TY - JOUR. T1 - The iron regulatory hormone hepcidin is decreased in pregnancy: a prospective longitudinal study. AU - van Santen, Susanne. AU - Kroot, Joyce J. C.. AU - Zijderveld, Gerard. AU - Wiegerinck, Erwin T.. AU - Spaanderman, Marc E. A.. AU - Swinkels, Dorine W.. PY - 2013/7. Y1 - 2013/7. KW - hepcidin. KW - iron homeostasis. KW - physiology. KW - pregnancy. U2 - 10.1515/cclm-2012-0576. DO - 10.1515/cclm-2012-0576. M3 - Article. C2 - 23241678. VL - 51. SP - 1395. EP - 1401. JO - Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. JF - Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. SN - 1434-6621. IS - 7. ER - ...
Targeting the BMP pathway: as the BMP pathway plays a key role in stimulating hepcidin transcription, sequestration of BMP ligands could decrease hepcidin expression. Heparin, a glycosaminoglycan widely used as an anticoagulant, has long been known to bind BMPs.68 Poli and colleagues demonstrated that heparin inhibited hepcidin expression in hepatic cell lines as well as in mice.69 Daily injections in mice for seven days (50 mg/kg/d) decreased hepcidin mRNA expression and SMAD phosphorylation, increased serum iron and reduced spleen iron concentration. In 5 patients treated with low molecular weight heparin to prevent deep vein thrombosis, serum hepcidin concentration decreased by 80-85% within 2-5 days after the start of the treatment. Concurrently, increased serum iron levels and transferrin saturation were noted in all 5 patients. Although the safety profile of heparin is well understood, its anticoagulant activity hinders its wider application to iron-restricted disorders. To address this, ...
Hepcidin, a peptide hormone that decreases intestinal iron absorption and macrophage iron release, is a potential drug target for patients with iron overload syndromes because its levels are inappropriately low in these individuals. Endogenous stimulants of Hepcidin transcription include bone morphogenic protein 6 (BMP6) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) by effects on mothers against decapentaplegic homolog (Smad)4 or signal transducer and activator of transcription (Stat)3, respectively. We conducted a small-scale chemical screen in zebrafish embryos to identify small molecules that modulate hepcidin expression. We found that treatment with the isoflavone, genistein, from 28-52 hours postfertilization in zebrafish embryos enhanced Hepcidin transcript levels, as assessed by whole-mount in situ hybridization and quantitative real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Genisteins stimulatory effect was conserved in human hepatocytes: Genistein treatment of HepG2 cells increased both ...
Systemic iron homeostasis requires multiple organs working in concert to maintain cellular iron concentrations for metabolism and RBC levels for systemic oxygen transport. Research over the past decade has shown that this system is centrally regulated by the liver-derived hormone hepcidin and requires intestinal iron absorption for the maintenance of postnatal systemic iron levels. However, a complete biological link between the liver and intestine during iron deficiency and in diseases of iron overload has remained unclear. The present work demonstrates that the liver controls the intestine through a hepatic hepcidin/intestinal HIF-2α axis that regulates physiological iron uptake during systemic iron deficiency and drives pathological iron absorption during iron overload caused by hepcidin deficiency. Paradoxically, using unbiased, high-throughput RNA-Seq, we show that the intestinal response to systemic iron deficiency and hepcidin deficiency-mediated iron overload is largely the same. The ...
Although no functional studies to assess the role of the described HAMP polymorphism on hepcidin expression have been performed, our findings suggest that the presence of this polymorphic variant might play a role in iron metabolism of poly-transfused thalassemic patients,11-14 perhaps changing the response to the transcriptional activation by both upstream stimulatory factors 1 and 2 (USF1/USF2) and cMyc/Max heterodimers that occur through E-boxes within the promoter, as shown by Bayele.5 Alterations of these elements might render the promoter less responsive to USF1/USF2 or c-Myc/Max, modifying regulation of the hepcidin transcription factors and its function in iron metabolism.5. The c.-582 A,G HAMP-P variant did not show an impact on the level of iron loading in the regular chelated patients, while it influenced the LIC values and the serum ferritin among the patients receiving an irregular chelation treatment. These observations suggest that this HAMP-P polymorphism may be associated with ...
