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Robert Fleming, M.D.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Studies on iron homeostasis and the human disease, Hereditary Hemochromatosis.

Research Interests

Board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine with a clinical specialty in iron homeostasis.



Measurements of red cell deformability and hydration reflect HbF and HbA2 in blood from patients with sickle cell anemia
Parrow NL, Tu H, Nichols J, Violet PC, Pittman CA, Fitzhugh C, Fleming RE, Mohandas N, Tisdale JF and Levine M
Pubmed | Blood Cells Mol. Dis.

Decreasing TfR1 expression reverses anemia and hepcidin suppression in β-thalassemic mice
Li H, Choesang T, Bao W, Chen H, Feola M, Garcia-Santos D, Li J, Sun S, Follenzi A, Pham P, Liu J, Zhang J, Ponka P, An X, Mohandas N, Fleming RE, Rivella S, Li G and Ginzburg YZ
Pubmed | Blood

Liver sinusoidal endothelial cells as iron sensors
Parrow NL and Fleming RE
Pubmed | Blood

Improved Management of Harlequin Ichthyosis With Advances in Neonatal Intensive Care
Glick JB, Craiglow BG, Choate KA, Kato H, Fleming RE, Siegfried E and Glick SA
Pubmed | Pediatrics

Minihepcidin peptides as disease modifiers in mice affected by β-thalassemia and polycythemia vera
Casu C, Oikonomidou PR, Chen H, Nandi V, Ginzburg Y, Prasad P, Fleming RE, Shah YM, Valore EV, Nemeth E, Ganz T, MacDonald B and Rivella S
Pubmed | Blood