Scientist finds protein critical to ‘iron overload’

10 junio 2015

The protein that the liver uses to load iron has been identified by a researcher, thereby opening the door to potential strategies to treat “iron overload” disorders. One form of these genetic disorders is hereditary hemochromatosis. Not everyone who inherits the gene will get the disease, but those who do so inherit the defective gene from both parents. Hereditary hemochromatosis is found most often in people of Northern European descent.