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Trends Microbiol. 1996 May;4(5):179-84.

Iron acquisition in the pathogenic Neisseria.

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Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30310-1495, USA. genco@link.msm.edu

Abstract

Pathogenic Neisseria species need to obtain iron from the host to grow in vivo. Several iron-transport systems are known, and regulation of Neisseria iron-transport genes occurs via the transcriptional regulator Fur. There is evidence that the ability to transport iron is crucial to the survival of these organisms in vivo.

PMID:
8727597
DOI:
10.1016/0966-842x(96)10029-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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