Bacterial Iron Metabolism and Immunity to Pasteurella septica and Escherichia coli

@article{Bullen1969BacterialIM,
  title={Bacterial Iron Metabolism and Immunity to Pasteurella septica and Escherichia coli},
  author={John J Bullen and Henry J. Rogers},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1969},
  volume={224},
  pages={380-382}
}
IRON is essential for bacterial growth1, and there is now sufficient evidence to suggest that the ability to acquire iron may be an essential feature of pathogenicity2–5. Conversely, the ability of the host to prevent the uptake of iron by bacteria may constitute an important means of defence against certain infections2–4. Iron compounds can greatly reduce host resistance. The protection normally provided against Clostridium welchii type A by specific antiserum is abolished by injection of iron… CONTINUE READING

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