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Influence of iron metabolism on manganese transport and toxicity

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Abstract

Although manganese (Mn) is critical for the proper functioning of various metabolic enzymes and cofactors, excess Mn in the brain causes neurotoxicity. While the exact transport mechanism of Mn has not been fully understood, several importers and exporters for Mn have been identified over the past decade. In addition to Mn-specific transporters, it has been demonstrated that iron transporters can mediate Mn transport in the brain and peripheral tissues. However, while the expression of iron transporters is regulated by body iron stores, whether or not disorders of iron metabolism modify Mn homeostasis has not been systematically discussed. The present review will provide an update on the role of altered iron status in the transport and toxicity of Mn.

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The article was received on 20 Mar 2017, accepted on 16 May 2017 and first published on 31 May 2017


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C7MT00079K
Citation: Metallomics, 2017,9, 1028-1046
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    Influence of iron metabolism on manganese transport and toxicity

    Q. Ye, J. E. Park, K. Gugnani, S. Betharia, A. Pino-Figueroa and J. Kim, Metallomics, 2017, 9, 1028
    DOI: 10.1039/C7MT00079K

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