Renewed classification of primary iron overload syndromes based on Hep25/FP system

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Background and aims

The objective preamble of hepcidin25 (Hep25) has led to a much elaborate knowing of its narration pinch ferroportin (FP) and divalent metallic transporter1 successful superior robust overload syndromes (PIOSs). In 2012, we projected a classification of PIOSs based connected nan Hep25/FP system, which consists of prehepatic aceruloplasminemia, hepatic hemochromatosis (HC), and posthepatic FP illness (FP-D). However, successful information of accumulated grounds connected PIOSs, we aimed to renew nan classification.


We reviewed nan 2012 classification and retrospectively renewed it according to caller accusation connected PIOSs.


Iron-loading anemia was included successful PIOSs arsenic a prehepatic shape because of nan recently discovered erythroferrone-induced suppression of Hep25, and nan authorities of accepted FP-D was remodeled arsenic nan BIOIRON proposal. The cardinal molecules responsible for prehepatic PIOSs are debased transferrin saturation successful aceruloplasminemia and accrued erythroferrone accumulation by erythroblasts successful iron-loading anemia. Hepatic PIOSs comprise 4 genotypes of HC, successful each of which nan synthesis of Hep25 is inappropriately reduced successful nan liver. Hepatic Hep25 synthesis is capable successful posthepatic PIOSs; however, 2 mutant FP molecules whitethorn defy Hep25 differently, resulting successful SLC40A1-HC and FP-D, respectively. PIOS phenotypes are diagnosed utilizing laboratory tests, including circulating Hep25, followed by suitable treatments. Direct sequencing of nan campaigner genes whitethorn beryllium outsourced to cistron centers erstwhile needed. Laboratory kits for nan prevalent mutations, specified arsenic C282Y, whitethorn beryllium nan first prime for a familial study of HC successful Caucasians.


The familial inheritance of PIOS differs successful Caucasians and non-Caucasians.2 Therefore, physicians person to flooded differences successful nan world prevalence of PIOS successful objective practice. The Hep25/FP strategy classifies PIOSs arsenic prehepatic ACP and ILA, hepatic HC, and posthepatic SLC40A1-HC and FP-D. The revised classification for PIOSs whitethorn beryllium useful worldwide.


Journal reference:

Tatsumi, Y., et al. (2024). A Revised Classification of Primary Iron Overload Syndromes. Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology.

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Tags: Aceruloplasminemia, Anemia, Gene, Genes, Genetic, Hemochromatosis, Hepatology, Hospital, Laboratory, Liver, Research, Technology