Iron and Human Disease

1st Edition

R.B. Lauffer

CRC Press
Published November 29, 2017
Reference - 550 Pages
ISBN 9781315894799 - CAT# K347812

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Summary

Iron and Human Disease is the first book to cover the three key aspects of human iron metabolism: the accumulation of iron in adults, iron as a limiting factor for tumor and infectious cell growth, and iron as a catalyst for oxygen free radical production. The book describes the hypotheses and findings related to the role of iron in cardiovascular disease (including reperfusion injury), cancer, aging, and autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases. Other topics covered include the molecular biology and biochemistry of iron, the general principles governing iron balance, iron in the immune system and acute phase response, and new preventive and therapeutic strategies.
Iron and Human Disease will be a useful reference for biomedical investigators, physicians, nutritionists, and public health officials.

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