Iron and host defence

Abstract

Iron plays a crucial role in host defence. It has been shown that iron.deficient as well as ironoverloaded individuals have an increased susceptibility to infections (1). This is to be expected, because the ubiquitous iron has a critical modulating influence on structure and function in many ceils and tissues, including the defence apparatus. This review… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02019915

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