Hepcidin is a protein that in humans is encoded by the HAMP gene. Hepcidin is a key regulator of the entry of iron into the circulation in mammals. In states in which the hepcidin level is abnormally high such as inflammation, serum iron falls due to iron trapping within macrophages and liver cells and decreased gut iron absorption. This typically leads to anemia due to an inadequate amount of serum iron being available for developing red cells. When the hepcidin level is abnormally low such as in hemochromatosis, iron overload occurs due to increased ferroportin mediated iron efflux from storage and increased gut iron absorption. In lab mice, hepcidin has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. This is a negative feedback: it reduces the inflammation which caused the elevated hepcidin level. Hepcidin, a peptide hormone which is mainly synthesized in the liver, was discovered in 2000. It reduces extracellular iron in the body by several mechanisms: 1) It lowers dietary iron absorption ...
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The mean relative wall thickness (RWT) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) were 0.38 and 42.0 g/m2.7, respectively. The mean ejection fraction (EF) and early diastolic mitral inflow to annulus velocity ratio (E/e²) were 64.1% and 9.9, respectively. Although EF and E/e² were not associated with high serum hepcidin, RWT and LVMI were significantly associated with high serum hepcidin levels in univariate logistic regression analysis. In multivariate logistic regression analysis after adjusting for variables related to anemia, bone mineral metabolism, comorbidities, and inflammation, however, only each 0.1-unit increase in RWT was associated with increased odds of high serum hepcidin (odds ratio, 1.989; 95% confidence interval, 1.358-2.916; P < 0.001). In the subgroup analysis, the independent relationship between RWT and high serum hepcidin level was valid only in women and patients with low transferrin saturation (TSAT ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Neogenin inhibits HJV secretion and regulates BMP-induced hepcidin expression and iron homeostasis. AU - Lee, Dai Hoon. AU - Zhou, Li Juau. AU - Zhou, Zheng. AU - Xie, Jiau Xiu. AU - Jung, Ji Ung. AU - Liu, Yu. AU - Xi, Cai Xia. AU - Mei, Lin. AU - Xiong, Wen Cheng. PY - 2010/4/15. Y1 - 2010/4/15. N2 - Neogenin, a deleted in colorectal cancer (DCC) family member, has been identified as a receptor for the neuronal axon guidance cues netrins and repulsive guidance molecules repulsive guidance molecules (RGM). RGMc, also called hemojuvelin (HJV), is essential for iron homeostasis. Here we provide evidence that neogenin plays a critical role in iron homeostasis by regulation of HJV secretion and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling. Livers of neogenin mutant mice exhibit iron overload, low levels of hepcidin, and reduced BMP signaling. Mutant hepatocytes in vitro show impaired BMP2 induction of Smad1/5/8 phosphorylation and hepcidin expression. Neogenin is expressed in liver ...
Hepcidin mRNA content in liver of control and phlebotomized mice as determined by Northern blot analysis. Twenty micrograms of total liver RNAs were electrophoresed, blotted, and hybridized with both hepcidin and 18S-labeled probes (as described in Methods). Autoradiography of a typical experiment ...
During HIV type-1 (HIV-1), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections, altered iron balance correlates with morbidity. The liver-produced hormone hepcidin dictates systemic iron homeostasis. We measured hepcidin, iron parameters, cytokines, and inflammatory markers in three cohorts: plasma donors who developed acute HIV-1, HBV, or HCV viremia during the course of donations; HIV-1-positive individuals progressing from early to chronic infection; and chronically HIV-1-infected individuals (receiving antiretroviral therapy or untreated). Hepcidin increased and plasma iron decreased during acute HIV-1 infection, as viremia was initially detected. In patients transitioning from early to chronic HIV-1 infection, hepcidin in the first 60 d of infection positively correlated with the later plasma viral load set-point. Hepcidin remained elevated in individuals with untreated chronic HIV-1 infection and in subjects on ART. In contrast to HIV-1, there was no evidence of hepcidin ...
