Red cell disorders and the regulation of iron homeostasis [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Also known as: Anaemia and iron homeostasis.

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Gregory Anderson (Principal investigator) ,  Dr David Frazer

Brief description Iron is an essential nutrient, but it is also toxic when present in excess, so the amount of iron moving into and around the body must be tightly controlled. In this project we will investigate how this body iron movement is regulated, and in particular the role played by macrophages, the cells that clean up old red blood cells. An understanding of this process will be of great benefit in the analysis and treatment of important blood diseases and disorders of iron metabolism.

Funding Amount $AUD 605,096.28

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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