency Induced Transcription factor 1 ), which is required for a proper iron deficiency response. fit1 loss of function plants exhibit severe chlorosis indicative of iron starvation and die at the seedling stage. The ability to rescue this growth phenotype through iron ...
In order to preserve a balance between the requirement for iron and its toxicity, plants likely maintain tight control over iron homeostasis. We are interested in identifying factors involved in the regulation of iron uptake and have examined this response in the reference plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Work presented in this thesis examines the role of an essential transcription factor that controls iron uptake responses in the Arabidopsis root. Because iron is an essential nutrient for plant and human nutrition, improvements in our understanding of how plants assimilate iron from the soil will have implications for both agriculture and human health. We report the identification of the transcription factor FIT1 ( Fe-deficiency Induced Transcription factor 1 ), which is required for a proper iron deficiency response. fit1 loss of function plants exhibit severe chlorosis indicative of iron starvation and die at the seedling stage. The ability to rescue this growth phenotype through iron ...
Several additional nonspecific studies may correlate with toxic clinical course, including elevated serum glucose (,150 mcg/dL) and leukocytosis (,15,000/mm3), but these tests are not sensitive or specific enough to have clinical utility.. In iron toxicity, iron exceeds total iron binding capacity (TIBC); however, measurement of TIBC and the ratio of iron to TIBC are not recommended because of limitations in the methodology. In the TIBC assay, excess iron is added to serum to bind all available iron-binding sites. Then excess unbound iron is removed by an absorbent material prior to measurement of bound iron. In the presence of excess endogenous iron, this material may be insufficient to remove all iron, leading to a false increase in TIBC.. DFO binds free iron, creating ferrioxamine, which is excreted in urine. Urine containing ferrioxamine may be brick orange or vin rose color. DFO challenge tests consist of administering an intramuscular dose of DFO and using the appearance of a vin rose ...
Hepcidin is an antimicrobial peptide mainly sythesized in hepatocytes and released into circulation as a prohormone. Recent evidence shows that hepcidin is the hormone regulating of iron homeostasis in the body. The lack of the hepcidin expression results in iron overload and overexpression of the hepcidin has been associated with iron deficiency anemia. The synthesis of the hepcidin is stimu- lated by high iron diet or inflammation and it is decreased by low iron diet, anemia or hypoxia. Evidence indicates that hepcidin is the negative regulator of iron absorption and iron release from macrophages of the reticuloendothelial system. The relationship between iron and hepcidin is disrupted in patients with hemochromatosis and anemia of chronic disease. The exact understanding the role of the hepcidin could lead to new therapies for disorders of the iron metabolism.. ...
Of the mothers, we classified 10 [5%] as having iron deficiency anaemia. The haemoglobin concentration and MCV were higher in the neonates than in their mothers but the MCHC was no different. Serum iron was much higher and total iron binding capacity much lower in the babies whose transferrin saturation was 72% compared with 14% for their mothers. There was a weak relationship between maternal and neonatal haemoglobin concentration and a direct relationship between fetal and maternal serum iron, but no relationship between maternal and fetal serum ferritin concentrations. It is suggested that it is the fetus which largely controls the movement of iron across the placenta with only a little control exerted by maternal serum iron level, and that cord ferritin is not a good indicator of fetal iron stores ...
Human iron metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that maintain human homeostasis of iron at both the systemic and cellular level. The control of this necessary but potentially toxic metal is an important part of many aspects of human health and disease. Hematologists have been especially interested in systemic iron metabolism because iron is essential for red blood cells, where most of the human bodys iron is contained. Understanding iron metabolism is also important for understanding diseases of iron overload, such as hereditary hemochromatosis, and iron deficiency, such as iron deficiency anemia. Iron is an essential bioelement for most forms of life, from bacteria to mammals. Its importance lies in its ability to mediate electron transfer. In the ferrous state, iron acts as an electron donor, while in the ferric state it acts as an acceptor. Thus, iron plays a vital role in the catalysis of enzymatic reactions that involve electron transfer (reduction and oxidation, redox). Proteins ...
Study aim: To assess the prevalence of iron deficiency in competitive male athletes.Material and methods: In total, 90 elite athletes practicing judo, rowing, pentathlon, volleyball, kayaking and biathlon, aged 16-33 years, were studied. Blood morphology indices: haemoglobin concentration (Hb), hematocrit (Hct), red blood cell count (RBC), leucocyte count (WBC), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) were determined. The concentrations of ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) and iron, as well as total iron binding capacity (TIBC), were determined in serum. Additionally, erythropoietin (EPO) was assayed in subjects with elevated sTfR levels.Results: In no case iron-deficiency anaemia was found, but in 43% of subjects iron deficiency was detected. This included first stage of iron deficiency (iron depletion; ID) in 13% of subjects (ferritin ,20 μg/L), and iron-deficient erythropoiesis (IDE) in 30% of ...
Physiology & Pathophysiology Of Iron Metabolism A JASPERS CHU Liège. Iron metabolism Swinkels, Clin Chem Hepcidin Andrews, Blood Hepcidin. Regulation of hepcidin Poli, Front Pharmacol ↗hepcidin if: Inflammation - ↗iron stores. Regulation of hepcidin Kautz, Nat Gen Physiology of Iron Metabolism Transfus Med Hemother ;- teins such as Mb, cytochromes, or other ferroproteins. Only about 3 mg are bound to plasma Tf and constitute the mobile iron compartment which supplies the various intracellular iron stores. Figure 2 presents the main steps of iron metabolism. Bottom Line: Iron Physiology and Pathophysiology in Humans is a collection of state-of-the-art reviews on iron metabolism in health and disease by outstanding experts in the field. For the specialized hepatologist, it is a great resource of up-to-date information on the basics of iron transport, regulation, metabolism, or bran-online.info: Christoph Gasche. PDF , 45 minutes read , A revolution occurred during the last decade in the ...
Iron deficiency is common worldwide and is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. The increasing prevalence of indiscriminate iron supplementation during pregnancy also raises concerns about the potential adverse effects of iron excess. We examined how maternal iron status affects the delivery of iron to the placenta and fetus. Using mouse models, we documented maternal homeostatic mechanisms that protect the placenta and fetus from maternal iron excess. We determined that under physiological conditions or in iron deficiency, fetal and placental hepcidin did not regulate fetal iron endowment. With maternal iron deficiency, critical transporters mediating placental iron uptake (transferrin receptor 1 [TFR1]) and export (ferroportin [FPN]) were strongly regulated. In mice, not only was TFR1 increased, but FPN was surprisingly decreased to preserve placental iron in the face of fetal iron deficiency. In human placentas from pregnancies with mild iron deficiency, TFR1 was increased, but there ...
Iron deficiency is common worldwide and is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. The increasing prevalence of indiscriminate iron supplementation during pregnancy also raises concerns about the potential adverse effects of iron excess. We examined how maternal iron status affects the delivery of iron to the placenta and fetus. Using mouse models, we documented maternal homeostatic mechanisms that protect the placenta and fetus from maternal iron excess. We determined that under physiological conditions or in iron deficiency, fetal and placental hepcidin did not regulate fetal iron endowment. With maternal iron deficiency, critical transporters mediating placental iron uptake (transferrin receptor 1 [TFR1]) and export (ferroportin [FPN]) were strongly regulated. In mice, not only was TFR1 increased, but FPN was surprisingly decreased to preserve placental iron in the face of fetal iron deficiency. In human placentas from pregnancies with mild iron deficiency, TFR1 was increased, but there ...
The liver plays a major role in iron homeostasis; thus, in patients with chronic liver disease, iron regulation may be disturbed. Higher iron levels are present not only in patients with hereditary hemochromatosis, but also in those with alcoholic liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and hepatitis C viral infection. Chronic liver disease decreases the synthetic functions of the liver, including the production of hepcidin, a key protein in iron metabolism. Lower levels of hepcidin result in iron overload, which leads to iron deposits in the liver and higher levels of non-transferrin-bound iron in the bloodstream. Iron combined with reactive oxygen species leads to an increase in hydroxyl radicals, which are responsible for phospholipid peroxidation, oxidation of amino acid side chains, DNA strain breaks, and protein fragmentation. Iron-induced cellular damage may be prevented by regulating the production of hepcidin or by administering hepcidin agonists. Both of these methods have ...
The liver plays a major role in iron homeostasis; thus, in patients with chronic liver disease, iron regulation may be disturbed. Higher iron levels are present not only in patients with hereditary hemochromatosis, but also in those with alcoholic liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and hepatitis C viral infection. Chronic liver disease decreases the synthetic functions of the liver, including the production of hepcidin, a key protein in iron metabolism. Lower levels of hepcidin result in iron overload, which leads to iron deposits in the liver and higher levels of non-transferrin-bound iron in the bloodstream. Iron combined with reactive oxygen species leads to an increase in hydroxyl radicals, which are responsible for phospholipid peroxidation, oxidation of amino acid side chains, DNA strain breaks, and protein fragmentation. Iron-induced cellular damage may be prevented by regulating the production of hepcidin or by administering hepcidin agonists. Both of these methods have ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Host-Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis interactome reveals a novel iron assimilation mechanism linked to nitric oxide stress during early infection. AU - Lamont, Elise A. AU - Xu, Wayne W.. AU - Sreevatsan, Srinand. PY - 2013/10/10. Y1 - 2013/10/10. N2 - Background: The initial interaction between host cell and pathogen sets the stage for the ensuing infection and ultimately determine the course of disease. However, there is limited knowledge of the transcripts utilized by host and pathogen and how they may impact one another during this critical step. The purpose of this study was to create a host-Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) interactome for early infection in an epithelium-macrophage co-culture system using RNA-seq.Results: Establishment of the host-MAP interactome revealed a novel iron assimilation system for carboxymycobactin. Iron assimilation is linked to nitric oxide synthase-2 production by the host and subsequent nitric oxide buildup. Iron ...
Top up your iron levels. The body does not produce iron so iron is provided through dietary intake. Eating an iron-rich diet is the best way to maintain sufficient iron levels. However, there are times when the body has an increased demand for iron or when a persons diet is not able to provide them with all the iron they need. In these cases, an iron supplement can be beneficial.. Spatone® pur-Absorb Iron is a unique 100% natural iron containing water sourced from the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia National Park. Since pur-Absorb has a higher absorption rate than many traditional iron supplements, the right amount of iron can be delivered in a lower, more gentle dose. A lower dose of iron means you are less likely to experience side effects. Its easy. LESS is more. When consuming a lower dose of iron like pur-Absorb, side effects often associated with conventional iron supplements such as constipation, stomach irritation or headaches become far less likely. Each highly absorbable packet of ...
Adherence to iron supplementation can be compromised due to side effects, and these limit blinding in studies of iron deficiency. No studies have reported an efficacious iron dose that allows participants to remain blinded. This pilot study aimed to determine a ferrous sulfate dose that improves iron stores, while minimising side effects and enabling blinding. A double-blinded RCT was conducted in 32 women (18-35 years): 24 with latent iron deficiency (serum ferritin < 20 µg/L) and 8 iron sufficient controls. Participants with latent iron deficiency were randomised to 60 mg or 80 mg elemental iron or to placebo, for 16 weeks. The iron sufficient control group took placebo. Treatment groups (60 mg n = 7 and 80 mg n = 6) had significantly higher ferritin change scores than placebo groups (iron deficient n = 5 and iron sufficient n = 6), F(1, 23) = 8.46, p ≤ 0.01. Of the 24 who completed the trial, 10 participants (77%) on iron reported side effects, compared with 5 (45%) on placebo, but there were
TY - JOUR. T1 - Do oligodendrocytes mediate iron regulation in the human brain?. AU - Gerber, Megan R.. AU - Connor, James R.. PY - 1989/7. Y1 - 1989/7. N2 - We used immunohistochemical studies to demonstrate that transferrin (the iron mobilization protein) and ferritin (the iron storage protein) are specifically localized in oligodendrocytes in gray and white matter of the human central nervous system. In addition, iron is also localized predominantly in oligodendrocytes. Oligodendrocytes have been well established as the cells responsible for myelin production in the central nervous system. The results of this study suggest that oligodendrocytes (or a subpopulation of oligodendrocytes) might have the additional function of mediating iron mobilization and storage in the central nervous system.. AB - We used immunohistochemical studies to demonstrate that transferrin (the iron mobilization protein) and ferritin (the iron storage protein) are specifically localized in oligodendrocytes in gray and ...
