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Cell Metab. 2007 Jan;5(1):5-6.

When is a heme transporter not a heme transporter? When it's a folate transporter.

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Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA. nandrews@enders.tch.harvard.edu

Abstract

Essential nutrients enter the body through a variety of specific transporter molecules expressed in the intestinal epithelium. A recent paper by elegantly demonstrates that one of these transporters, previously thought to carry heme, is in fact an important folate transporter.

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17189201
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10.1016/j.cmet.2006.12.004
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