Gallium induces the production of virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (pages 95–98)
Rodolfo García-Contreras, Berenice Pérez-Eretza, Elizabeth Lira-Silva, Ricardo Jasso-Chávez, Rafael Coria-Jiménez, Adrián Rangel-Vega, Toshinari Maeda and Thomas K. Wood
Article first published online: 14 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2049-632X.12105
Gallium, a novel antimicrobial, interferes with iron homeostasis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. However, iron deficiency increases virulence, and we found gallium also increases the production of virulence factors in laboratory and clinical strains.