In this issue of Structure, Holmes et al. (2005) describe elements of an innate defense mechanism that provides mammals a means to restrict bacterial growth. The host protein siderocalin scavenges struc turally dissimilar bacterial siderophores and prevents the uptake of Fe 3+ already earmarked for bacterial import.
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Newcomer, M. (2005). A response to reimportation. Structure, 13 (1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.str.2004.12.003