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Defining the
osteohepatic
axis in iron
metabolism
Summary Iron deficiency and iron overload are both associated with bone loss and an increased risk of fracture, which markedly limit mobility and autonomy of affected individuals. Thus, iron levels must be balanced to maintain health in general, and in particular bone strength. The DFG-funded FerrOs consortium (FOR5146) brings together experts of iron and bone metabolism to decipher the underlying mechanisms of iron regulation and its interactions with bone. Funded by

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Research Blog & News

New publication by FerrOs researchers!

We proudly present the new article by Silvia Colucci, Sandro Altamura and Martina Muckenthaler from our FerrOs Research Group on "Liver Sinusoidal Endothelial Cells Suppress Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 Production in Response to TGFβ Pathway Activation" that was just published in Hepatology (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33982327/).

October 6, 2021|

2nd FerrOs Webinar: Delphine Meynard on Matriptase-2 as a therapeutic target

Our second FerrOs Webinar took place on September 28th. The FerrOs members were very keen on listening to the excellent talk of Delphine Meynard, who presented her newest work on the role of matripase-2 as a novel therapeutic target in diseases with ineffective hematopoiesis. Besides the stimulating talk, it was great to see each other again and get to know new members of the FerrOs consortium.

September 30, 2021|

New FerrOs review: “Shaping the bone through iron and iron-related proteins”

We proudly present our new review on "Shaping the bone through iron and iron-related proteins" that was just published in Seminars in Hematology  (https://doi.org/10.1053/j.seminhematol.2021.06.002).

July 20, 2021|

1st FerrOs Retreat: Getting to know each other!

Meetings during pandemic times – on June 4th we met online at our 1st FerrOs Retreat. Although we were not able to meet face-to-face, we were all very happy to “see” each other online and listen to the eight FerrOs projects so all new members could see what is planned and to discuss how we can interact during the next four years.

June 8, 2021|

Ready, steady, GO!

Our newly funded Research Unit “FerrOs” officially started in March 2021 and will study the effects of iron metabolism on bone and liver health. Iron deficiency and iron overload are both associated with bone loss and an increased risk of fracture, which markedly limit mobility and autonomy of affected individuals. Thus, iron levels must be balanced to maintain health in general, and in particular bone strength. Therefore, the main aim of our DFG-funded FerrOs consortium (FOR5146) is to decipher the underlying mechanisms of iron regulation and its interactions with bone.

March 1, 2021|
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