What proteins are involved with iron metabolism?
Asked in Vitamins and Supplements, Blood
True or false animal sources of protein supply and zinc iron which are involved in energy metabolism and development of hemoglobin respectively?
Asked in Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets
Which hormones regulate the metabolism of carbohydrates fats and proteins in the body?
Asked in Biochemistry, Cell Metabolism
What hormones are not involved in sugar metabolism?
Asked in Genetics
What organelle is involved in the packaging of proteins?
Asked in Science
Do most chemical reactions involved in metabolism require water?
Asked in Proteins
Are receptor proteins and carrier proteins involved in facilitated diffusion?
What is the interrelationship in the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids and proteins?
Asked in Men's Health
What is the function of iron in the human body?
Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins involved in oxygen transport and metabolism Almost two-thirds of the iron in your body is found in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to your body's tissues. Smaller amounts of iron are found in myoglobin, a protein that helps supply oxygen to muscle, and in enzymes that assist biochemical reactions in cells. About 15 percent of your body's iron is stored for future needs and mobilized when dietary intake is inadequate. The remainder is in your body's tissues as part of proteins that help your body function. Adult men and post-menopausal women lose very little iron except through bleeding. Women with heavy monthly periods can lose a significant amount of iron. Your body usually maintains normal iron status by controlling the amount of iron absorbed from food