The role of hepcidin, ferroportin, HCP1, and DMT1 protein in iron absorption in the human digestive tract.
Bydgoszcz, Poland. In Prz Gastroenterol, 2013
Hepcidin, a 25-amino acid polypeptide, which is synthesised primarily in hepatocytes, reduces the iron absorption from the intestine by binding to the only known cellular iron exporter, ferroportin, causing it to be degraded.
Systemic iron homeostasis.
In Physiol Rev, 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.