Regulation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence by Distinct Iron Sources
AbstractPseudomonas aeruginosa is a ubiquitous environmental bacterium and versatile opportunistic pathogen. Like most other organisms, P. aeruginosa requires iron for survival, yet iron rapidly reacts with oxygen and water to form stable ferric (FeIII) oxides and hydroxides, limiting its availability to living organisms. During infection, iron is also sequestered by the host innate immune system, further limiting its availability. P. aeruginosa’s capacity to cause disease in diverse host environments is due to its ability to scavenge iron from a variety of host iron sources. Work over the past two decades has further shown that different iron sources can affect the expression of distinct virulence traits. This review discusses how the individual components of P. aeruginosa’s iron regulatory network allow this opportunist to adapt to a multitude of host environments during infection. View Full-Text
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Reinhart, A.A.; Oglesby-Sherrouse, A.G. Regulation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence by Distinct Iron Sources. Genes 2016, 7, 126.
Reinhart AA, Oglesby-Sherrouse AG. Regulation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence by Distinct Iron Sources. Genes. 2016; 7(12):126.Chicago/Turabian Style
Reinhart, Alexandria A.; Oglesby-Sherrouse, Amanda G. 2016. "Regulation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence by Distinct Iron Sources." Genes 7, no. 12: 126.
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