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Trends Microbiol. 1993 May;1(2):66-9.

Iron acquisition in microbial pathogenesis.

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Dept of Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin 78712.

Abstract

Successful competition for iron by potential pathogens is essential to establish infection. The roles of the various types of microbial iron acquisition systems in host-pathogen interactions depend on the nature of the infection and the location of the pathogen within the host. Microbes infecting the extracellular spaces of the host employ different strategies for iron acquisition than those that invade and multiply within host cells.

PMID:
8044465
DOI:
10.1016/0966-842x(93)90036-q
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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