Abstract. The iron-regulatory hormone, hepcidin, regulates systemic iron homeostasis by interacting with the iron export protein ferroportin (FPN1) to adjust i
Hepcidin, presumed to be a potential link in the mutual relationship between thyrometabolic and haematologic status, is a liver-derived protein encoded by the HAMP gene, responsible mainly for bodily Fe distribution (9). The mechanism of hepcidin response to inflammatory stimuli comprises two possible pathways: one through bone morphogenetic protein-mothers against decapentaplegic (BMP-SMAD) and more specifically via Janus kinase (JAK) signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3). The latter axis is triggered by cytokines, mainly IL-6, which activates JAK2 and leads to phosphorylation of STAT3, enabling its translocation to the nucleus and upregulation of HAMP gene transcription. IL-6 also contributes to hepcidin regulation via the BMD pathway (14). Cross-talk between two presented pathways has been postulated (15). Stimulated hepcidin affects ferroportin, which is a cellular iron transporter, causing its internalization and degradation, thus retaining Fe absorption from a lumen of ...
SUMMARY Most patients suffering from chronic infection, chronic inflammation, or some with various malignancies develop a mild to moderate anemia. This anemia, designated anemia of chronic disease or anemia of chronic inflammation, is characterized by a low serum iron level, a low to normal transferrin level, and a high to normal ferritin level. The anemia is caused by the direct and indirect inhibitory effects of inflammatory cytokines on erythrocyte production. Among the cytokines, interleukin-6 has a central role, acting by increasing hepatocyte production of the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin. Hepcidin then blocks the release of iron from macrophages and hepatocytes, causing the characteristic hypoferremia associated with this anemia, and limiting the availability of iron to the developing erythrocytes. Effective treatment of the underlying disease restores normal erythropoiesis. When this is not possible, and treatment is necessary, therapeutic trials have revealed that the anemia is ...
Babitt, J.L. and Lin, H.Y. (2010) Molecular Mechanisms of Hepcidin Regulation Implications for the Anemia of CKD. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 55, 726-741.
Data for ferroportin and ferritin expression in vitamin D-treated monocytes and hepatocytes are consistent with the actions of hepcidin in promoting post-transcriptional suppression of ferroportin protein.19 On the basis of data presented in this study, we speculate that 25D and 1,25D can act to oppose this response and maintain membrane expression of ferroportin (Figure 5). Hepcidin-mediated loss of membrane ferroportin is known to be associated with intracellular retention of iron, leading in turn to iron-restrictive anemia.5 This has immediate implications for the control of systemic iron homeostasis but will also influence host defense during acute infections. Iron is essential for the survival and growth of almost all organisms, and an important strategy for mammalian antimicrobial defense is based on depriving pathogens of this essential nutrient.20 Thus, another facet of hepcidin physiology is its contribution to host innate immune function.3,21 By targeting ferroportin and decreasing ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hepcidin levels and gastric cancer risk in the EPIC-EurGast study. AU - Jakszyn, Paula. AU - Fonseca-Nunes, Ana. AU - Lujan-Barroso, Leila. AU - Aranda, Núria. AU - Tous, Mónica. AU - Arija, Victoria. AU - Cross, Amanda. AU - Bueno-de-Mesquita, H. Bas. AU - Weiderpass, Elisabete. AU - Kühn, Tilman. AU - Kaaks, Rudolf. AU - Sjöberg, Klas. AU - Ohlsson, Bodil. AU - Tumino, Rosario. AU - Palli, Domenico. AU - Ricceri, Fulvio. AU - Fasanelli, Francesca. AU - Krogh, Vittorio. AU - Mattiello, Amalia. AU - Jenab, Mazda. AU - Gunter, Marc. AU - Perez-Cornago, Aurora. AU - Khaw, Kay Tee. AU - Tjønneland, Anne. AU - Olsen, Anja. AU - Overvad, Kim. AU - Trichopoulou, Antonia. AU - Peppa, Eleni. AU - Vasilopoulou, Effie. AU - Boeing, Heiner. AU - Sánchez-Cantalejo, Emilio. AU - Huerta, José María. AU - Dorronsoro, Miren. AU - Barricarte, Aurelio. AU - Quirós, José Maria. AU - Peeters, Petra H.. AU - Agudo, Antonio. PY - 2017/9/1. Y1 - 2017/9/1. N2 - Hepcidin is the main regulator ...
