Fraction of iron in body that is present in haemoglobin

Value 67 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Halliwell B, Gutteridge JM. Oxygen toxicity, oxygen radicals, transition metals and disease. Biochem J. 1984 Apr 1 219(1):1-14PubMed ID6326753
Comments An adult human contains about 4 g of iron, about two-thirds of which is present in haemoglobin. A further 10% is found in myoglobin and a very small amount in various iron-containing enzymes and the transport protein transferrin.
Entered by Uri M
ID 104009