Vincent and Michael discuss the highly diverse microbiome of uncontacted Amerindians, and how the composition of human urine plays a role in the battle for iron.
Press play above or right click TWiM#107 to download (44 MB .mp3, 91 minutes).
Links for this episode
- Microbiome of uncontacted Amerindians (Sci Adv)
- Urinary composition controls siderocalin activity (J Biol Chem)
- Urine acidity and UTI susceptibility (Infect Cont Today)
- Image (from pdb file 3cmp) shows siderocalin (magenta) complexed with iron (orange) and enterobactin (sticks)
- Letters read on TWiM 107
Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.