Low molecular weight iron in guinea pig reticulocytes

Simeon Pollack, Theresa Campana, Janet Weaver

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The low molecular weight iron found in the guinea pig reticulocyte has been partially characterized. On thin layer chromatography it is distinguishable from the iron complexes of a variety of nucleotides, sugars, and amino acids. On paper chromatography it comigrates with a 250‐nm absorbing, orcinol‐positive material. The eluted count peak contains phosphorus. Approximately 1 μg of iron is recovered from 1 ml of hemolyzed red cells. Preparation under nitrogen improves recovery of low molecular weight iron, suggesting that the iron is in the ferrous oxidation state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-84
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Hematology
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1985


  • iron
  • reticulocyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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