gastroenterology
Hepatology

Hepcidin: a new approach to iron overload

A world-first international trial of hepcidin to regulate iron absorption in haemochromatosis patients is underway, including sites in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The Phase 2 trial aims to compare weekly dosing of a synthetic human hepcidin versus placebo on markers of iron metabolism. If effective at preventing iron overload, the treatment may be a useful alternative ...

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