Attapon Cheepsattayakorn1,2*, Ruangrong Cheepsattayakorn3 and Utoomporn Sittisingh2
110th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2St. Theresa International College, Nakorn Nayok, Thailand
33Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
*Corresponding Author: Attapon Cheepsattayakorn, 10th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Received: June 27, 2020; Published: August 01, 2020
Proteins, the building blocks of life are the major source of nutrients. Digested proteins release amino acids to the body for cellular energy generation. In addition to amino acids, proteins also provide metal, particularly iron that is most abundant in the human body. One adult human body requires approximately 3 - 4 grams of iron. Heme and non-heme iron are two forms found in dietary iron. Heme iron is mainly found in meat (hemoglobin and myoglobin), poultry and fish, is well absorbed whereas plants account for the majority of non-heme iron with less well absorption. Functional iron in the form of heme in human body contains more than 95%. Several previous studies demonstrated that heme is efficiently absorbed by the enterocytes in the duodenum of the small intestine. Heme directly affects several human physiological and pathological processes.
Citation: Attapon Cheepsattayakorn., et al. “Iron-Containing Heme Homeostasis: Critically Impacts on Pulmonary Physiological and Pathological Processes and Balance between Health and Disease". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 4.9 (2020): 01.
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