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The Iron Metabolism Laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms in normal iron metabolism and in the development of iron overload disorder hereditary haemochromatosis. We use transgenic murine models of iron overload and tumor cell lines to investigate cellular iron transport using radiolabelled tracers and expression of iron transporters and regulators of iron homeostasis. We have expertise in the area of molecular and cellular biology of iron including cell isolation and culture, iron transport, gene and protein expression, gene knockdown and immunohistochemistry. Our experience in these areas should be useful for participants in the ARC Metals in Medicine Network for the testing or screening of metals or metal complexes in biological systems.

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