7. Iron Acquisition by Bacillus anthracis

  1. Nicholas H. Bergman
  1. Gleb Pishchany and
  2. Eric P. Skaar

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch7

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

How to Cite

Pishchany, G. and Skaar, E. P. (2010) Iron Acquisition by Bacillus anthracis, in Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax (ed N. H. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch7

Author Information

  1. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical School, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470410110

Online ISBN: 9780470891193



  • iron acquisition by Bacillus anthracis;
  • anthrax hallmark, ability of B. anthracis - within macrophages, exploiting macrophage trafficking and disseminating throughout the host;
  • heme toxicity, heme a paradox to bacterial pathogens - an abundant nutrient iron source


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Host - Iron Metabolism

  • Iron within Macrophages

  • B. Anthracis Iron Acquisition Strategies

  • Heme Toxicity

  • Conclusion

  • References