When is a heme transporter not a heme transporter? When it's a folate transporter.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Essential nutrients enter the body through a variety of specific transporter molecules expressed in the intestinal epithelium. A recent paper by elegantly demonstrates that one of these transporters, previously thought to carry heme, is in fact an important folate transporter.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Andrews, NC

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 5 - 6

PubMed ID

  • 17189201

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-4131

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cmet.2006.12.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States