Bacterial transferrin receptors — structure, function and contribution to virulence

  title={Bacterial transferrin receptors — structure, function and contribution to virulence},
  author={Paul D. Williams and Elwyn Griffiths},
  journal={Medical Microbiology and Immunology},
One common feature amongst the many complex interactions which occur between host and pathogen during infection, is the ability of the invading organism to multiply in host tissues. Such growth is critical to the establishment of infection and will depend, in part, upon the success of the pathogen in acquiring certain essential nutrients. For almost all pathogens iron is an indispensable nutrient, the lack of which exerts considerable influence on bacterial multiplication. Although there is an… CONTINUE READING
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