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Curr Microbiol. 1995 Oct;31(4):220-3.

Studies on siderophore production and effect of iron deprivation on the outer membrane proteins of Madurella mycetomatis.

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Institut Pasteur, Unité de Mycologie, Paris, France.


The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether Madurella mycetomatis, the most frequent agent of eumycotic mycetomas, produces siderophores and synthesizes new outer membrane proteins under iron-starvation conditions. Siderophore production, only of the hydroxamate type, was demonstrated in all nine strains tested. It was regulated by extracellular iron concentrations. Under iron-restricted conditions, M. mycetomatis expressed various outer membrane iron-regulated proteins, particularly of 24-kilodalton, that may participate in iron metabolism.

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