A feedback loop involving erythropoietin helps regulate the process of erythropoiesis so that, in non-disease states, the production of red blood cells is equal to the destruction of red blood cells and the red blood cell number is sufficient to sustain adequate tissue oxygen levels but not so high as to cause sludging, thrombosis, or stroke. Erythropoeitin is produced in the kidney and liver in response to low oxygen levels. In addition, erythropoeitin is bound by circulating red blood cells; low circulating numbers lead to a relatively high level of unbound erythropoeitin, which stimulates production in the bone marrow. Recent studies have also shown that the peptide hormone hepcidin may play a role in the regulation of hemoglobin production, and thus effect erthropoiesis. The liver produces hepcidin. Hepcidin controls iron absorption in the gastrointestinal tract and iron release from reticuloendothelial tissue.1 Iron must be released from macrophages in the bone marrow to be incorporated ...
Iron deficiency is considered the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide and affects children and women in both non-industrialized as well as industrialized countries. The main regulatory molecule of iron metabolism is hepcidin, a hormone produced in the liver that regulates intestinal iron absorption, placental transport, recycling of iron by macrophages and release from stores. The expression of hepcidin is regulated by many mediators, one of which is Matriptase-2 - a transmembrane protease. Complete loss of function leads to the rare disease iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia (IRIDA). Matriptase-2 is encoded by the gene TMPRSS6 and the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs855791 causes a non-synonymous substitution (V736A) that reduces the activity of the protease to inhibit hepcidin transcription. Genome wide association studies have identified the TMPRSS6 SNP rs855791 has a strong association with red blood cell and iron parameters in the general population. The objectives of ...
Hemojuvelin turns out to be a co-receptor, acting at the plasma membrane, for the BMP signaling pathway, which is necessary for the secretion of hepcidin from hepatocytes. As elevated hepcidin levels are associated with anemia of chronic disease and decreased access to reticuloendothelial stores, it stands to reason that inhibitors of the BMP pathway-either small molecule BMP inhibitors such as this, or a soluble form of hemojuvelin such as this-might be successfully used to decrease hepcidin expression and therefore treat anemia of chronic kidney disease ...
17 May 2021 A new study from the Lakhal-Littleton Group has addressed a long-standing gap in our understanding of systemic iron homeostasis. It provides the first formal demonstration that the hormone hepcidin controls iron reabsorption in the kidney, in a manner that impacts the bodys iron levels, under normal physiological conditions. It also demonstrates for the first time how this mechanism becomes critically important in the development of iron disorders.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hepcidin is a key mediator of anemia of inflammation in Crohns disease. AU - Basseri, Robert J.. AU - Nemeth, Elizabeta. AU - Vassilaki, Maria E.. AU - Basseri, Benjamin. AU - Enayati, Pedram. AU - Shaye, Omid. AU - Bourikas, Leonidas A.. AU - Ganz, Tom. AU - Papadakis, Konstantinos A.. PY - 2013/9/1. Y1 - 2013/9/1. N2 - Anemia often complicates the course of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Hepcidin, a liver-produced peptide hormone, is a key mediator of anemia of chronic disease (ACD). We hypothesized that hepcidin is significantly elevated in anemic CD patients and that hepcidin may cause iron restriction and, therefore, mediate ACD. Methods: We enrolled 17 patients with CD and ACD recruited from the Cedars-Sinai IBD Center. Routine blood tests included hemoglobin (Hgb), hematocrit, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP). Anemia was defined as hemoglobin , 12. g/dL and , 13.5. g/dL, in men and women, respectively. ACD was diagnosed on the basis of ...
Antigen uptake by dendritic cells and intracellular routing of antigens to specific compartments is regulated by C-type lectin receptors that recognize glycan structures. The OVA-LeX-induced enhancement of T cell cross-priming is MGL1-dependent as shown by reduced CD8+ effector T cell frequencies in MGL1-deficient mice. Moreover MGL1-mediated cross-presentation of OVA-LeX neither required TAP-transporters nor Cathepsin-S and […]. Read More ». ...
Hepcidin is a antibacterial and anti-fungal protein expressed in the liver and is also a signalling molecule in iron metabolism. The hepcidin protein is cysteine-rich and forms a distorted beta-sheet with an unusual disulphide bond found at the turn of the hairpin [PMID: 12138110]. ...
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Hepcidin wird vom HAMP-Gen kodiert. Es ist ein wichtiger Regulator im Eisenstoffwechsel und reguliert sowohl die Speicherung in den Makrophagen wie auch die Eisen-Aufnahme im Darm. Mutationen führen zur juvenilen Hämochromatose (Typ 2B). Oft liegt eine digenische Erkrankung vor, bei welcher eine heterozygote Mutation zusammen mit einer zweiten HFE1-Mutation auftritt.. ...
