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Research Article

Leishmania-Mediated Inhibition of Iron Export Promotes Parasite Replication in Macrophages

  • Rym Ben-Othman,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Andrew R. Flannery,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Danilo C. Miguel,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Diane M. Ward,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Jerry Kaplan,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Norma W. Andrews mail

    andrewsn@umd.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: January 30, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003901

About the Authors

Rym Ben-Othman, Andrew R. Flannery, Danilo C. Miguel, Norma W. Andrews
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America
Diane M. Ward, Jerry Kaplan
Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: andrewsn@umd.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RBO ARF DCM DMW JK NWA. Performed the experiments: RBO ARF DCM. Analyzed the data: RBO ARF DCM NWA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DMW JK. Wrote the paper: RBO NWA DMW JK.