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The oxidative cleavage of heme to release iron is a mechanism by which some bacterial pathogens can utilize heme as an iron source. The pigA gene of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is shown to encode a heme… Expand
The uptake and utilization of heme as an iron source is a receptor-mediated process in bacterial pathogens and involves a number of proteins required for internalization and degradation of heme. In… Expand
Pseudomonas aeruginosa exports a number of hydrolytic enzymes and toxins using the type II or general secretion pathway, found in a variety of Gram-negative bacteria and requiring the functions of at… Expand