/PRNewswire/ -- Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTGX) today announced that a Phase 2 study of its novel hepcidin mimetic PTG-300 in patients with...
For patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepcidin, a regulator of iron homeostasis, is induced following a single dose of pegylated interferon-α (PEG-IFNα), and may be a surrogate marker of immediate efficacy of IFN-α.
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.. ...
Mutations in HFE are the most common cause of the iron-overload disorder hereditary hemochromatosis. Levels of the main iron regulatory hormone, hepcidin, are inappropriately low in hereditary hemochromatosis mouse models and patients with HFE mutations, indicating that HFE regulates hepcidin. The bone morphogenetic protein 6 (BMP6)-SMAD signaling pathway is an important endogenous regulator of hepcidin expression. We investigated whether HFE is involved in BMP6-SMAD regulation of hepcidin expression. METHODS: The BMP6-SMAD pathway was examined in Hfe knockout (KO) mice and in wild-type (WT) mice as controls. Mice were placed on diets of varying iron content. Hepcidin induction by BMP6 was examined in primary hepatocytes from Hfe KO mice; data were compared with those of WT mice. RESULTS: Liver levels of Bmp6 messenger RNA (mRNA) were higher in Hfe KO mice; these were appropriate for the increased hepatic levels of iron in these mice, compared with WT mice. However, levels of hepatic ...
Background and aims: Reticulo-endothelial macrophages together with duodenal enterocytes coordinate body iron homeostasis. The aim of this study was to investigate the regulatory actions of the hormone hepcidin on ferroportin expression in these two cell types. Methods: We investigated the in vitro effects of hepcidin in well-characterised human cell culture models of macrophages (differentiated THP-1 cells) and intestinal epithelial cells (Caco-2 cells). The in vivo effects of hepcidin were also investigated in mice injected with a synthetic hepcidin peptide. Results: Exposure to hepcidin (presented either as conditioned medium from interleukin-6-stimulated HuH7 cells or as a synthetic peptide) resulted in a rapid (within 4 h) decrease in ferroportin expression in THP-1 macrophages but had no effect on ferroportin levels in Caco-2 cells. To determine whether these rapid effects of hepcidin were also evident in vivo we injected mice with a synthetic hepcidin peptide. Four hours post-injection, ...
Hemojuvelin (HJV), also known as repulsive guidance molecule C (RGMc) or hemochromatosis type 2 protein (HFE2), is a membrane-bound and soluble protein in mammals that is responsible for the iron overload condition known as juvenile hemochromatosis in humans, a severe form of hemochromatosis. In humans, the hemojuvelin protein is encoded by the HFE2 gene. Hemojuvelin is a member of the repulsive guidance molecule family of proteins. Both RGMa and RGMb are found in the nervous system, while hemojuvelin is found in skeletal muscle and the liver. For many years the signal transduction pathways that regulate systemic iron homeostasis have been unknown. However it has been demonstrated that hemojuvelin interacts with bone morphogenetic protein (BMP), possibly as a co-receptor, and may signal via the SMAD pathway to regulate hepcidin expression. Associations with BMP2 and BMP4 have been described. Mouse HJV knock-out models confirmed that HJV is the gene responsible for juvenile hemochromatosis. ...
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.. ...
Background: Hepcidin is a 20-, 22-, or 25-aminoacid peptide hormone, produced in the liver and detectable in serum and urine, Hepcidin controls plasma iron concentration and its increases in response to inflammatory stimuli (Weinstein et al., 2002; Nemeth & Ganz 2006). Diabetes mellitus Is a group of related diseases in which the body cannot regulate the amount of glucose in the blood, Diabetes-related chronic hyperglycemia can lead to a hypoxic environment in the renal interstitium, which results in impaired production of erythropoietin (Singh et al., 2009). Anemia of chronic disease is reflecting a reduction in red blood cell (RBC) production by the bone marrow, with a component due to mild shortening of RBC survival. A number of factors contribute to this hypoproliferative state. (Papadaki et al., 2002; Weinstein et al., 2002) Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Role of Hepcidin Level in Development of Anemia among Diabetic Sudanese Patient in Khartoum state. Materials ...
