Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Study group discussion: Iron metabolism

In which form is iron absorbed?

Fe2+
Ferrous!

In which form is it stored?

Ferritin!
Fe3+

Study link! http://medicowesome.blogspot.ae/2013/11/ferrous-vs-ferric-mnemonic.html

In which form does heme contain iron?
Ferrous

Remember..Heme is always in the ferrous form when free..And in the ferric form when bound. In heme..it is an exception.
Others ferritin, transferrin..it is always in ferric form

Ohh. Interesting!

Antidote for choice for acute iron overdose?

Desferoxamine?

Yup. Desferrioxamine is given IV.. It is for acute iron overload.

Which antidote is preferred for chronic iron overdose then?

Oral drug.. Deferiprone.
Desferoxamin SC.

4 comments:

  1. Can you make a code for enzymes involved in heme synthesis and their deficiency associated porphyrias? TY in advence.

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    1. I'll upload it in a month, will that be okay?

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  2. hello... your blog is awesome..did you come up with any code for porphyrias?..thanks in advance

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    1. http://medicowesome.blogspot.in/2015/03/heme-synthesis-mnemonic.html

      Next time, you could just search, "Porphyria Medicowesome" on Google. Or use the search box in the blog.

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