LIFESCI 3N03 Midterm: e-Module 2 3N03

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Iron is an essential metal in the human body. Ferrous iron (2+) acts as an electron donor. Ferric iron (3+) acts as an electron acceptor. This property enables iron to catalyze reduction-oxidation reactions that are important for proper functioning of various biochemical processes. Iron can also be a protein co-factor which is a helper molecule required for some proteins to carry out reactions. In some proteins, iron may represent the inorganic component of a prosthetic group such as heme found in hemoglobin. Carol is experiencing alterations of behaviour, lack of self-control, dystonia, dysarthria, depression and anxiety, blurred vision, heightened blood glucose levels and pale skin she was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 45. Mri showed bilateral low signal at the basal ganglia, which explains some of the symptoms observed an abdominal mri showed increased signal in the liver parenchyma no mass was identified during the examination.

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