Hepcidin- A Burgeoning Biomarker

Hemkant Manikrao Deshmukh, Rajesh Bhanudas Rajekar, Vinayak Wamanrao Patil, Vidya Sanjay Nagar
2017 National Journal of Laboratory Medicine  
The discovery of hepcidin has triggered a virtual ignition of studies on iron metabolism and related disorders. The peptide hormone hepcidin is a key homeostatic regulator of iron metabolism. The synthesis of hepcidin is induced by systemic iron levels and by inflammatory stimuli. Several human diseases are associated with variations in hepcidin concentrations. The evaluation of hepcidin in biological fluids is therefore a promising device in the diagnosis and management of medical situations
more » ... edical situations in which iron metabolism is affected. Thus, it made us to recapitulate role of hepcidin as biomarker.
doi:10.7860/NJLM/2017/29251:2264 doaj:4579b3a639b44ee5a23b30a417b90c38 fatcat:tnlaqxgpqvab3gly6l3qbk4s5q