Hepcidin and the iron enigma in HCV infection.
Athens, Greece. In Virulence, Jun 2014
Hepcidin is a 25-aa peptide, present in human serum and urine and represents the key peptide hormone, which modulates iron homeostasis in the body.
Systemic iron homeostasis.
In Physiol Rev, Oct 2013
The iron hormone hepcidin and its receptor and cellular iron exporter ferroportin control the major fluxes of iron into blood plasma: intestinal iron absorption, the delivery of recycled iron from macrophages, and the release of stored iron from hepatocytes.