Host cell invasion in mucormycosis: role of iron.

  title={Host cell invasion in mucormycosis: role of iron.},
  author={Ashraf S Ibrahim},
  journal={Current opinion in microbiology},
  volume={14 4},
Clinical hallmarks of mucormycosis infections include the unique susceptibility of patients with increased available serum iron, the propensity of the organism to invade blood vessels, and defective phagocytic function. These hallmarks underscore the crucial roles of iron metabolism, phagocyte function, and interactions with endothelial cells lining blood vessels, in the organism's virulence strategy. In an attempt to understand how Mucorales invade the host, we will review the current… CONTINUE READING

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