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Iron thievery

Bacteria have many ways of stealing iron from the organisms they infect. But this thievery is not one-sided, and a newly discovered device in the mammalian tool kit does a good job of keeping bacteria in check.

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Figure 1: Snatching bacterial iron.

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Barasch, J., Mori, K. Iron thievery. Nature 432, 811–812 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/432811a

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