The aim of this study was to investigate serum iron parameters, and copper and iron deficiency anemia in ewes infected with gastro- intestinal parasites. This study was conducted with 60 pregnant Akkaraman ewes. In the statistical analyses, values obtained from both parasite infected and uninfected ewes were compared. Significant decreases were observed in PCV (P < 0.05), Hb (P < 0.05), RBC (P < 0.05), total protein (P < 0.05), albumin (P < 0.05), globulin (P < 0.05), and MCHC (P < 0.01), and a significant increase was seen in the WBC value (P < 0.05) in the parasite infected group. Furthermore, the parasite infected group had lower serum Fe (P < 0.001), TS % (P < 0.001), and serum Cu (P < 0.01) levels, and had higher UIBC values (P < 0.05) compared to the values obtain from the uninfected group. Therefore, in addition to antiparasite drug treatment in parasite infected pregnant ewes, iron preparations should also be administered in order to treat iron deficiency. ...
The ability of Candida albicans to acquire iron from the hostile environment of the host is known to be necessary for virulence and appears to be achieved using a similar system to that described for Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In S. cerevisiae, high-affinity iron uptake is dependent upon the acquisition of copper. The authors have previously identified a C. albicans gene (CaCTR1) that encodes a copper transporter. Deletion of this gene results in a mutant strain that grows predominantly as pseudohyphae and displays aberrant morphology in low-copper conditions. This paper demonstrates that invasive growth by C. albicans is induced by low-copper conditions and that this is augmented in a Cactr1-null strain. It also shows that deletion of CaCTR1 results in defective iron uptake. In S. cerevisiae, genes that facilitate high-affinity copper uptake are controlled by a copper-sensing transactivator, ScMac1p. The authors have now identified a C. albicans gene (CaMAC1) that encodes a copper-sensing ...
Iron is an essential element that has a number of fundamental roles in cellular biochemistry and metabolism. These include oxygen binding to heme proteins and the formation of active centres in enzymes involved in the mitochondrial electron transport chain (De Silva et al., 1996; Aisen et al., 2001). Iron can also vary its redox state and can be rapidly oxidised from Fe2+ to Fe3+ (ferrous to ferric iron) in the presence of oxygen. This reaction generates the superoxide anion, which through a series of redox reactions leads to the generation of toxic hydroxyl radicals (the Haber-Weiss reactions; De Silva et al., 1996; Aisen et al., 2001). Thus iron can be both toxic and beneficial to organisms, and iron status in the body must be carefully regulated to provide sufficient iron for biological functions, whilst avoiding excess Fe2+ which can lead to oxidative stress.. Fish acquire iron predominantly from the diet, and with negligible iron uptake at the gills compared with the gut (Andersen, 1997; ...
Iron III oxide mixed with aluminium powder can be ignited to create a thermite reaction , used in welding large iron parts like rails and purifying ores.. Iron III oxide and oxyhidroxide are used as reddish and ocher pigments. Iron III chloride finds use in water purification and sewage treatment , in the dyeing of cloth, as a coloring agent in paints, as an additive in animal feed, and as an etchant for copper in the manufacture of printed circuit boards.. Iron II sulfate is used as a precursor to other iron compounds. It is also used to reduce chromate in cement. It is used to fortify foods and treat iron deficiency anemia.. Iron III sulfate is used in settling minute sewage particles in tank water. Iron II chloride is used as a reducing flocculating agent, in the formation of iron complexes and magnetic iron oxides, and as a reducing agent in organic synthesis.. Iron is required for life. Iron-containing proteins participate in transport, storage and used of oxygen. Examples of ...
phdthesis{4e5591f6-d860-4167-ad67-9f7db4a461e7, abstract = {The overall aim of this thesis was to describe the prevalence of iron deficiency (ID) and factors influencing iron status and iron intake among otherwise healthy children. The specific aim in paper I+II was to describe the prevalence of ID among 2 ½-year-old children in relation to intake of cows milk and follow-on formula. The design in the first two papers were cross-sectional and 367 2 ½-year-old children participated. Data collection included blood samples in order to determine the childs iron status and the parents were asked to estimate the childs intake of cows milk and follow-on formula. The results showed that ten percent of the children were iron deficient, with or without anaemia, and received iron treatment. Transferrin receptor levels were measured and 14% had elevated levels indicating an iron need in the cell. The intake of cows milk was significantly higher among children with iron deficiency than among those with ...
Elevated plasma levels of FVIII are emerging as one of the strongest risk factors for VTE in the general population.5 6 In health, genetic determinants of FVIII levels are primarily dependent on levels of its carrier protein vWF.7 The key findings from the current study are the identification of low serum iron levels as a potentially reversible biomarker for high FVIII levels and clinical VTE. These associations appear to operate independently to levels of vWF, or the inflammatory precipitants that are known to be associated with elevated FVIII and thromboembolic risk. Although the data were obtained in a specific patient group, they are supported by limited data from the general population literature that link iron deficiency or haemorrhage-associated anaemia with venous thromboses.18-20. The major strength of our study was the consistent timing of blood samples to late afternoon or lunchtime, capturing the time of daytime peaks of serum iron and TfSI (online supplementary figure 1). This is ...
Background: A close association has been found between serum lipoprotein abnormalities and the risk of atherosclerosis. In adults, high stored body iron, high serum iron concentrations and low iron binding capacity were found to be risk factors for coronary heart disease. Iron-deficient diets have caused contradictory lipid changes in rats. This report investigates the relationships between iron deficiency, macronutrient intake and the serum lipid and lipoprotein profiles in children with iron deficiency anemia (IDA). ...
Background: High body iron store has been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D); it remains unknown whether the genetic variants related to body iron status affect T2D risk. We aimed at comprehensively investigating the associations between the genetic variants related to body iron status and the T2D risk. Methodology/Principal Findings Six common SNPs related to body iron status from recent genome-wide association (GWA) studies were determined in the Nurses Health Study (NHS; 1,467 diabetic cases and 1,754 controls) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS; 1,124, diabetic cases and 1,298 controls). Plasma levels of ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), and transferrin were measured in NHS. Significant associations were observed for loci in TPMRSS6 with sTfR (P = 3.47×10−6), TF with transferrin (P = 0.0002 to 1.72×10−10); and HFE with ferritin (P = 0.017 to 1.6×10−8), sTfR (P = 0.007 to 7.9×10−6), and transferrin (P = 0.006 to 0.0007). The ...
Are these mildly elevated hepcidin concentrations functionally important, i.e. do they reduce the availability of iron for erythropoiesis? We recently showed in an experimental human malaria model that even a mild increase in serum hepcidin, to concentrations in the range of those observed in the current study, induces hypoferremia and a steep fall in the hemoglobin content of reticulocytes, which is suggestive of impaired iron incorporation in hemoglobin.12 Moreover, the lower values of hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume, serum iron concentration and transferrin saturation in children with asymptomatic parasitemia also support the presence of functional iron deficiency. Since asymptomatic P. falciparum and P. vivax parasitemia are chronic and relapsing conditions, a possible delocalization of iron with iron retention in monocytes/macrophages may theoretically increase the risk of anemia and of infections with intracellular bacteria (e.g. Salmonella and Mycobacteria spp.), which are extremely ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hemolysis Is Responsible for Elevation of Serum Iron Concentration After Regular Exercises in Judo Athletes. AU - Nishiie-Yano, Rina. AU - Hirayama, Satoshi. AU - Tamura, Masahiro. AU - Kanemochi, Takumi. AU - Ueno, Tsuyoshi. AU - Hirayama, Akiko. AU - Hori, Atsushi. AU - Ai, Tomohiko. AU - Hirose, Nobuyoshi. AU - Miida, Takashi. PY - 2020/9/1. Y1 - 2020/9/1. N2 - Serum iron concentration increases in marathon athletes after running due to mechanical destruction of red blood cells (hemolysis). This study was performed to examine whether serum iron concentration increases after regular Judo exercise, and if so, whether such post-exercise iron increase is caused by hemolysis. We examined biochemical parameters related to red blood cell and iron metabolism in 16 male competitive Judo athletes before and after traditional exercise training composed of basic movements and freestyle matchup. The parameters were adjusted for changes in plasma volume based on simultaneously measured ...
Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world , with highest rates in pregnant women and young children. Despite the magnitude and severity of iron deficiency, there remains gaps in our knowledge of iron metabolism. Hepcidin is a key regulator of iron homeostasis yet limited data is available on its role during pregnancy. Although our knowledge of non-heme iron metabolism has increased substantially in recent years, the mechanisms regulating heme iron metabolism remain elusive. The overall goal o f this research is to further understand the primary determinants of iron absorption and placental iron transfer in women of childbearing age. To address these issues stable iron isotopes (57Fe and 58Fe) were used to measure iron absorption in non-pregnant (ages 18-32 years, n = 30) and pregnant (ages 16-32 years, n = 20) subjects and placental iron transfer in pregnant women. Nonheme iron absorption was inversely associated with iron status and serum hepcidin. However, heme ...
Iron has been shown to be important in ischaemic, immune and toxic forms of tissue injury in various organs. Although it is generally accepted that iron participates in the generation of powerful oxidant species (e.g. hydroxyl radicals) there has not been any direct evidence that iron capable of catalysing free-radical reactions is increased in tissues in these models of injury. In the present study we demonstrate that ischaemia/reperfusion injury to the kidney results in no significant change in total, nonhaem or ferritin iron levels, but there is a marked and specific increase in bleomycin-detectable iron (capable of catalysing free-radical reactions) in the kidney. The increase in bleomycin-detectable iron is observed only after reperfusion but not during the ischaemic period. In a separate study we demonstrate that despite a drastic reduction in the iron content in the kidney, as a result of feeding an iron-deficient diet, there is a similar and a marked increase in the bleomycin-detectable ...
Iron is found in meat, dried fruit and some vegetables. It is used by the body to make haemoglobin, which helps store and carry oxygen in red blood cells (see box, left). Haemoglobin transports oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. If there is a lack of iron in the blood, the organs and tissues will not get as much oxygen as they usually do.. How common is iron deficiency anaemia?. Iron deficiency anaemia affects up to 1 in 20 men and 1 in 20 post-menopausal women (after a womans menstrual periods have stopped). Iron deficiency anaemia is more common in women who are still menstruating (having periods). This is because menstruation and pregnancy can cause iron deficiency. Outlook. Treatment for iron deficiency anaemia involves increasing dietary iron intake or taking iron supplements to replace the missing iron in the body. This is usually very effective and the condition rarely causes any serious complications. If you have iron deficiency anaemia, you may need to be monitored to check ...
