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A New Way to Beat Intestinal Pathogens

Author:
Detweiler, Corrella S.
Source:
Trends in microbiology 2017 v.25 no.3 pp. 169-170
ISSN:
0966-842X
Subject:
gastrointestinal system, iron, mice, microorganisms, pathogens, siderophores
Abstract:
In the gastrointestinal tract, the tug of war for iron may provide a new way to vaccinate. Recent work shows that immunizing mice with siderophores (small molecules that microbes produce to capture iron) foils pathogen colonization and may instead allow a commensal to expand.
Agid:
5614230