J B Dionis

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Desferrithiocin, a novel microbial siderophore isolated from cultures of Streptomyces antibioticus DSM 1865, and a number of its derivatives and analogues are evaluated for their ability to promote iron clearance. The compounds have been designed with the objective of identifying the structural features of desferrithiocin which render this ligand an orally(More)
The mechanism by which Paracoccus denitrificans utilizes parabactin in its iron-transport apparatus is examined. The cellular uptake of 55Fe-parabactin, its enantiomer, as well as a large number of its homologues and analogues are measured. Furthermore, the ability of these catecholamide ligands to stimulate microbial growth is also determined. The results(More)
Under low-iron conditions, Paracoccus denitrificans excretes a catecholamine siderophore, L-parabactin, to sequester and utilize iron. In this report, we demonstrate the presence of stereospecific high-affinity ferric L-parabactin-binding activity associated with P. denitrificans membranes grown in low-iron medium. Isolated outer membrane components were(More)
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