Z Zakaria-Meehan

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It has been suggested that the normal serum protein, haptoglobin (Hp), serves a bacteriostatic role by binding free hemoglobin (Hm), thus making heme iron unavailable for bacterial growth. Previous studies showed that, unlike Escherichia coli, Vibrio vulnificus was able to overcome this Hp-blocking effect. We report here a study on the iron-withholding(More)
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