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  • n. A transmembrane protein that transports iron


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  • This hormone has been found to suppress intestinal absorption of iron through its binding to ferroportin. - latest science and technology news stories

  • "Because ferroportin can remove iron from the cell, when we put the protein back into the cell, the ferroportin removed the cancer's growth stimulus," said Torti.

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  • When the researchers restored ferroportin levels to normal in human breast tumors in mice, the tumors grew more slowly.

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  • The researchers also looked at data on more than 800 women with breast cancer to see if they could find a link between ferroportin levels and long-term outcomes for cancer.

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  • The lack of ferroportin results in a build-up of iron, which allows a tumor to grow and perhaps become more aggressive, Suzy Torti, an associate professor of biochemistry at Wake

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  • "Our findings suggest that ferroportin is a substantial influence on the behavior of the cancer," she said.

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  • Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina found that levels of ferroportin -- a protein that exports iron from cells -- are strikingly lower in breast tumors than in normal tissue.

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  • This has been attributed to a functional iron deficiency that arises from tumor induction of inflammatory cytokines and hepcidin, and inactivation of ferroportin. - medical news plus CME for physicians


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