Background: Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) is a central sensor of nutrient availability and cellular stress and is implicated in carcinogenesis and acceleration of aging. Since iron is a required nutritional element, we assessed the role of mTOR in regulation of cellular iron homeostasis.. Methods and Results: To determine whether mTOR regulates iron homeostasis, we analyzed the expression of genes necessary for cellular iron uptake, storage, mitochondrial handling and export with mTOR modulation. Pharmacologic inhibition of mTOR with rapamycin decreased expression of several iron-regulatory genes in mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) and led to accumulation of heme and non-heme iron in H9C2 cardiac myoblasts. Constitutive activation of mTOR by genetic ablation of its inhibitor in TSC2−/− MEFs enhanced the expression of the above genes and decreased cellular iron content; both findings were reversible with rapamycin treatment. To study the mechanism of iron regulation by mTOR, we ...
The objectives of the present study were to determine iron nutritional status among female Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) students and the differences in dietary iron intake between respondents with and without anaemia. A total of 436 female UMS students of aged 19-26 years were recruited in this study. Iron nutritional status was determined by measuring haemoglobin concentration via gravimetric technique while dietary intake data was obtained through semi-quantitative questionnaire (FFQ) modified from Malaysian Adults Nutrition Survey (MANS) 2003. Anaemia was determined using a single biochemical lndicator, which was Hb,12.5g/dL. Prevalence of anaemia was 50.5% in the present study, which was higher than the estimated global prevalence of 30.2%. Most anaemic female students (n=207,94.1%) were unaware they had Hb,12.5g/dL prior to this study. Malays recorded the highest prevalence of anaemia (53.40%), followed by Kadazans (50.8%) and Chinese (44.5%). The mean dietary iron intake of ...
In the presence of ferrous ions (Fe2+), the anti-tumour agent bleomycin will induce DNA degradation. Degradation of DNA into substances detectable by the thiobarbituric acid test has been used previously for the detection of iron in a form that is capable of catalysing the formation of the potentially harmful hydroxyl free radical. In the present paper, we describe the application of the ethidium-binding assay of DNA damage to the measurement of bleomycin-detectable iron, comparing its performance with the conventional method in the assessment of iron standard solutions and plasma samples from haemochromatosis patients. The ethidium-binding assay proved to be more responsive than the thiobarbituric acid test in the detection of DNA damage induced by very low concentrations of iron, but became saturated at higher iron concentrations. Agreement between the two versions of the assay in the identification of plasma samples containing bleomycin-detectable iron was good, but agreement on the actual ...
A virulent strain of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, subgroup Pontiac, was grown in continuous culture at a constant growth rate under iron-replete and iron-limited conditions. Iron limitation was achieved by the removal of ferrous sulfate and hemin from the chemically defined medium. Residual contaminating iron, 0.45 microM, was sufficient to support iron-limited growth. Typical iron-replete cultures metabolized 3.3 microM iron. Serine provided the principal source of carbon and energy for both cultures, although iron-replete cultures also depleted a number of other amino acids. There was a 40% decrease in culture biomass under iron-restricted conditions. Iron limitation did not significantly affect carbohydrate metabolism, with the molar growth yield for carbon (Ycarbon) comparable for both cultures. However, under iron-limited conditions a sixfold increase in Yiron correlated with a significant decrease in the iron content of the biomass, as the culture utilized the available iron more ...
Iron deficiency anemia treatment is usually very simple. One of the most common iron deficiency anemia treatments is to take an iron supplement. The supplement will increase the amount of iron in the body and feed it to the hemoglobin. More hemoglobin will produce and it will work properly. This will allow the red blood cells to transport the oxygen throughout the body. Another iron deficiency anemia treatment is change in diet. Adding some iron-rich food will help your iron level increase. Red meat, eggs, leafy greens and beans are examples of food that have a high amount of iron in it. In some cases, you may experience blood loss caused by the disorder. If this is the case, the only iron deficiency anemia treatment that will completely work is a blood transfusion. Doctors do not like to perform these and only use them in severe cases, but sometimes they are needed. The transfusion will replace the blood loss and in doing so, will give the body a sufficient amount of healthy red blood cells. ...
Aspergillus fumigatus is the most common airborne fungal pathogen of humans, causing life-threatening invasive disease in immunocompromised patients. The limitations of therapeutic intervention are reflected in mortality rates, dependent primarily on the immune status of the host, of up to 90% (1, 2). The importance of the host immune status has been underlined by the lack of identified specific virulence attributes in A. fumigatus (1, 3-6). Limiting access to essential nutrients is an often overlooked aspect of innate immunity (7). Iron is essential for most organisms, suggesting that its acquisition in vivo may be required for A. fumigatus to cause disease (8-10). Iron uptake systems are often required for bacterial and yeast virulence (11, 12).. Fungi have evolved various strategies, often used in parallel, to acquire iron. These include two high affinity uptake mechanisms, reductive iron assimilation, and siderophore-assisted iron mobilization (8-10). Siderophores are low molecular mass, ...
Iron is an essential component of the production of healthy RBCs, and iron stores must be maintained for the ongoing production of RBCs by the bone marrow. Iron deficiency anemia can develop as a result of depleted iron stores from chronic blood loss, increased demands for iron as seen in periods of growth (e.g., in infancy and adolescence ), or malabsorption of iron even when foods or supplements are supplying adequate amounts. It is accepted that iron is hard to absorb; this, in combination with diets that may not meet daily requirements, is a common route to iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. Iron can also be lost through strenuous exercise and heavy perspiration, poor digestion, frequent consumption of antacids, long-term illness, heavy menstrual cycles, and other causes. Infancy is a period of increased risk for iron deficiency because dietary iron may not be adequate for the rapid growth of the child in the first two years of life, an example of increased demand. The human infant ...
Iron overload is a severe complication of multiple blood transfusions. As the body has no physiologic mechanism for clearing iron, repeated transfusions cause iron accumulation in organs and lead to iron toxicity. Accurate assessment of iron overload is paramount to quantify excessive iron accumulation and to monitor response to iron chelation therapy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods have been used to noninvasively measure hepatic iron concentration (HIC). Although MRI-based measurements of transverse relaxation rates (R2 and R2*) accurately predict biopsy-proven HICs below 15 mg Fe/g, previous studies have shown that their precision is limited for HICs above 15 mg Fe/g and inaccurate above 25 mg Fe/g. Current R2* gradient-echo (GRE) MR techniques fail occasionally for very high iron overloads (HIC ~ 15-25 mg Fe/g) and always for massive iron overloads (HIC , 25 mg Fe/g) because R2* is so high that the MR signal decays before it can be measured accurately.. Overall accrual: 235 (200 ...
Abstract. The relationship between plasma iron, transferrin saturation, and plasma iron turnover was studied in 53 normal subjects whose transferrin saturation
If your iron levels get particularly low, you can develop iron deficiency anaemia. This is when you dont have enough iron for your body to make enough fully working red blood cells to carry the normal amounts of oxygen around your body. Having iron deficiency anaemia can affect your pregnancy and the growth of your baby,3 and you will likely be checked for anaemia as part of your normal pregnancy screening tests.. Signs that you may have low iron levels and/or iron deficiency anaemia, include feeling listless or washed out, looking pale or feeling breathless. Cravings are often joked about during pregnancy - dashing out for ice-cream in the middle of the night or a never ending desire for pickled onions. But having iron deficiency anaemia can also cause you to crave strange things, including ice, or even dirt. If you feel your cravings are becoming unusual, or you think you have any of the other signs of iron deficiency such as faintness or feeling fatigued4, you should talk to your doctor who ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hemochromatosis protein (HFE) and tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2) influence tissue iron levels. T2 - Elements of a common gut pathway?. AU - Meyer, Paul N.. AU - Gerhard, Glenn S.. AU - Yoshida, Yukinori. AU - Yoshida, Mika. AU - Chorney, Karen A.. AU - Beard, John. AU - Kauffman, Elizabeth J.. AU - Weiss, Günter. AU - Chorney, Michael J.. PY - 2002/1/1. Y1 - 2002/1/1. N2 - Quantitative genetic analysis of hepatic and splenic iron levels in recombinant inbred mice yielded a quantitative trait locus that was found to coincide with the genomic locale encompassing the tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 gene (Tnfr2). When fed an iron-enriched diet, mice nullizygous with respect to Tnfr2, but not the Tnfr1 gene, showed a significant increase in splenic non-heme iron levels. This result contrasted with mice deficient in the hemochromatosis protein, HFE, which demonstrated a significant increase in normally high hepatic iron levels, but no change in splenic iron, when fed an ...
Serum ferritin is a sensitive indicator of available iron stores (1), but in certain instances it cannot be used in diagnosis, e.g., in anemias of chronic disease, infections, inflammation, liver disease, and malignancies (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7). Iron stores may be normal or increased, though accompanied by increased serum ferritin, in anemias of chronic disorders, aplastic anemia, sideroblastic anemia, and chronic hemolytic anemia. Because ferritin is also a positive acute-phase reactant protein that is increased in inflammation (2), serum ferritin concentration is not a reliable index of available iron stores in individuals with chronic diseases. There is no information, however, on whether ferritin can be used as a marker of available iron stores in the anemia of copper deficiency.. Unlike iron-deficiency anemia, in which body iron stores are usually depleted as evidenced by diminished serum ferritin concentrations, anemia of copper deficiency (8)(9)(10) results from increased hepatic iron stores ...
Anemia occurs when you have a level of red blood cells (RBCs) in your blood that is lower than normal. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia, and it occurs when your body doesnt have enough of the mineral iron. Your body needs iron to make a protein called hemoglobin. This protein is responsible for carrying oxygen to your bodys tissues, which is essential for your tissues and muscles to function effectively. When there isnt enough iron in your blood stream, the rest of your body cant get the amount of oxygen it needs. In women of childbearing age, the most common cause of iron deficiency anemia is a loss of iron in the blood due to heavy menstruation or pregnancy. A poor diet or certain intestinal diseases that affect how the body absorbs iron can also cause iron deficiency anemia. Doctors normally treat the condition with iron supplements or changes to diet ...
Ferritins are iron-storage proteins that accumulate in plastids during seed formation, and also in leaves during senescence or iron overload. Iron release from ferritins occurs during growth of seedlings and greening of plastids. Depending on the concentration of the reducing agent ascorbate, either an overall iron release or uptake by ferritins from iron(III) citrate may occur. We have designed methods to measure these simultaneous and independent uptake and release fluxes. Each individual step of the exchange was studied using different iron chelates and an excess of ligand. It is shown that: (i) the chelated form of iron, and not ionic Fe3+, is the substrate for iron reduction, which controls the subsequent uptake by ferritin; (ii) iron uptake by ferritins is faster at pH 8.4 than at pH 7 or 6 and is inhibited by an excess of strongly binding free ligands; and (iii) strongly binding free ligands are inhibitory during iron release by ascorbate. When reactions are allowed to proceed ...
Objective: Iron overload is a serious, potentially fatal disorder characterized by the deposition of excess iron within tissues leading to functional impairment and reduced life expectancy. The present study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of melatonin in protecting rats against iron overload-induced toxicity.. Methods: Twenty-four adult male rats were randomly divided into four groups: the control, iron overload group, melatonin group and iron overload+melatonin group. Rats received ferric hydroxide poly maltose at a dose of 50 mg/kg body weight (three doses per week) for four weeks through intra peritoneal injections and received the melatonin subcutaneously (10 mg/kg/day) for four weeks.. Results: In iron overloaded rats, the iron status markers: serum, hepatic and renal tissues iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), transferrin and transferrin saturation percentage (TS %) were significantly increased, while a marked decrease in Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity (UIBC) was ...
Define iron-storage disease. iron-storage disease synonyms, iron-storage disease pronunciation, iron-storage disease translation, English dictionary definition of iron-storage disease. Noun 1. iron-storage disease - pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus...
