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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1990 Jan 1;54(1-3):101-5.

Growth and siderophore production by Bordetella pertussis under iron-restricted conditions.

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Biologics Division, PHLS Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research, Porton Down, Salisbury, U.K.

Abstract

It has been demonstrated that under iron-restricted conditions Bordetella pertussis can obtain iron from iron-saturated human transferrin. Direct contact between B. pertussis and transferrin was not required as B. pertussis was able to acquire iron from transferrin when they were separated by a dialysis membrane. Siderophore activity was detected in supernatants from iron-restricted cultures of B. pertussis, B. bronchiseptica and B. parapertussis. Siderophores were identified as hydroxamates and were produced by both virulent and avirulent strains of B. pertussis.

PMID:
2138989
DOI:
10.1016/0378-1097(90)90265-r
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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