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Trends Microbiol. 1993 Jul;1(4):142-7.

Acquisition and storage of inorganic iron and hemin by the yersiniae.

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Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40536-0084.

Abstract

Pathogenic Yersinia express a complex array of iron-regulated functions and possess mechanisms for inorganic iron and hemin acquisition. These include a unique temperature-regulated hemin storage system, high-affinity transport processes for hemin and inorganic iron, and an iron-responsive regulatory system controlling gene expression. The genetic organization of these systems illuminates several aspects of iron metabolism in the yersiniae.

PMID:
8143130
DOI:
10.1016/0966-842x(93)90129-f
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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