Gene transfer for the cure of ß-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia. Beta-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia (SCD) represent the most common hemoglobinopathies caused, respectively, by deficient production or alteration of the hemoglobin beta-chain subunit. We are generating gene-delivering tools for the cure of these disorders. Our approaches are based on achieving therapeutic levels of corrective genes (beta-globin and/or gamma globin) following gene transfer or use of drugs that modify the splicing of beta-globin RNA mutant forms. We are also developing new strategies to introduce genetically modified cells into the bone marrow with minimal conditioning.. Erythropoiesis and iron metabolism in beta-thalassemia, hemochromatosis and polycythemia vera. Progressive iron overload is the most salient and ultimately fatal complication of beta-thalassemia. The hepatic peptide hepcidin limits iron absorption and recycling, degrading the iron exporter ferroportin at the level of enterocytes and ...
Hemojuvelin has been described as interfering with hepcidin, a key regulator of iron homeostasis. Hemojuvelin is mainly produced by muscle, and the relationship between exercise and iron metabolism can be questioned about.. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of muscular exercise on iron metabolism in healthy volunteers. Fourteen healthy male subjects will be investigated at two periods according to a cross-over design after:. ...
Rationale In atherosclerotic plaques iron accumulates in macrophages where it could exert pro-oxidant actions preferentially. phenotype and profile favouring iron deposition. Nevertheless upon iron publicity M2 macrophages get a phenotype favouring iron release through a strong increase in ferroportin expression illustrated by a more avid oxidation of extra-cellular LDL by iron-loaded M2 macrophages. In line in human LY335979 (Zosuquidar 3HCl) atherosclerotic plaques CD68+MR+ macrophages accumulate oxidized lipids which activate Liver X Receptors (LXRα and LXRβ) resulting in the induction of ABCA1 ABCG1 and ApoE expression. Moreover in iron-loaded M2 macrophages LXR activation induces nuclear factor erythroid 2-like 2 (NRF2) expression hence increasing ferroportin expression which together with a decrease of hepcidin mRNA levels promotes iron export. Conclusions These data identify a role for M2 macrophages in iron handling a process which is regulated by LXR activation. by the ...
We used high-performance liquid chromatography to separate urine obtained from whole-body gamma-irradiated mice (4 Gy) before analyzing each fraction with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry to identify radiation-responsive molecules. We identified two candidates: hepcidin antimicrobial peptide 2 (hepcidin-2) and peptide fragments of kidney androgen-regulated protein (KAP). We observed that peak increases of hepcidin-2 in urine were delayed in a dose-dependent manner (1 Gy and above); however, the amount of KAP peptide fragments showed no correlation with radiation dose. In addition, an increase in hepcidin-2 after exposure to relatively low radiation doses (0.25 and 0.5 Gy, respectively) was biphasic (at 8-48 h and 120-168 h, respectively, after irradiation). The increase in hepcidin-2 paralleled an increase in hepcidin-2 gene (Hamp2) mRNA levels in the liver. These results suggest that radiation exposure directly or indirectly induces urinary excretion 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 ...
Abstract: Molecularly imprinted hydrogels for the capture of the peptide hormone hepcidin were prepared by water-in-oil (w/o) suspension polymerization under mild conditions. Spherical and relatively uniformly sized gel beads were routinely obtained after optimization of the synthetic methodology. The polymers were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, optical microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. Although the imprinted materials exhibited higher affinity towards the epitope template (hepcidin N-terminus) than their corresponding blank polymers, the full-length target peptide was found strongly bound to all the hydrogels tested. However, by using whole fluorescent hepcidin as the print species, the imprinting effect was more pronounced. Moreover, bovine serum albumin did not bind to the poly N-isopropylacrylamide (PNIPAm)-based polymers. Thus, polymeric ldquospongesrdquo for biomacromolecules with size-exclusion effect were developed, useful for peptide concentration, ...
