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Res Microbiol. 2001 Apr-May;152(3-4):291-301.

ABC transporter-mediated uptake of iron, siderophores, heme and vitamin B12.

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Environmental Microbiology and Molecular Ecotoxicology (MIX), Swiss Federal Inst for Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG), Dübendorf. wolfgang.koester@eawag.ch

Abstract

Microbes have developed a number of different strategies to utilize iron, which is a vital element for most organisms but not always readily available from the environment. Based on experimental studies and sequence analysis data, this article gives a short overview of ABC transporters related to iron uptake: components of three distinct families mediate the translocation of iron, siderophores, heme and vitamin B12 across the cytoplasmic membrane of bacteria.

PMID:
11421276
DOI:
10.1016/s0923-2508(01)01200-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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