Vulpe C.D., Kuo Y.M., Murphy T.L., Cowley L., Askwith C., Libina N., Gitschier J., Anderson G.J.. Iron is essential for many cellular functions; consequently, disturbances of iron homeostasis, leading to either iron deficiency or iron overload, can have significant clinical consequences. Despite the clinical prevalence of these disorders, the mechanism by which dietary iron is absorbed into the body is poorly understood. We have identified a key component in intestinal iron transport by study of the sex-linked anaemia (sla) mouse, which has a block in intestinal iron transport. Mice carrying the sla mutation develop moderate to severe microcytic hypochromic anaemia. Although these mice take up iron from the intestinal lumen into mature epithelial cells normally, the subsequent exit of iron into the circulation is diminished. As a result, iron accumulates in enterocytes and is lost during turnover of the intestinal epithelium. Biochemical studies have failed to identify the underlying difference ...
Objective: Iron deficiency still remains the most common nutritional deficiency throughout the world and is the leading cause of anaemia in children. Early recognition of iron deficiency, even before the development of anaemia is crucial to prevent the systemic complications of this disease. Methods: Ninety-seven school children between 5 and 16 years were stratified into prelatent iron deficiency (10 cases), latent iron deficiency (14 cases), overt iron deficiency anemia (13 cases), and controls (60 cases). All hemograms were performed on the same day of collection using the same Sysmex XE-2100 analyzer with reticulocyte indices included. Biochemical markers such serum iron, total iron binding capacity and percent saturation (calculated) in addition to serum ferritin and serum transferrin receptors were simultaneously measured. Data analysis was done using ANOVA test, generalized linear regression, and ROC curve. Results: Our study indicates that a panel based on hematologic parameters ...
To identify the mechanism through which nanoparticulate zero-valent iron (nZVI; Fe0(s)) damages cells, a series of experiments were conducted in which nZVI in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) was exposed to oxygen in the presence and absence of human bronchial epithelial cells. When nZVI is added to PBS, a burst of oxidants is produced as Fe0 and ferrous iron (Fe[II]) are converted to ferric iron (Fe[III]). Cytotoxicity and internal reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in cells exposed to nZVI is equivalent to the response observed when cells are exposed to the same concentration of dissolved Fe(II). Experiments conducted in the absence of cells indicate that the oxidant produced during Fe(II) oxidation reacts with methanol and dimethyl sulfoxide, but not with compounds such as tert-butanol and benzoate that react exclusively with hydroxyl radical. The role of reactive oxidants produced during Fe(II) oxidation in cytotoxicity and internal ROS production is further supported by experiments in ...
Orissa Iron Ore Craton (SOIOC) hosts major hematite iron ore deposits in eastern India. Noamundi, Joda, Khondbond, Bolani, Barsua, Gua, Kiriburu and Meghataburu are the major deposits in this region. Lumps and fines are in the ratio of 50:50 and the high Received 18 February 2008. Accepted for publication 20 May 2009.Mineralogy of Iron Ores of Different Alumina Levels from ...rite etc. with complex chemical formulae. The main impurities in iron ore are SiO 2, Al 2O 3, S, P, TiO 2, and Na 2O & K 2O. Each steel company has its own blast furnace practice and the impact of these impurities varies accor-dingly. Iron ore is being used for iron and steel production. It is being used in two forms, lump and fines. Thehardness of sand and iron ore - perfect-placeshardness of sand and iron ore chromite ore hardness or you want to get the price of products of crushing grinding sand making etc Iron Chromium Oxide chromite ore hardness Know More hardness of iron ore minerals Iron ore Wikipedia the free ...
The molecular mechanisms by which iron is physiologically transported trough the cellular membranes are still only partially understood. Several studies indicate that a reduction step of ferric iron to ferrous is necessary, both in the case of transferrin-mediated and transferrin-independent iron uptake. Recent studies from our laboratory described gamma-glutamyltransferase activity (GGT) as a factor capable to effect iron reduction in the cell microenvironment. GGT is located on the outer aspect of plasma membrane of most cell types, and is often expressed at high levels in malignant tumors and their metastases. The present study was aimed at verifying the possibility that GGT-mediated iron reduction may participate in the process of cellular iron uptake. Four distinct human tumor cell lines, exhibiting different levels of GGT activity, were studied. The uptake of transferrin-bound iron was investigated by using 55Fe-loaded transferrin, as well as by monitoring fluorimetrically the intracellular iron
Background and Methods The involvement of iron in the risk for, and complications of, type 2 diabetes has generated substantial interest over the past 15 years, initially sparked by an association with raised serum ferritin, and the observation that people with iron overload diseases frequently develop diabetes. Considerable advances have since been made in understanding the effect glucose has on molecules, cells, and tissues; and the role that oxidative stress plays in the development of the pathologies of long-term diabetes. Poorly liganded iron is potentially both a contributor to, and consequence of, these complications. In vitro experiments with glucose-incubated transferrin by earlier workers have demonstrated loss of function with increasing glycation, leading to the suggestion that the failure of this key iron-binding protein may contribute to diabetic pathology, via the presence of redox active non-transferrin-bound iron (NTBI). In vitro glycated transferrin is examined here by ...
Article Degradation of Reactive Brilliant Red X-3B by zero-valent iron/activated carbon system in the presence of microwave irradiation. Reactive Brilliant Red X-3B in aqueous solution could be degraded rapidly by zero-valent iron/activated carbon in...
1. According to the Fletcher-Huehns hypothesis there exists a functional difference between the two iron-binding sites of transferrin.. 2. The aim of the study presented was to evaluate this hypothesis in a homogeneous system, with human bone marrow cells and pure human monoferric transferrins A and B.. 3. For this reason normal human bone marrow cells were incubated with human monoferric transferrin. The monoferric transferrins A and B were obtained by selective labelling at different pH of apotransferrin followed by preparative isoelectric focusing in granulated gels. The uptake of iron by the cell suspensions from monoferric transferrins A and B was equal.. 4. In a heterogeneous but more active system for the removal of iron from human transferrin in vitro the two human monoferric transferrins did not show any significant functional differences.. 5. No support for the Fletcher-Huehns hypothesis could be obtained. ...
Iron sequestration by host iron-binding proteins is an important mechanism of resistance to microbial infections. Inside oral epithelial cells, iron is stored within ferritin, and is therefore not usually accessible to pathogenic microbes. We observed that the ferritin concentration within oral epithelial cells was directly related to their susceptibility to damage by the human pathogenic fungus, Candida albicans. Thus, we hypothesized that host ferritin is used as an iron source by this organism. We found that C. albicans was able to grow on agar at physiological pH with ferritin as the sole source of iron, while the bakers yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae could not. A screen of C. albicans mutants lacking components of each of the three known iron acquisition systems revealed that only the reductive pathway is involved in iron utilization from ferritin by this fungus. Additionally, C. albicans hyphae, but not yeast cells, bound ferritin, and this binding was crucial for iron acquisition from ...
Background: Iron deficiency anemia is common in patients (pts) with chronic heart failure (CHF) and associated with exercise intolerance. Iron deficiency may diminish exercise performance even in the absence of anemia. We tested the hypothesis that intravenous (iv) iron supplementation would safely improve exercise tolerance in anemic and non-anemic iron deficient CHF pts.. Methods: We randomly assigned 35 pts with CHF (age 64±13y, 25 male, peak oxygen consumption [pVO2]/kg 14.0±2.7 mL/min/kg, NYHA class II [n=18] / III [n=17], LVEF 30±7% [all ,45%]) and iron deficiency (ferritin ,100 ng/mL or ferritin 100-300 ng/mL with transferrin saturations [TSAT] ,20%) to 16 weeks of iv iron or no treatment in a 2:1 ratio. Randomization was stratified according to hemoglobin levels (,12.5 g/dL vs 12.5-14.5 g/dL) and centre. Treatment comprised of 200 mg iv iron sucrose weekly until iron repletion (repletion dose = weight (kg) × 2.4 × [15 - hemoglobin (g/dL)] + 500 mg) and 200 mg monthly thereafter. The ...
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Iron deficiency is an extremely common problem affecting all age groups including very young children, teenagers and the elderly.. Iron deficiency and its ill effects seem to spare no age group.. Symptoms of iron deficiency can include weakness, fatigue, dizziness, malaise, depression, sleepiness and even recurrent headaches.. A person with iron deficiency may have pale skin and their eyes may look pale without the normal red injection of the blood vessel usually seen.. Problems of iron deficiency can include chronic dizziness, unexplained fainting or loss of consciousness, and even severe headaches. It appears that iron deficiency predisposes to headaches and even sometimes to pseudotumor cerebri or marked brain swelling.. Again, it should be emphasized that iron deficiency is extremely common. This often relates to dietary inadequacy in young children.. In teenagers on a fast-food diet, lack of red meat intake can cause iron deficiency.. Further compounding this problem can be menstrual ...
As a screening test for iron deficiency or chronic total-body iron overload (such as hemochromatosis), an overnight fasting sample is best. If checking for acute iron poisoning, a diagnostic baseline sample taken at any time prior to treatment is optimal. Screening programs to detect iron overload much more frequently identify cases of iron deficiency (low iron)...a situation which demands diagnostic work up without any undue delay (there may be a serious & manageable reason)! An iron profile screen for serum iron and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC...STS serum transferrin saturation) gives a result that reflects the percentage iron saturation of the iron-binding sites on the transferrin protein (iron carrier protein). A percentage saturation ,55% is cause to look further for iron overload. This is a much more specific screening test than serum ferritin (many other causes of elevated ferritin especially are a non-fasting sample & also other liver disease, inflammation, recent multiple ...
Transcript:. Iron deficiency anemia is a fairly common condition, and it can lead to symptoms like being tired all the time, feeling cold, being breathless, because you dont have enough hemoglobin in your bloodstream. Common causes include hemorrhage (obviously if you have a car accident, you injure yourself, you lose a lot of blood), menstrual cycles in females (especially ladies who have a lot of menstrual flow), and grain consumption.. Now why in the world would the consumption of wheat and grains cause iron deficiency anemia? Some of the worst iron deficiency anemias, by the way, Ive ever seen, are in women, oddly mostly women, who consume grains. Ive seen women, for instance, go through blood transfusions, bone marrow biopsies, taking oral prescription iron supplements, getting iron injections, and still cant get their hemoglobin up. But they finally go wheat- and grain-free, and the hemoglobin comes up within two weeks.. Wheat and grain consumption is a very common and powerful cause ...
Iron sensor. Binds a 4Fe-4S cluster and functions as aconitase when cellular iron levels are high. Functions as mRNA binding protein that regulates uptake, sequestration and utilization of iron when cellular iron levels are low. Binds to iron-responsive elements (IRES) in target mRNA species when iron levels are low. Binding of a 4Fe-4S cluster precludes RNA binding.
Altitude exposure (mean ± s: 21 ± 3 days) increased Hbmass by 1.1% [-0.4, 2.6], 3.3% [1.7, 4.8], and 4.0% [2.0, 6.1] from pre-altitude levels in athletes who ingested nil, 105 mg and 210 mg respectively, of oral iron supplement daily. Serum ferritin levels decreased by -33.2% [-46.9, -15.9] and 13.8% [-32.2, 9.7] from pre-altitude levels in athletes who supplemented with nil and 105 mg of oral iron supplement daily, but increased by 36.8% [1.3, 84.8] in athletes supplemented with 210 mg of oral iron daily. Finally, athletes who ingested either 105 mg or 210 mg of oral iron supplement daily had a greater TII compared with non-supplemented athletes (0 versus 105 mg: effect size (d) = -1.88 [-2.56, -1.17]; 0 versus 210 mg: effect size (d) = -2.87 [-3.88, -1.66 ...
Higher heme iron intake and increased body iron stores were significantly associated with a greater risk of T2DM. Dietary total iron, non-heme iron, or supplemental iron intakes were not significantly associated with T2DM risk.
