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December 3, 2020
Hemochromatosis May Increase Risk Of Liver Cancer In Men

According to a research study by the University of Exeter Medical School in the United Kingdom, men with hemochromatosis, a common genetic disorder due to iron build-up, are ten times more likely to develop liver cancer.  What is Hemochromatosis? Hemochromatosis, also called the iron-overload disease, is a condition where too much iron builds up in […]

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May 11, 2017
Know Your Genes: TMPRSS6 “Iron Gene”

Transmembrane Protease, Serine 6 (TMPRSS6) gene is associated with the synthesis of transmembrane protease, serine 6 (also known as matriptase-2), a liver serine protease. TMPRSS6 cleaves the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and down-regulates the iron hormone hepcidin, facilitating iron absorption. Inactivation of TMPRSS6 is associated with iron deficiency anemia. There are two single nucleotide polymorphisms […]

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