Klebsiella pneumoniae yersiniabactin promotes respiratory tract infection through evasion of lipocalin 2.


Klebsiella pneumoniae is a pathogen of increasing concern because of multidrug resistance, especially due to K. pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs). K. pneumoniae must acquire iron to replicate, and it utilizes iron-scavenging siderophores, such as enterobactin (Ent). The innate immune protein lipocalin 2 (Lcn2) is able to specifically bind Ent and disrupt… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/IAI.05114-11

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