Iron & Heme Metabolism, Iron Chelation
The regulation of iron absorption, utilization, and storage.
The Iron and Heme Metabolism, Iron Chelation program supports work on the regulation of iron absorption, utilization, and storage. Specific areas of interest include: mechanisms underlying disordered iron utilization and sequestration; genetic determinants of inherited and acquired iron overload disorders; heme synthesis, transport, and metabolism; porphyrias; noninvasive measurement of organ and tissue iron load; and iron chelators and chelation therapy.
NIDDK Program Staff
- Cindy N. Roy, Ph.D. Iron; Heme Biosynthesis; Terminal Erythropoiesis; Bone Marrow Failure/Myelodysplastic Syndrome; Systemic amyloidosis; Porphyrias
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Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)
SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program Technical Assistance (SB1, R44) Clinical Trial Not Allowed
SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program Technical Assistance and Late Stage Development (SB1, R44) Clinical Trial Not Allowed
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Early-Stage Preclinical Validation of Therapeutic Leads for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
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