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Trends Microbiol 1998 Sep; 6(9): 354-8
Iron is an essential cofactor for vital functions in microorganisms. Bacterial pathogens have developed efficient iron-acquisition systems to counteract the defensive sequestration of iron by their hosts. In mycobacteria, the recently described protein, IdeR, negatively controls iron-uptake systems. This protein also has a role in the oxidative-stress response, as well as in resistance to the frontline antimycobacterial drug isoniazid.