axis in iron
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 (FOR 5146) brings together experts of iron and bone metabolism to decipher the underlying mechanisms of iron regulation and its interactions with bone.
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