Ferritin is a protein that stores iron in the body. Low levels of ferritin can indicate iron deficiency, while high levels may indicate iron overload or inflammation.

iollo markers that associate with Ferritin


Alanine is a substrate for the synthesis of glucose, which requires iron-containing enzymes. Altered ferritin levels could affect glucose production from alanine and alanine levels.


Carnitine is involved in fatty acid metabolism and energy production in mitochondria. Ferritin levels may impact carnitine utilization since iron is a cofactor for carnitine synthesis enzymes. Abnormal ferritin could thus alter carnitine levels.

Glutamic Acid

Glutamic acid is involved in the citric acid cycle and amino acid metabolism. Iron-containing enzymes like aconitase are critical for the citric acid cycle. Ferritin levels may thus influence glutamic acid utilization.