TY - CONF. T1 - Iron metabolism defined using stable isotopes in obesity. AU - Isabelle Herter-Aeberli. AU - Michael B. Zimmermann. AU - Cepeda López, Ana Carla. PY - 2018/12/8. Y1 - 2018/12/8. N2 - Introduction Iron deficiency is common in overweight (OW) and obese (OB) individuals and was shown to be at least partially mediated by adiposity-related inflammation. The proinflammatory cytokine interleukin 6 (IL6) induces hepcidin expression which may lead to decreased intestinal iron absorption. On the other hand, greater blood volume in OW/OB individuals may increase hemoglobin mass and iron requirements and confound iron biomarkers by hemodilution. Using stable iron isotopes, we have systematically studied iron metabolism in obesity. We have answered the following questions: 1) to what extent is hemodilution responsible for low iron status in OW/OB individuals; 2) what is the difference in iron absorption in OW/OB compared to normal weight (NW) participants and to what extent can ascorbic acid ...
This chapter highlights both the well established and the yet poorly understood aspects of siderophoremediated iron acquisition in pathogenic and nonpathogenic mycobacteria, with a particular emphasis in the siderophore system of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The M. tuberculosis siderophore system is believed to play a crucial role in the procurement of a suitable iron supply to support bacterial multiplication in vivo and to be a key factor in the ability of this human pathogen to produce successful infections. The mycobacteria examined for iron-acquisition systems appear to rely on siderophores with high affinity for the ferric ion as the primary mechanism for iron acquisition. Transcription of genes of the exochelin (EXC) and mycobactin/carboxymycobactin (MBT/CMBT) systems is derepressed when the bacterium experiences iron limitations, thus leading to siderophore biosynthesis and siderophore-mediated iron uptake. Several Mycobacterium species produce two structurally related families of high-affinity
Abstract: Iron deficiency anemia is the most common micronutrient deficiency in the world today. It impacts the lives of millions of women and children contributing to poor cognitive development, increased maternal mortality and decreased work capacity. Yet with appropriate public health action, this form of micronutrient malnutrition can be brought under control. These guidelines are offered as an important component of iron deficiency anemia control programs. The International Nutritional Anemia Consultative Group (INACG) has a long standing commitment to provide scientifically sound recommendations to public health planners and managers about ways to control iron deficiency anemia. This publication is another in a series of publications aimed at providing such guidance.. Download the guidelines here.. ...
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What does iron do, and is your child getting enough? Learn more. ... What Does Iron Do?. Iron is a mineral that has many functions. ... Non-heme iron can be found in plants and iron-fortified alert icon products. This type of iron is less easily absorbed by the ... Having enough iron in the body can help prevent iron deficiencyalert icon and iron deficiency anemia.alert icon ... In young children, one common cause is not enough iron. Children who do not receive enough iron either from iron-rich foods or ...
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Does your infant get enough iron from breast milk? Learn more. ... or iron supplement drops. Learn more about iron-rich foods that ... At about 6 months of age, an infants iron needs can be met through the introduction of iron-rich foods, iron-fortified cereals ... Iron is necessary to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in red blood cells to all parts of the body. Iron also supports ... Do infants get enough iron from breast milk?. Most newborns have sufficient iron stored in their bodies for about the first 6 ...
Our bodies need the right amount of iron to function properly. Read about what can happen when you consume too much or too ... Iron is also part of many other proteins and enzymes.. Your body needs the right amount of iron. If you have too little iron, ... Too much iron can damage your body. Taking too many iron supplements can cause iron poisoning. Some people have an inherited ... Article: Ironing out mechanisms of iron homeostasis and disorders of iron deficiency. ...
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Iron is an important ingredient needed to make hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying part of every red blood cell. ... Whats Iron Deficiency?. Iron deficiency is when a persons body doesnt have enough iron. It can be a problem for some kids, ... Breastfed babies who dont get enough iron should be given iron drops prescribed by their doctor. Babies given iron-fortified ... How Much Iron Do Kids Need?. Depending on their age, kids need different amounts of iron:. *Infants who breastfeed tend to get ...
... too much iron in the body). The extra iron can build up in organs and cause damage. Find out how. ... Your body needs iron but too much of it is toxic. If you have hemochromatosis, you absorb more iron than you need. Your body ... Iron Tests (National Library of Medicine) Also in Spanish * Liver Function Tests (National Library of Medicine) Also in Spanish ... The extra iron can damage your organs. Without treatment, it can cause your organs to fail. ...
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  • Having enough iron in the body can help prevent iron deficiency alert icon and iron deficiency anemia . (cdc.gov)
  • Clinical Report: Diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in infants and young children. (cdc.gov)
  • If you have too little iron, you may develop iron deficiency anemia . (medlineplus.gov)
  • The therapeutic dose for iron deficiency anemia is 3-6 mg/kg/day. (webmd.com)
  • If iron deficiency isn't corrected, it can lead to iron-deficiency anemia (a decrease in the number of red blood cells in the body). (kidshealth.org)
  • Iron deficiency anemia develops when body stores of iron drop too low to support normal red blood cell (RBC) production. (medscape.com)
  • The Evidence-Based Evaluation of Iron Deficiency Anemia. (medscape.com)
  • Iron deficiency, anemia, and mortality in renal transplant recipients. (medscape.com)
  • Iron Refractory Iron Deficiency Anemia (IRIDA): A heterogeneous disease that is not always iron refractory. (medscape.com)
  • Association between psychiatric disorders and iron deficiency anemia among children and adolescents: a nationwide population-based study. (medscape.com)
  • Getting more iron into the diet can help prevent iron deficiency anemia and improve general health. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • So you know how to treat iron deficiency anemia. (medscape.com)
  • Effects of Ferric Citrate in Patients with Nondialysis-Dependent CKD and Iron Deficiency Anemia. (medscape.com)
  • Iron deficiency anemia and iron deficiency affects 30-80% of the world population. (brighthub.com)
  • A small but significant percentage of women runners develop iron deficiency anemia (low hemoglobin, hematocrit and red blood cell count), which has an immediate negative effect on running performance (this condition is relatively rare in otherwise healthy men). (runnersworld.com)
  • Iron supplements help in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. (buzzle.com)
  • Iron deficiency anemia is caused due to decreased absorption of iron or hypo-acidity in stomach or a defect in intestinal mucosa. (buzzle.com)
  • If iron levels fall too low, it causes iron deficiency anemia. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Call your doctor whenever you have any of the symptoms of iron deficiency anemia. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • If your child does not get enough iron, your child may develop anemia . (cdc.gov)
  • Children who do not receive enough iron either from iron-rich foods or supplements are at greater risk for developing anemia. (cdc.gov)
  • Anemia can occur among children who do not get enough iron. (cdc.gov)
  • Talk to your child's doctor or nurse about anemia and iron at your baby's next check-up. (cdc.gov)
  • one cause of anemia is iron deficiency. (factmonster.com)
  • Coates A, Mountjoy M, Burr J. Incidence of Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficient Anemia in Elite Runners and Triathletes. (medscape.com)
  • Hoffmann JJ, Urrechaga E, Aguirre U. Discriminant indices for distinguishing thalassemia and iron deficiency in patients with microcytic anemia: a meta-analysis. (medscape.com)
  • People who eat meat are consuming both types of iron, but, because the body does not absorb non-heme iron very well, vegetarians and vegans may be at higher risk of developing anemia than meat-eaters. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Both iron deficiency and anemia can result from menstrual blood loss, which is why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends yearly tests for teenage girls who experience heavy periods. (medicinenet.com)
  • A note on testing: While a complete blood count test can detect anemia , it may not pick up an iron deficiency. (medicinenet.com)
  • Too little iron in the blood results in iron-deficient anemia. (newsmax.com)
  • Anemia is corrected by increasing iron intake in the diet (eating more red meat) as well as taking iron supplements or administering it intravenously. (newsmax.com)
  • When iron deficiency has progressed to actual anemia, there can be fatigue, breathlessness, unusually pale skin, and a decreased ability to exercise. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • If there is still doubt about the cause of anemia after a CBC, further testing may include checking the blood levels of iron and ferritin, a protein that binds iron in the blood, which may more accurately reflect the body's iron levels. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • In people with anemia, these tests can help determine whether the condition is due to iron deficiency or another cause, such as chronic blood loss or some other illness. (labcorp.com)
  • Besides the general symptoms of anemia, there are certain symptoms that are characteristic of iron deficiency. (labcorp.com)
  • Iron in excess of these requirements is deposited in body stores as ferritin or hemosiderin. (medscape.com)
  • Insects have evolved distinctive forms of the serum iron transport protein, transferrin, and the storage protein, ferritin. (nih.gov)
  • Ferritin is a protein which binds to iron, a mineral in your body. (brighthub.com)
  • Serum ferritin radioimmunoassay is considered the test of choice for diagnosis and is helpful in indicating the amount of iron bound to transferrin in the blood (serum). (brighthub.com)
  • A serum ferritin test is a blood test that measures the amount of iron in your blood. (novartis.com)
  • If your serum ferritin is more than 1,000 mcg/L, you may have chronic iron overload. (novartis.com)
  • Do my serum ferritin levels indicate signs of chronic iron overload? (novartis.com)
  • The major iron status tests of interest to runners are: hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cells and ferritin. (runnersworld.com)
  • The level of ferritin in your blood is a measure of your body's iron stores. (runnersworld.com)
  • Ferritin is a protein containing iron stored in your bone marrow and liver. (runnersworld.com)
  • If your hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cell count and/or ferritin are low, then you should have additional tests, including tests of reticulocytes (immature red blood cells) and haptoglobin (a protein that "recycles" hemoglobin), which can help explain why your iron levels are less than optimal. (runnersworld.com)
  • This blood test should consist of a ferritin level reading as well as a full iron panel. (newsmax.com)
  • A ferritin test may also be used to evaluate a person's current iron stores. (labcorp.com)
  • Because of this, many docs will also get an iron level and a ferritin - ferritin is very useful as it reflects storage iron in the bone marrow - it can let you know that you need more iron even if you have not yet totally run out and become anemic - so, it let's you intervene even when the CBC may still be pretty normal. (letsrun.com)
  • The thalassaemia group of diseases, for instance, causes iron overload both pathologically and indirectly as a consequence of the massive blood transfusions used to treat the disease. (newscientist.com)
  • Left untreated, 28.4% of men with hemochromatosis will develop disorders caused by iron overload, according to doctors at Melbourne's Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. (latimes.com)
  • Of those, 108 women and 95 men inherited a defective gene known as HFE from both parents, making them susceptible to absorbing too much iron from food, potentially leading to iron overload. (latimes.com)
  • Chronic iron overload occurs when the body's limited iron storage capacities are exceeded. (novartis.com)
  • The major cause of chronic iron overload is regular blood transfusions, which can be required for managing many chronic health conditions, such as sickle cell disease, thalassemia (including non-transfusion-dependent thalassemias, or NTDT) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). (novartis.com)
  • If you have chronic iron overload, you may need treatment for as long as you receive transfusions. (novartis.com)
  • Some studies show that patients experiencing iron overload who receive chelation therapy have a significantly greater life expectancy than those who do not. (novartis.com)
  • Does my current transfusion regimen put me at risk for chronic iron overload? (novartis.com)
  • What resources are available to support patients with chronic iron overload? (novartis.com)
  • More is not better as there is a risk of toxicity from iron overload. (runnersworld.com)
  • Question: Can you explain what iron overload is? (newsmax.com)
  • However, iron overload can occur in 2 to 5 percent of people. (newsmax.com)
  • I wrote about iron overload and the genetic condition known as hemochromatosis in the July 2009 issue of my newsletter, Natural Way to Health. (newsmax.com)
  • The highest rates of iron overload occur in men and postmenopausal women. (newsmax.com)