Mutations of two genes (HJV and HAMP) are known to cause juvenile hemochromatosis. Mutations of the HJV gene account for more than 90 percent of known cases of juvenile hemochromatosis. Mutations of the HJV and HAMP genes are inherited as autosomal recessive traits. Genetic diseases are determined by the combination of genes for a particular trait that are on the chromosomes received from the father and the mother. Recessive genetic disorders occur when an individual inherits the same abnormal gene for the same trait from each parent. If an individual receives one normal gene and one gene for the disease, the person will be a carrier for the disease, but usually will not show symptoms. The risk for two carrier parents to both pass the defective gene and, therefore, have an affected child is 25 percent with each pregnancy. The risk to have a child who is a carrier like the parents is 50 percent with each pregnancy. The chance for a child to receive normal genes from both parents and be ...
hep sĭd-ĭn) A protein secreted by the liver that acts as a regulatory hormone that controls the amount of iron in the body. Elevated levels of hepcidin in the blood prevent iron from being taken up by red blood cells. Hepcidin levels rise in many chronic illnesses and infections, causing the anemia of chronic disease. Proteins or hormones (like testosterone) that block the action of hepcidin result, by contrast, in iron overload diseases and erythrocytosis. ...
complexation with the protein transferrin (Tf). Upon entering the blood, Mn is distributed diffusely throughout the body, with the brain, bone, kidneys and liver acquiring the highest accumulation. A variety of transporters regulate Mn import, including DMT1 or Tf-Tf receptor internalization, choline transporter, citrate transporter, voltage-gated and store-operated calcium channels, and the zinc transporters ZIP8/14. Recent findings suggest a role for the magnesium transporter HIP14 and the P-type transmembrane ATPase ATP13A2 in Mn uptake across cellular membranes. Mn serves as an important cofactor for many enzymes that are key in regulating general cellular function. Intracellular buffering mechanisms also include preferential sequestration within mitochondria. Finally, Mn export has yet to be fully understood, but new evidence points to the iron exporter ferroportin as a potential exporter. This chapter will address the various processes associated with maintenance of optimal Mn levels and ...
Ferroportin1 is a newly discovered transmembrane iron export protein. It plays a key role in Fe2+transport across the basal membrane of enterocytes in the gut. It has been suggested that this protein might have the same role in Fe2+transport across the abluminal membrane of the blood-brain barrier as it works in enterocytes. However, the presence of ferroportin1 in the brain has not been well determined. In the present study, we investigated expression of ferroportin1 protein in different brain regions, including cortex, hippocampus, striatum and substantia nigra, in developing male Sprague-Dawley rats. The results provided direct evidence for the existence of ferroportin1 protein in the rat brain. All brain areas examined have the ability to synthesize ferroportin1 protein. The findings also showed that age has a significant effect on the expression of ferroportin1 protein in the cortex, hippocampus, striatum and substantia nigra of the rat brain ...
ON THE COVER Iron Heart. In the same way that iron rebar has contributed to the heart image here, in humans, iron makes an important contribution to heart health. Although iron is essential to the function of many tissues, iron is highly reactive and can cause oxidative stress and is sequestered by transferrin in blood and bound to ferritin in tissues. Hepcidin is also a regulator of iron, but there have been conflicting results about the relationship between hepcidin concentrations and cardiovascular mortality. This issue of Clinical Chemistry contains important results from the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health Study where the authors investigated the role of iron metabolism and hepcidin in cardiovascular and total mortality in patients undergoing coronary angiography. (See page 849.) Reproduced with permission from Flickr/Mattias Rizzi. ...
Abstract: Repulsive guidance molecule family members (RGMs) control fundamental and diverse cellular processes, including motility and adhesion, immune cell regulation, and systemic iron metabolism. However, it is not known how RGMs initiate signaling through their common cell-surface receptor, neogenin (NEO1). Here, we present crystal structures of the NEO1 RGM-binding region and its complex with human RGMB (also called dragon ...
Runners are also known to lose iron in sweat, through gastrointestinal bleeding, and through breakdown of red blood cells caused by the trauma of repeated foot strikes on hard surfaces.. And then theres the hormone hepcidin which is produced by the liver. Its role is to reduce iron levels and hinder the bodys efforts to store iron. The problem is that a study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism showed hepcidin spiked in runners who run longer than 60 minutes and stay elevated for up to six hours afterwards, meaning any iron consumed in that time period may not be well absorbed.. However, if you think you might be low in iron, never (ever) self-diagnose. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test done and have your doctor diagnose you. There are dangers to supplementing with iron if you are not iron-deficient. According to Austin and Seebohar in Performance Nutrition, large doses of iron both create free radicals which damage body ...
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