A mutation in SLC11A3 is associated with autosomal dominant hemochromatosis.
Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is a very common disorder characterized by iron overload and multi-organ damage. Several genes involved in iron metabolism have been implicated in the pathology of HH (refs. 1-4). We report that a mutation in the gene encoding Solute Carrier family 11, member A3 (SLC11A3), also known as ferroportin, is associated with autosomal dominant hemochromatosis.