  • Long-term iron overload can result in blood clots, liver cancer, heart attack, and even death. (newsmax.com)
  • The good news is that iron overload complications are entirely preventable. (newsmax.com)
  • Iron overload can be diagnosed using a simple, inexpensive blood test. (newsmax.com)
  • The treatment for iron overload is to avoid foods that contain refined flour (iron is often added to the flour) and to undergo periodic blood tests. (newsmax.com)
  • Iron overload can lead to organ failure if left unchecked, but once diagnosed it is easily treated by avoiding certain foods and having periodic testing. (newsmax.com)
  • These tests are used together to detect and help diagnose iron deficiency or iron overload. (labcorp.com)
  • They may also be ordered when iron deficiency or iron overload is suspected. (labcorp.com)
  • A serum iron and other iron tests may be ordered when iron overload (hemochromatosis) is suspected. (labcorp.com)
  • Iron tests may also be ordered periodically when iron deficiency or overload is being treated to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. (labcorp.com)
  • heme and non-heme iron. (cdc.gov)
  • Heme iron is commonly found in animal products and is more easily absorbed by the body. (cdc.gov)
  • Non-heme iron can be found in plants and iron- fortified alert icon products. (cdc.gov)
  • Pairing non-heme iron sources with foods high in vitamin C can help your baby absorb the iron he or she needs to support development. (cdc.gov)
  • There are two types of dietary iron in food - heme iron and non-heme iron. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Animal products, such as meat, poultry, and fish contain both heme and non-heme iron. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Typically, heme iron accounts for less of a person's daily intake than non-heme iron, but the body absorbs it more easily. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Foods from plant sources only provide non-heme iron. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Non-heme sources usually account for more of a person's daily intake than heme iron, but the body does not absorb it as well as heme iron. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The effect of tannins reducing iron absorption is greater with non-heme iron. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The type of iron in animal products is called heme iron. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Although the body can absorb it more easily, heme iron is not essential to the human diet. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The heme iron found in animal products is more readily absorbed. (runnersworld.com)
  • The ores are usually rich in iron oxides and vary in color from dark grey, bright yellow, or deep purple to rusty red. (wikipedia.org)
  • Banded iron formations may contain iron in carbonates ( siderite or ankerite ) or silicates ( minnesotaite , greenalite , or grunerite ), but in those mined as iron ores, oxides ( magnetite or hematite ) are the principal iron mineral. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, iron reacts readily with oxygen and water to give brown to black hydrated iron oxides, commonly known as rust. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fresh iron surfaces appear lustrous silvery-gray, but oxidize in normal air to give hydrated iron oxides, commonly known as rust. (dbpedia.org)
  • Unlike the metals that form passivating oxide layers, iron oxides occupy more volume than the metal and thus flake off, exposing fresh surfaces for corrosion. (dbpedia.org)
  • Iron oxides are inorganic chemicals used as colorants. (ewg.org)
  • One such group of these compounds, called iron oxides, is formed by reacting iron and oxygen in some way. (wikihow.com)
  • At about 6 months of age, an infant's iron needs can be met through the introduction of iron-rich foods, iron-fortified cereals, or iron supplement drops. (cdc.gov)
  • Iron is also added to some foods, such as infant formula and cereals. (kidshealth.org)
  • People should look for fortified breakfast cereals that contain 100 percent of the daily value of iron per serving. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Interestingly the general population who eat meat in the UK obtain around a quarter of their iron from meat and fish with around 75% of dietary iron coming from cereals, bread, fruit and vegetables. (vegsoc.org)
  • Good food sources of iron include: liver, lean meat and poultry, fish, legumes, dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruit, and whole grain or enriched cereals and bread. (runnersworld.com)
  • Many breakfast cereals are fortified with iron. (rsc.org)
  • Several breakfast cereals contain iron as a mineral supplement . (rsc.org)
  • Manufacturers add iron to many cereals - and other food products such as flour - as a finely divided powder of food-grade material. (rsc.org)
  • Products such as cornflakes, which are fortified at a lower level, have about 6 - 7 mg of iron per 100 g, while un-fortified breakfast cereals have 1 - 2 mg of iron per 100 g. (rsc.org)
  • Iron is necessary to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in red blood cells to all parts of the body. (cdc.gov)
  • For example, iron is part of hemoglobin, a protein which carries oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The body of an adult human contains about 4 grams (0.005% body weight) of iron, mostly in hemoglobin and myoglobin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iron gives hemoglobin the strength to "carry" (bind to) oxygen in the blood, so oxygen gets to where it needs to go. (kidshealth.org)
  • Without enough iron, the body can't make hemoglobin and makes fewer red blood cells. (kidshealth.org)
  • A man with 5 L of blood volume has 2.5 g of iron incorporated into the hemoglobin, with a daily turnover of 20 mg for hemoglobin synthesis and degradation and another 5 mg for other requirements. (medscape.com)
  • About 65 percent of iron in the body is in the hemoglobin. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Iron is used for production of hemoglobin in your red blood cells, myoglobin in your muscle fibers, and enzymes for aerobic energy production. (runnersworld.com)
  • If you have low iron levels, you produce fewer red blood cells, and your hemoglobin level decreases. (runnersworld.com)
  • If you have low iron stores, your body may not be able to maintain optimal levels of hemoglobin, myoglobin and other proteins such as aerobic enzymes. (runnersworld.com)
  • In the bone marrow, iron is used to make hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying chemical inside the body's red blood cells. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Serum iron tests are typically ordered as follow-up tests when abnormal results are found on routine tests such as a CBC , with decreased hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. (labcorp.com)
  • Talk with your child's nurse or doctor about if your child needs iron supplements before 6 months old. (cdc.gov)
  • therefore, parents of infants receiving only breast milk should talk to their infant's health care provider about whether their infant needs iron supplements before 6 months of age. (cdc.gov)
  • Taking too many iron supplements can cause iron poisoning. (medlineplus.gov)
  • If you're feeling tired or have iron-deficiency risk factors like being overweight or a vegetarian , ask your doctor about getting tested to see if you need to boost iron through diet or would benefit from taking iron supplements . (medicinenet.com)
  • By selecting the right foods, people eating a vegetarian or vegan diet can meet their daily iron requirements without needing to take supplements. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Oral iron supplements increase hepcidin and decrease iron absorption from daily or twice-daily doses in iron-depleted young women. (medscape.com)
  • Assuming that your low iron levels are due to your running and other lifestyle factors, you need to increase your iron intake by increasing the iron content of your diet, increasing the absorption of the iron in your diet, and taking iron supplements. (runnersworld.com)
  • You should use all three strategies until your iron levels are normal again, after which iron supplements may no longer be necessary. (runnersworld.com)
  • In case of deficiency, daily supplements of 60 mg iron and 500 mg of folic acid are generally prescribed. (buzzle.com)
  • so in order to increase the iron intake, many women prefer taking supplements. (buzzle.com)
  • Apart from these side effects, iron poisoning has been found in children whose mothers have been consuming excessive supplements. (buzzle.com)
  • So it is necessary to take iron supplements strictly under a doctor's supervision. (buzzle.com)
  • Avoid taking these supplements with milk or other calcium rich products as calcium reduces absorption of iron. (buzzle.com)
  • As the saying goes, 'Prevention is better than cure', a person should only take iron supplements when needed and strictly under a doctor's supervision. (buzzle.com)
  • I think really high-quality iron supplements are more easily tolerated than the cheaper ones. (dailystrength.org)
  • I had a girlfriend who got sick from taking iron supplements, so don't take too many of those. (dailystrength.org)
  • Iron supplements taken by mouth begin increasing the body's production of red blood cells within three to 10 days. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Iron is also part of many other proteins and enzymes. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Proteins of Iron Metabolism , Grune and Stratton, New York (1977). (springer.com)
  • Iron is not only fascinating chemically, having six more oxidation states than silver, but it has a rich biological chemistry too, forming the core of the oxygen-carrying proteins in blood - myoglobin and haemoglobin - and playing centre field in many enzymatic systems. (newscientist.com)
  • In this chapter she describes models for oxygen carriers, electron-transfer proteins, rubredoxins, various enzymes and others, and how they might help the chemist to understand better the role of iron in nature. (newscientist.com)
  • The Drosophila melanogaster genome contains many genes that may encode other proteins involved in iron metabolism. (nih.gov)
  • Calcium, tannins, phenols (found in chocolate, tea and coffee), proteins, for example in cow's milk and egg, all have a tendency to hinder the absorption of iron. (vegsoc.org)
  • In this article, we look at the different types of iron, which foods are rich in iron, and how to increase absorption of iron. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Tea may inhibit absorption of iron. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The absorption of iron is affected by the presence of other foods in the gut. (vegsoc.org)
  • Vitamin C - ascorbic acid - helps to increase the absorption of iron and, in particular, the non-haem form of iron prevalent in the vegetarian diet. (vegsoc.org)
  • This is due to the less absorption of iron. (buzzle.com)
  • Given that men need 8.7g of iron daily while young women need as much as 14.8g we do need a fairly consistent intake. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Numerous vegetables, legumes, and other foods contain a form of iron called nonheme iron, which accounts for the majority of people's iron intake in the United States. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Normal values for men are 76- 198 mcg/L. For women, a normal range is 26-170 mcg/L. Barring a systemic problem like blood loss, your physician will likely advise you to increase your intake of iron rich foods and possibly take an iron supplement. (brighthub.com)
  • Iron, however, is present in a wide variety of vegetarian foods and, in fact, even the meat eating population relies far more on these foods for their main iron intake. (vegsoc.org)
  • For pre-menopausal women runners, maintaining normal iron levels is often a challenge due to these factors plus menstrual blood loss and low iron intake. (runnersworld.com)
  • Increasing your vitamin C intake increases iron absorption, while coffee and tea reduce iron absorption. (runnersworld.com)
  • Using cast iron cookware will also increase your iron intake. (runnersworld.com)
  • Iron poisoning is commonly observed in kids, which is a result of excessive intake of iron pills. (buzzle.com)
  • Pregnant women and growing children are especially susceptible to insufficient dietary iron intake. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Iron forms compounds in a wide range of oxidation states, −2 to +7. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chemical compounds containing iron . (wikimedia.org)
  • Correction: Synthesis of medium-sized (6-7-6) ring compounds by iron -catalyzed C-H activation/annulation. (nih.gov)
  • Solid catalyst expert Frank Berry of the Open University introduces us to the industrial chemistry of iron and its compounds. (newscientist.com)
  • Ekkehard Sinn of the University of Hull covers the inorganic chemistry of iron from its basic solid-state, coordination and organo-metallic chemistry to the various compounds it forms with the non-metals boron, nitrogen, phosphorus and so on. (newscientist.com)
  • Iron chemical compounds have many uses. (dbpedia.org)
  • Iron forms binary compounds with the halogens and the chalcogens. (dbpedia.org)
  • It comes as no surprise that iron-containing compounds are of great interest. (wikihow.com)
  • Two values are important, the total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) and transferrin saturation, the percentage of transferrin bound to iron. (brighthub.com)
  • Serum iron, total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) , and/or transferrin tests are usually ordered together and, subsequantly, the transferrin saturation can be determined and used to assess how much iron is being carried in the blood. (labcorp.com)
  • A low iron with a high transferrin or TIBC is usually due to iron deficiency. (labcorp.com)
  • In chronic diseases, both iron and transferrin or TIBC are typically low. (labcorp.com)
