Extrahepatic hepcidin production: The intriguing outcomes of recent years

Abstract : Hepcidin is the hyposideremic hormone regulating iron metabolism. It is a defensin-like disulfide-bonded peptide with antimicrobial activity. The main site of hepcidin production is the liver where its synthesis is modulated by iron, inflammation and erythropoietic signaling. However, hepcidin locally produced in several peripheral organs seems to be an important actor for the maintenance of iron homeostasis in these organs. This review highlights the presence of peripheral hepcidin and its potential functions. Understanding the role of extrahepatic hepcidin could be of great physiological and therapeutic importance for several specific pathologies.
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Raed Daher, Thibaud Lefebvre, Hervé Puy, Zoubida Karim. Extrahepatic hepcidin production: The intriguing outcomes of recent years. World Journal of Clinical Cases, 2019, 7 (15), pp.1926-1936. ⟨10.12998/wjcc.v7.i15.1926⟩. ⟨hal-02350928⟩



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