Genetics and Metabolism Section
Caroline C. Philpott, M.D.
The Genetics and Metabolism Section investigates the fate of iron in eukaryotic cells. Although iron is an essential nutrient and forms cofactors critical for hundreds of cellular proteins, our knowledge of the mechanisms controlling the uptake and utilization of this metal remain limited. Recent studies in our lab have focused on the role of chaperones in the intracellular distribution of iron cofactors.
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