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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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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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