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J Bacteriol. 2011 Apr;193(7):1767-70. doi: 10.1128/JB.01312-10. Epub 2011 Feb 4.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis can utilize heme as an iron source.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 609 Bevill Biomedical Research Building, 845 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA.

Abstract

Most iron in mammals is found within the heme prosthetic group. Consequently, many bacterial pathogens possess heme acquisition systems to utilize iron from the host. Here, we demonstrate that Mycobacterium tuberculosis can utilize heme as an iron source, suggesting that M. tuberculosis possesses a yet-unknown heme acquisition system.

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