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Isotopic Tracer Method for measurement of Iron Lost into and re-absorbed from Gastro-intestinal Bleeding Lesions

Nature volume 180, pages 12781279 (07 December 1957) | Download Citation

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IT has been shown1,2, with the help of rabbit and sheep erythrocytes labelled with iron-59, that appreciable amounts of iron from hæmoglobin were absorbed when these cells were administered orally to human beings. So far as we know, no information is available on the re-absorption of hæm-attached iron from intestinal bleeding lesions. A method for measuring such a re-absorption is here proposed.

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  1. Instituto de Investigaciones Médicas, Fundación Luis Roche, Plaza Morelos, Caracas, Venezuela.

    • M. ROCHE
    • , M. E. PEREZ-GIMENEZ
    •  & A. LEVY

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