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Small Molecule Transports Iron in Mice, Human Cells to Treat Some Forms of Anemia

July 7, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Young Ah Seo, assistant professor of nutritional sciences at the U-M School of Public Health, discusses research concerning a small natural molecule that could function as a “molecular prosthetic” for ferroportin disease and certain types of anemia. Derived from a cypress tree, Seo notes that the molecule can transport iron in mice and human cells that lack a certain protein. The faculty expert further highlights findings from the research and the potential implications for treatment plans.

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