  • transferrin , an animal protein that stores iron in a tight embrace, and TbpA , a bacterial protein that literally snatches iron from transferrin's grasp. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Transferrin acts like a thermostat for iron. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • It seizes transferrin, prises it apart, and relieves it of its iron. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygen through the body and supports a child's ability to learn. (cdc.gov)
  • Some geologists have interpreted the alternating layers as seasonal variations in the amount of oxygen available to oxidize and precipitate the dissolved iron. (amnh.org)
  • Iron is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in transporting oxygen around the body. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Most iron is used to transport oxygen to tissues, some to muscles and also for enzymes which catalyze other functions. (brighthub.com)
  • Iron is required by the body mainly for the production of haemoglobin, the substance that carries oxygen in the blood and the maintenance of the muscle protein myoglobin. (vegsoc.org)
  • Iron in the blood binds with oxygen and carries it throughout the body to the tissues. (newsmax.com)
  • Too much iron in the tissues leads to increased oxidative stress - an imbalance in the production of chemically reactive molecules containing oxygen - and multiple organ failure. (newsmax.com)
  • Elemental iron occurs in meteoroids and other low oxygen environments, but is reactive to oxygen and water. (dbpedia.org)
  • Only a freshly fallen iron will exhibit fusion crust, as the layer will decay quickly in Earth's moist, oxygen-rich atmosphere. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Which oxide you get depends on the specific circumstances under which the iron and oxygen react, and this will change the properties and uses of the resulting iron oxide. (wikihow.com)
  • The aqueous environment (in water) is ideal for the iron (III) and iron (II) molecules to react with each other and with oxygen. (wikihow.com)
  • It will suspend your iron (III) molecules in solution and make it easy to combine with the iron (II) and oxygen molecules. (wikihow.com)
  • Iron ores [1] are rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically extracted. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ores containing very high quantities of hematite or magnetite (greater than about 60% iron) are known as "natural ore" or "direct shipping ore", meaning they can be fed directly into iron-making blast furnaces . (wikipedia.org)
  • Increasing iron ore demand, coupled with the depletion of high-grade hematite ores in the United States, after World War II led to development of lower-grade iron ore sources, principally the utilization of magnetite and taconite . (wikipedia.org)
  • Iron ores, by contrast, are among the most abundant in the Earth's crust, although extracting usable metal from them requires kilns or furnaces capable of reaching 1,500 °C (2,730 °F) or higher, about 500 °C (900 °F) higher than that required to smelt copper. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iron ores occur in igneous, metamorphic (transformed), or sedimentary rocks in a variety of geologic environments . (britannica.com)
  • Pure magnetite contains 72.4 percent iron, hematite 69.9 percent, limonite 59.8 percent, and siderite 48.2 percent, but, since these minerals never occur alone, the metal content of real ores is lower. (britannica.com)
  • Deposits with less than 30 percent iron are commercially unattractive, and, although some ores contain as much as 66 percent iron, there are many in the 50-60 percent range. (britannica.com)
  • Most iron ores are extracted by surface mining . (britannica.com)
  • Silver provides an introductory chapter guiding us through the ores and their extraction, and the main chemical and physical properties of pure iron. (newscientist.com)
  • Iron oxide mixed with aluminium powder can be ignited to create a thermite reaction, used in welding and purifying ores. (dbpedia.org)
  • Iron is a mineral that has many functions. (cdc.gov)
  • Iron is a mineral that our bodies need for many functions. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The red bands are silica-rich, composed primarily of jasper, and the black bands contain the iron oxide mineral magnetite. (amnh.org)
  • Iron is a mineral found in plants and animals and all living things. (kidshealth.org)
  • Iron is an essential mineral for health. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Although red meat and seafood are good sources of iron, many plant-based foods also contain plenty of this mineral. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Fortified grains are a vital source of this mineral, providing approximately half of all dietary iron in the U.S. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • I've decided to use Spatone instead which is a naturally iron rich mineral water with no side effects. (dailystrength.org)
  • Iron is an essential mineral found in red meat and certain fruits and vegetables. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • The key economic parameters for magnetite ore being economic are the crystallinity of the magnetite, the grade of the iron within the banded iron formation host rock, and the contaminant elements which exist within the magnetite concentrate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Inadequate dietary iron, impaired iron absorption, bleeding, or loss of body iron in the urine may be the cause. (medscape.com)
  • Dietary iron comes in two forms - heam and non-heam. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Most nonheme dietary iron is ferric iron. (medscape.com)
  • Non-haem iron is the main form of dietary iron. (vegsoc.org)
  • Infants between the ages of 6 months and 24 months who are not being breast-fed are particularly susceptible to iron deficiency if supplemental dietary iron is not provided. (labcorp.com)
  • Causes of low iron levels include blood loss, poor diet, or an inability to absorb enough iron from foods. (medlineplus.gov)
  • If you have hemochromatosis, you absorb more iron than you need. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Iron poisoning occurs when a person, usually a child, swallows a large number of iron-containing pills, most often vitamins . (webmd.com)
  • Acute iron poisoning mainly involves children under age 6 who swallow pediatric or adult vitamins containing iron. (webmd.com)
  • The amount of iron that will cause poisoning depends upon the size of the child. (webmd.com)
  • If you know, or even suspect, that a child has eaten tablets, you should consult a hospital's emergency department or a poison control center regarding a possible iron poisoning. (webmd.com)
  • Symptoms of iron poisoning usually become evident within 6 hours after an excessive amount of iron is swallowed. (webmd.com)
  • The diagnosis of iron poisoning is usually made by observing your child. (webmd.com)
  • A normal physical exam and no symptoms for 6 hours tells the doctor that the child has experienced either little poisoning or did not eat any iron-containing substances. (webmd.com)
  • Some tests are also too slow to affect the diagnosis and management of iron poisoning. (webmd.com)
  • If your child is diagnosed with iron poisoning, the doctor will first make sure your child is breathing normally. (webmd.com)
  • Iron tests are also ordered if a doctor suspects that a person has iron poisoning and to screen for hereditary hemochromatosis, an inherited condition associated with excessive iron storage. (labcorp.com)
  • When a child is suspected to have ingested iron tablets, a serum iron test is ordered to detect and help assess the severity of the poisoning. (labcorp.com)
  • High levels of serum iron can occur as the result of multiple blood transfusions, iron injections into muscle, lead poisoning, liver disease, or kidney disease. (labcorp.com)
  • Smaller amounts of iron are present in myoglobin , which is a protein found in muscle tissue. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The iron -sulfur protein NFU2 plays a predominant role in branched-chain amino acid synthesis in Arabidopsis roots. (nih.gov)
  • A form of translational control of protein synthesis by iron in insects is similar to that of vertebrates. (nih.gov)
  • Lentils are rich in iron, protein, and fiber, making them a great addition to a healthful diet. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Each cup of cooked lentils contains 6.59 milligrams (mg) of iron and 17.86 grams (g) of protein. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • It is popular among vegans and vegetarians as it contains significant amounts of protein, iron, and calcium . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • A half-cup serving of tofu contains 6.65 mg of iron and about 10 g of protein. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • This ancient grain is gluten-free and provides 5.17 mg of iron per cooked cup along with over 9 g of protein. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In the body, iron is needed to form myoglobin, a protein in muscle cells, and it is essential for certain enzymes that drive the body's chemical reactions. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could you -- or your teenage daughter -- have an iron deficiency and not know it? (medicinenet.com)
  • If you can, tell the doctor the type of iron supplement and the number of tablets your child swallowed. (webmd.com)
  • If you use an iron supplement, the ferrous forms (ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate or ferrous fumarate) are most readily absorbed. (runnersworld.com)
  • I've been put on a liquid iron supplement by my doctor. (dailystrength.org)
  • My mom takes a liquid iron supplement. (dailystrength.org)
  • If you need iron, I imagine that taking the supplement will be a good thing for you if you can manage it. (dailystrength.org)
  • Pregnant women usually are advised to take an iron supplement. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • To maintain the necessary levels, human iron metabolism requires a minimum of iron in the diet. (wikipedia.org)
  • Analysis of Iron Metabolism in Chronic Chagasic Cardiomyopathy. (nih.gov)
  • Iron metabolism in insects. (nih.gov)
  • Iron must be acquired to provide catalysis for oxidative metabolism, but it must be controlled to avoid destructive oxidative reactions. (nih.gov)
  • Iron has an important role in the metabolism of the neurotransmitters in the brain. (medhelp.org)
  • No forum topics for Hearts of Iron II yet. (gamespot.com)
  • Hearts of Iron II lets you guide a nation through the battles of World War II. (gamespot.com)
  • Much like the first Hearts of Iron, this sequel lets you control one of more than 150 countries and travel around the entire world. (gamespot.com)
  • Hearts of Iron 4 wields complexity like a swift armor division during the blitzkrieg, allowing it to serve the idea of layered, cerebral, strategic warfare instead of letting it needlessly bog down the experience. (steampowered.com)
  • For now, after many dozens of hours, I'm taking a break from Hearts of Iron 4. (steampowered.com)
  • And when I've done that planning - when I've formulated my character sheet, as it were - I have the utmost confidence that Hearts of Iron 4 will be ready for me to play a role in world affairs. (steampowered.com)
  • If there were a hall of fame for great game concepts, Hearts of Iron would be a first-ballot inductee. (gamespot.com)
  • However, the new Hearts of Iron II shows that Paradox has learned from its mistakes. (gamespot.com)
  • Still, concessions to playability make Hearts of Iron II more accessible than the usual Paradox release. (gamespot.com)
  • The manual is far better than the confusing, useless tome packed with the first Hearts of Iron, and the six tutorials offer up details on primary aspects of play like warfare and production. (gamespot.com)
  • While Hearts of Iron II centers on four sprawling campaigns, you can select a limited conflict with set adversaries if you're not in the mood to set the entire world ablaze between 1936 and 1947. (gamespot.com)
  • Vegetarians and vegans need to take care to include plenty of iron-rich foods in their diet. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in your body. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Liver cancer, arthritis and other complications caused by excessive iron in the blood may develop in more than one-quarter of men with hemochromatosis, the most common inherited blood disorder, researchers in Australia found. (latimes.com)
  • The story of the Three Musketeers, D'Artagnan, and the imprisonment in an iron mask of the identical twin of the King of France, Louis XIV. (imdb.com)
  • Iron Mask unites Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger for a bizarrely misguided adventure that aims for epic fantasy with unintentionally hilarious results. (rottentomatoes.com)
  • Alan C -----Original Message----- From: Marnie (aka Doe) Sent: 6 January, 2018 12:39 AM To: [email protected] Subject: PESO - Iron Horse Now for something shot recently, in December 2017. (mail-archive.com)
  • Metallic iron is virtually unknown on the surface of the Earth except as iron-nickel alloys from meteorites and very rare forms of deep mantle xenoliths . (wikipedia.org)
  • Some iron meteorites are thought to have originated from accreted bodies 1,000 km in diameter or larger. (wikipedia.org)
