Published in AIDS Weekly, July 24th, 2006
According to a recent review from England, "There are many lines of evidence illustrating that iron plays a pivotal role in modulating the battle for survival between mammalian hosts and their pathogens. Each displays considerable genetic investment in a wide range of mechanisms for acquiring and maintaining iron.
"These competitive mechanisms are highly complex, existing within an interacting matrix of absorption, transport, storage and detoxification systems, each of which are iron-responsive and thus able to adapt to the different...
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