This course, Iron transport and storage, look at the methods that have been developed by organisms for the uptake, transport and storage of iron: a process made more complicated by the insolubility of its oxides and hydroxides. You will examine iron storage in mammals, including humans,. This is achieved by ferritin which stores iron as a hydrated iron (III) oxide an example of biomineralisation.
Course learning outcomesAfter studying this course, you should be able to:
- describe some of the biochemical methods by which organisms uptake iron
- describe some of the biochemical processes by which organisms store and transfer iron
- explain why iron is present only in very low concentrations in aqueous solution
- use aspects of iron(III) chemistry to explain the role of macrocyclic ligands in iron uptake and transfer.
- Introduction of training 00:10:00
- 2.1 How do organisms acquire iron? 01:00:00
- 3.1 The problems of iron uptake 03:00:00
- 3.2 Summary of iron chemistry 00:20:00
- 5.1 Introduction 00:10:00
- 5.2 Iron transport 02:00:00
- 5.3 Iron storage 01:20:00
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