Explain in detail how Iron levels are maintained by the human body in a stable balance.
Iron is an important mineral in human body. Iron forms an important component of haemoglobin that transports oxygen to the cells. It is also an important component of electron transport chain in the cellular respiration. the levels of iron in the human body or tightly regulated by homeostatic mechanism.
The iron is observed from the duodenum of the the intestinal tract. It is stored in the enterocytes in the form of ferritin. Absorption of iron is increased by the presence of vitamin c and inhibited by calcium. The absorb iron is recycled by the reticuloendothelial system.
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