Genetic factors influencing ferritin levels in 14,126 blood donors: results from the Danish Blood Donor Study.
Copenhagen, Denmark. In Transfusion, 23 Dec 2015
STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The effect of six single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on ferritin levels in 14,126 blood donors were investigated in four genes: in Human Hemochromatosis Protein gene (HFE; rs1800562 and rs179945); in Transmembrane Protease gene, Serine 6 (TMPRSS6-regulating hepcidin; rs855791); in BTB domain containing protein gene (BTBD9-associated with restless legs syndrome; rs9357271); and in the Transferrin gene (TF; rs2280673 and rs1830084).
Hepcidin levels in children with chronic liver disease.
Trabzon, Turkey. In Saudi J Gastroenterol, Sep 2015
Transferrin saturation and hepcidin:ferritin ratio were significantly low in patients with severe fibrosis compared with patients with mild/without fibrosis (15.5 ± 5.5 vs 34.3 ± 30.1, P = 0.017 and 1 ± 0.5 vs 1.9 ± 1.4,P = 0.04, respectively).
The immunobiology of apotransferrin in type 1 diabetes.
Catania, Italy. In Clin Exp Immunol, 2012
Patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes have lower apoTf serum levels than healthy controls & patients with long-lasting disease. apoTf has a pivotal role in the perpetuation of type 1 diabetes pathology.