  • In its metallic state, iron is rare in the Earth's crust, limited mainly to deposition by meteorites. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iron meteorites are generally easier to identify than stone meteorites due to their unusual shapes, surface characteristics, and high density. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • This means irons are more likely to be found by chance by people not actively looking for meteorites. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Even though iron meteorites are more obvious to the untrained eye, they are actually much rarer than stones. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Statistically, seven times more stone meteorites are seen to fall to Earth than irons. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • A number of these features are also evident in stone and stony-iron meteorites, though they tend to be more pronounced in irons. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Fusion crust - a burned, dark, paper-thin rind on the outside of meteorites - is fairly common on stones, but rarely seen on irons. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • The few iron meteorites that have been recovered shortly after a witnessed fall exhibit an attractive bluish-black gunmetal color - a testament to the extremely high temperatures they endured during their brief, fiery flights. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Although rarely evident on the surface, most iron meteorites will reveal a remarkable interlocking pattern of intricate crystals when cut, polished, and treated with a mild solution of nitric acid. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Widmanstätten patterns are only seen in iron meteorites and some pallasites, and have never been found in terrestrial rocks. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • In phases of the meteorites Semarkona and Chervony Kut a correlation between the concentration of 60 Ni , the granddaughter isotope of 60 Fe, and the abundance of the stable iron isotopes could be found, which is evidence for the existence of 60 Fe at the time of formation of the solar system. (archive.org)
  • An iron deficient person will have an elevated RDW, often something like 16 or 18 - as the bone marrow runs out of iron, tiny red cells will be cranked out, along with the older normal-sized ones that were made when there was still enough iron. (letsrun.com)
  • After about six months of daily iron tablets, the body's iron stores usually will return to normal in an average adult who has had an iron-poor diet. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • People can get iron by eating foods like meat and dark green leafy vegetables. (kidshealth.org)
  • Haem iron is found in meat and non-haem is found in foods of vegetable origin. (vegsoc.org)
  • The deficiency can be fulfilled by a daily quota of iron via iron-rich foods such as spinach, beans, tofu, and red meat. (buzzle.com)
  • You can prevent iron deficiency by eating a well-balanced diet that includes lean meat, green vegetables, beans, fruits and whole grain bread. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Do infants get enough iron from breast milk? (cdc.gov)
  • By age 6 months, however, infants require an external source of iron apart from breast milk. (cdc.gov)
  • Infants who breastfeed tend to get enough iron from their mothers until 4-6 months of age. (kidshealth.org)
  • Infants ages 7-12 months need 11 milligrams of iron a day. (kidshealth.org)
  • The body is very efficient at recycling iron as it renews blood cells, but growing infants, children and women have enhanced needs for iron. (vegsoc.org)
  • Iron deficiency can occur in infants, adolescents and pregnant women because of the heavy demands for iron associated with rapid body growth. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Besides leafy greens, the best plant-based sources of iron are legumes (beans and lentils), tofu and cashews. (medicinenet.com)
  • The patient receives a series of IVs containing deferoxamine mesylate ( Desferal ), a chemical that binds to iron in the blood and is then excreted in urine. (webmd.com)
  • Iron is also the metal at the active site of many important redox enzymes dealing with cellular respiration and oxidation and reduction in plants and animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chemically, the most common oxidation states of iron are iron(II) and iron(III). (wikipedia.org)
  • He then outlines the various oxidation states of iron - the origin of its wealthy chemistry. (newscientist.com)
  • Like the other group 8 elements, ruthenium and osmium, iron exists in a wide range of oxidation states, −2 to +6, although +2 and +3 are the most common. (dbpedia.org)
  • Locate a source of iron (III) (iron in the 3 + oxidation state). (wikihow.com)
  • Because there is no natural mechanism to remove excess iron from the body, iron builds up - first in the liver, then in hormonal organs like the thyroid and pituitary glands, and eventually in the heart. (novartis.com)
  • Banded iron formations occur exclusively in Precambrian rocks, and are commonly weakly to intensely metamorphosed . (wikipedia.org)
  • Toxic effects begin to occur at doses above 20 mg/kg of elemental iron. (webmd.com)
  • Humans started to master that process in Eurasia by about 2000 BCE,[not verified in body] and the use of iron tools and weapons began to displace copper alloys, in some regions, only around 1200 BCE. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the modern world, iron alloys, such as steel, stainless steel, cast iron and special steels are by far the most common industrial metals, because of their mechanical properties and low cost. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iron metal has been used since ancient times, although copper alloys, which have lower melting temperatures, were used even earlier in human history. (dbpedia.org)
  • Steels and iron alloys formed with other metals (alloy steels) are by far the most common industrial metals because they have a great range of desirable properties and iron-bearing rock is abundant. (dbpedia.org)
  • Iron is the basis of the structure of the chlorophyll molecule, so green leafy vegetables are chock full of iron. (dailystrength.org)
  • Restaurant IRON serves Southern contemporary cuisine fueled by local vegetables and herbs from the creative minds of true Southerners. (opentable.com)
  • Iron Age farmers grew crops and vegetables. (bbc.co.uk)
  • This iron is metallic and is added to the cereal as tiny particles of food grade iron before packaging. (rsc.org)
  • Ingestions of more than 60 mg/kg of elemental iron are associated with severe toxicity. (webmd.com)
  • For flour, this means adding iron, folic acid (one of the few nutrients known to prevent neural tube birth defects, such as spina bifida) and other necessary vitamins. (unicef.org)
  • Ironworkers had to continually skim the slag floating on top of the molten iron and dump it into the river. (nps.gov)
  • The molten iron ran into trenches in the sand where it hardened into long cast iron bars. (nps.gov)
  • As molten iron cools past its freezing point of 1538 °C, it crystallizes into its δ allotrope, which has a body-centered cubic (bcc) crystal structure. (wikipedia.org)
  • The main test used to diagnose iron deficiency is a blood test called a complete blood count (CBC). (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Call your doctor, local poison control center, or go directly to the closest hospital's emergency department if you suspect your child has swallowed iron-containing vitamins, even if your child shows no symptoms . (webmd.com)
  • We also cover recommended daily allowance (RDA), the symptoms and risk factors for iron deficiency, and whether someone can have too much iron in their body. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Symptoms of low levels of iron include low mood, fatigue, breathlessness, cracked nails and pale skin. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Symptoms of fatigue, paleness, irritability, increased heart rate may indicate that you need an iron test. (brighthub.com)
  • Weight loss, along with palpitation, fatigue, changes in the color of the skin, and joint pain are symptoms of high levels of iron in the body. (buzzle.com)
  • Taking excess iron pills is not going to decrease your symptoms overnight, so avoid excess indulgence as it will cause more harm. (buzzle.com)
  • Mild iron deficiency may not cause any symptoms. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Symptoms of high iron levels will vary from person to person and tend to worsen over time. (labcorp.com)
  • Iron deficiency is when a person's body doesn't have enough iron. (kidshealth.org)
  • Vitamin C improves the way the body absorbs iron. (kidshealth.org)
  • Avoide serving coffee or tea at mealtime - both contain tannins that reduce the way the body absorbs iron. (kidshealth.org)
  • I've been eating tons of greens like rocket, lettuce, pak choi and spinach, it's pretty much all I eat and I've still got low iron. (dailystrength.org)
  • A recent research by the National Cancer Institute in Washington D.C., discovered that people having high amounts of iron in their body are at a greater risk of suffering from cancer in the future. (buzzle.com)
  • And that's what we've found with Iron Mountain, a partner that knew how to protect and preserve our content and help us make it fan friendly. (ironmountain.com)
  • The Iron Horse term became widely popularized and found frequent use in the century and a half following the competition won by Stephenson's Rocket , in innumerable newspaper articles as well as in various novels. (wikipedia.org)
  • The oldest known article of iron shaped by hammering is a dagger found in Egypt that was made before 1350 BC This dagger is believed not to have been made in Egypt but to be of Hittite workmanship. (infoplease.com)
  • Copper helps iron transportation and is found in coconut milk, cashews, avocado, asparagus, sesame seeds and oats. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Thumbprints , known scientifically as regmaglypts, are small, rounded indentations found on the surface of many irons. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Iron sulphate is used in gardening and can be found at most garden supply stores. (wikihow.com)
  • When they made the structure, the researchers found to their surprise that the iron has a talent for stitching together the monomers. (technologyreview.com)
  • Depending on which studies you read, between 25 and 60 percent of competitive female runners and up to 20 percent of male runners have low iron stores, or iron depletion. (runnersworld.com)
  • Competitive male runners should be tested annually, and those with a history of iron depletion should be tested at least twice per year. (runnersworld.com)
  • Well, one remedy is to become a blood donor as excess iron in the blood is a problem for men of all ages, and for postmenopausal women, and can cause heart attacks, says one reader. (healthy.net)
  • Crude iron metal is produced in blast furnaces, where ore is reduced by coke to pig iron, which has a high carbon content. (dbpedia.org)
  • Since then I have developed tremors, headached low urine output and a partially empty sella and now iron deposition (could this be related to the thryoid mishap). (medhelp.org)
  • When abnormal iron loss is suspected because of bleeding, additional tests will be ordered to check for blood in the stool or urine, and to identify the cause of the blood loss. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Iron in Biochemistry and Medicine , Academic Press, New York (1974). (springer.com)
  • Mateos Gonzalez ME, de la Cruz Bertolo J, Lopez Laso E, Valdes Sanchez MD, Nogales Espert A. [Review of haematology and biochemistry parameters to identify iron deficiency] [Spanish]. (medscape.com)
  • It also supports evidence that genetic screening can enable those with the disorder to start therapy earlier to prevent harmful iron accumulation that usually appears in midlife. (latimes.com)
  • The goals of iron chelation therapy are to remove the amount of iron administered in transfusions and to prevent the accumulation of iron reaching harmful levels. (novartis.com)
  • They are associated with iron accumulation and can be similar to those seen with other conditions. (labcorp.com)
  • Young athletes who regularly engage in intense exercise tend to lose more iron and may need extra iron in their diets. (kidshealth.org)
  • Runners tend to lose more iron than non-runners due to foot strike hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells when your foot strikes the ground) and iron loss through sweat and the gastrointestinal system. (runnersworld.com)
  • Supposedly, it isn't constipating, like iron can tend to be. (dailystrength.org)
  • People who have had severe iron deficiency for a prolonged period sometimes complain of trouble swallowing or have a sore mouth or tongue. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Low levels indicate a deficiency of iron due to heavy menstrual bleeding, poor diet, intestinal bleeding and other conditions. (brighthub.com)
  • Iron is needed for healthy blood, muscles and energy levels. (vegsoc.org)
  • Maintaining healthy iron levels is an important aspect of a vegetarian diet. (vegsoc.org)
  • How we combine iron-rich foods with those that contain vitamin C can have a significant effect on iron absorption levels. (vegsoc.org)
  • The normal fermentation process reduces the phytate levels in the finished loaf but sourdough bread making in particular is beneficial for iron absorption. (vegsoc.org)
  • Aside from treatment, are there measures I can take in my daily life to help reduce my iron levels? (novartis.com)
  • Iron is clearly important for running performance, yet many serious runners do not monitor their iron levels. (runnersworld.com)
  • Serious female runners should have their iron levels checked a minimum of twice (preferably four times) per year. (runnersworld.com)
  • To ensure consistent results, always have your blood tested before running (i.e., when you are well-hydrated), because dehydration will make your iron levels appear higher than they are. (runnersworld.com)
  • What if Your Iron Levels Are Low? (runnersworld.com)
  • If your blood tests show that your iron levels are low, discuss with your doctor whether there is a disease-based reason. (runnersworld.com)
  • Hi Ian Maxine my doctor told me I got low iron levels I am on iron tables I keep geting mix up thoughts and geting confusion all stomach pains. (buzzle.com)
  • Although it's low in bacteria, it has levels of iron that are above the permitted standard. (healthy.net)
  • High levels of iron in the system can be very toxic and it takes time to get the stuff out of your body. (dailystrength.org)
  • Iron usually needs to be taken for many months to bring the levels back to normal. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Serum iron levels are often evaluated in conjunction with other iron tests . (labcorp.com)
  • This topic has been covered by our local coaching circle and we have made great strides in understanding how and what iron levels to check for. (letsrun.com)
  • Anyone have any advice on how to get the iron (and ferratin levels) up? (letsrun.com)
  • What injuries come from low iron levels? (letsrun.com)