Resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to nutritional immunity protein-mediated zinc limitation during epithelial infection

Jocelyn Ray
Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Gc) is an obligate human pathogen that infects mucosal epithelia to cause the common sexually-transmitted infection (STI) gonorrhea, and antimicrobial-resistant Gc is an urgent public health threat. Gonorrhea has the potential to cause serious sequelae when untreated, especially in women, who may be asymptomatic and unaware that they are infected. The initial site of infection of the female reproductive tract is usually the cervix. In order to establish infection, Gc must attach to...
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