Hereditary hemochromatosis protein, HFE, interaction with transferrin receptor 2 suggests a molecular mechanism for mammalian iron sensing.


Journal Article

HFE and transferrin receptor 2 (TFR2) are membrane proteins integral to mammalian iron homeostasis and associated with human hereditary hemochromatosis. Here we demonstrate that HFE and TFR2 interact in cells, that this interaction is not abrogated by disease-associated mutations of HFE and TFR2, and that TFR2 competes with TFR1 for binding to HFE. We propose a new model for the mechanism of iron status sensing that results in the regulation of iron homeostasis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goswami, T; Andrews, NC

Published Date

  • September 29, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 281 / 39

Start / End Page

  • 28494 - 28498

PubMed ID

  • 16893896

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16893896

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9258

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1074/jbc.C600197200


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States