Iron and siderophores in fungal-host interactions.

  title={Iron and siderophores in fungal-host interactions.},
  author={Linda J. Johnson},
  journal={Mycological research},
  volume={112 Pt 2},
Most fungi and bacteria express specific mechanisms for the acquisition of iron from the hosts they infect for their own survival. This is primarily because iron plays a key catalytic role in various vital cellular reactions in conjunction with the fact that iron is not freely available in these environments due to host sequestration. High-affinity iron uptake systems, such as siderophore-mediated iron uptake and reductive iron assimilation, enable fungi to acquire limited iron from animal or… CONTINUE READING

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