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Distinct Roles for Intra- and Extracellular Siderophores during Aspergillus fumigatus Infection

  • Markus Schrettl equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Markus Schrettl, Elaine Bignell

    Affiliation: Biocenter-Divison of Molecular Biology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Elaine Bignell equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Markus Schrettl, Elaine Bignell

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infection, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Claudia Kragl,

    Affiliation: Biocenter-Divison of Molecular Biology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Yasmin Sabiha,

    Affiliation: Biocenter-Divison of Molecular Biology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Omar Loss,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infection, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Martin Eisendle,

    Affiliation: Biocenter-Divison of Molecular Biology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Anja Wallner,

    Affiliation: Biocenter-Divison of Molecular Biology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Herbert N Arst Jr.,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infection, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Ken Haynes,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infection, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Hubertus Haas mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Hubertus.haas@i-med.ac.at

    Affiliation: Biocenter-Divison of Molecular Biology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Published: September 07, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0030128

About the Authors

Markus Schrettl, Claudia Kragl, Yasmin Sabiha, Martin Eisendle, Anja Wallner, Hubertus Haas
Biocenter-Divison of Molecular Biology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
Elaine Bignell, Omar Loss, Herbert N Arst Jr., Ken Haynes
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infection, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: Hubertus.haas@i-med.ac.at

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. A patent application has been filed on aspects of this work, and some authors potentially have patent rights.

Author Contributions

MS, EB, OL, AW, and HH conceived and designed the experiments. MS, EB, CK, YS, OL, ME, AW, and HH performed the experiments. MS, EB, CK, YS, ME, HNA, KH, and HH analyzed the data. EB, HNA, KH, and HH contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. MS, EB, HNA, KH, and HH wrote the paper.