Definitions

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  • n. Any medium-sized molecule that has a high specificity for binding or chelating iron; they are employed by microorganisms to obtain iron from the environment
  • n. a siderophage

Etymologies

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From sidero- + -phore, literally iron carrier.

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  • Dillmann B. Czaplicki J, Abdallah M, Atkinson RA, Kief - fer B. Multiple conformations of the Metal-B.und pyoverdine PvdI, a siderophore of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a NMR study B.ochemistry 2008 Vol. 47 pp: 3397-9 5.

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  • June 1999 Masters Research (DEA) Crystallography and NMR Structural analysis of a Gallium complex of pyoverdin PvdI: peptidic siderophore of Pseu - domonas aeruginosa ATCC 15692 Pr.ject directed by Pr. Bruno Kie ff er, UMR 7104 CNRS-ULP, Stras - bourg.

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  • They eventually figured out that the responsible molecule was something known as a siderophore.

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  • Five characterized Y. pestis iron/siderophore acquisition systems (Ybt, Yfe, Yfu, Yiu and Hmu) and a putative iron/chelate outer membrane receptor (Y0850) were increased in abundance in iron-starved cells.

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  • Crosa JH (1989) Genetics and molecular biology of siderophore-mediated iron transport in bacteria.

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  • Baumler AJ, Norris TL, Lasco T, Voight W, Reissbrodt R, et al. (1998) IroN, a novel outer membrane siderophore receptor characteristic of

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  • E. tarda has developed abilities to utilize hemin, hemoglobin and hematin as iron source as well as siderophore-mediated iron uptake mechanism

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  • Funahashi T, Nakao H, Miyoshi S-I, Shinoda S, et al. (2003) Identification and characterization of genes required for biosynthesis and transport of the siderophore vibrioferrin in

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