Iron transport across biologic membranes.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Iron is essential for life, but is toxic in excess. Nearly all organisms have therefore developed regulated mechanisms for efficient transport of iron into cells. This paper reviews the current understanding of iron transport, focusing on valuable lessons from studies of yeast iron transport and the discovery of the first mammalian transmembrane iron transporter.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Andrews, NC; Fleming, MD; Gunshin, H

Published Date

  • April 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 114 - 123

PubMed ID

  • 10228348

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-6643

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1753-4887.1999.tb06934.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States