Bacteria hijack plentiful iron supply source to flourish

9 julio 2014

In an era of increasing concern about antibiotic-resistant illness, researchers have identified a new pathway to disabling disease: blocking bacteria’s access to iron. Scientists showed how bacterial siderophore, a small molecule, captures iron from two supply sources to fan bacterial growth — as well as how the body launches a chemical counterassault against this infection process.
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