Metal transporters and disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Iron and copper are essential nutrients that must be meticulously regulated to exploit their usefulness in biological reactions while protecting against their tendency to promote formation of toxic free-radicals. This review summarizes recently described steps in the transport of these metals, and explores how defects in these steps lead to human diseases including hemochromatosis, Menkes disease and Wilson disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Andrews, NC

Published Date

  • April 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 186

PubMed ID

  • 12039002

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1367-5931

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1367-5931(02)00307-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England