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Observations on iron in the jejunal lumen after a standard meal
  1. J. Glover,
  2. A. Jacobs

    Abstract

    For two hours after the ingestion of a standard meal with an iron content of 3·45 mg there is a rise in iron concentration in the jejunal lumen. Initially this is in a high molecular weight form but there is a steady increase in the concentration of low molecular weight compounds. This is consistent with the gradual intraluminal transfer of iron from a mucopolysaccharide carrier to low molecular weight ligands before absorption.

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