alexa The major histocompatibility complex-encoded HFE in iron homeostasis and immune function.
Oncology

Oncology

Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy

Author(s): SalterCid L, Peterson PA, Yang Y

Abstract Share this page

Abstract HFE is a non-classical major histocompatibility complex class I molecule that complexes with a beta2-microglobulin. A functional link between HFE and iron metabolism has been established by the discovery of a physical association between HFE and the transferrin receptor. By inhibiting transferrin receptor internalization, HFE functions as a negative modulator of transferrin receptor function. In addition, HFE appears to be an iron sensor that directly or indirectly communicates the body's iron status to T cells, which then use cytokines as feedback modulators to achieve iron homeostasis. A working model for the feedback regulatory mechanism between iron metabolism and immune function is proposed. This article was published in Immunol Res and referenced in Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords