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The antimicrobial activity of lactoferrin: Current status and perspectives
  • N. Orsi
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biometals
  • 1 June 2004
Lactoferrin (Lf) is a multifunctional iron glycoprotein which is known to exert a broad-spectrum primary defense activity against bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses. Its iron sequestering propertyExpand
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Metal regulation of siderophore synthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and functional effects of siderophore-metal complexes.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa synthesizes two siderophores, pyochelin and pyoverdin, characterized by widely different structures, physicochemical properties, and affinities for Fe(III). TitrationExpand
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Antifungal activity of ovotransferrin towards genus Candida
The inhibiting activity of ovotransferrin was tested towards different species belonging to genus Candida.Of one hundred strains tested, only C. krusei showed a noticeable resistance, while the otherExpand
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Cloning and nucleotide sequence of the pvdA gene encoding the pyoverdin biosynthetic enzyme L-ornithine N5-oxygenase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
The enzyme L-ornithine N5-oxygenase catalyzes the hydroxylation of L-ornithine (L-Orn), which represents an early step in the biosynthesis of the peptidic moiety of the fluorescent siderophoreExpand
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Functional analysis of PvdS, an iron starvation sigma factor of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
In Pseudomonas aeruginosa, iron modulates gene expression through a cascade of negative and positive regulatory proteins. The master regulator Fur is involved in iron-dependent repression of severalExpand
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Entry pathway of vesicular stomatitis virus into different host cells.
A biochemical and morphological investigation of the mechanism of entry of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) into host cells of mammalian (HeLa), avian (CER), piscine (EPC) and arthropod (AedesExpand
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Iron-regulated salicylate synthesis by Pseudomonas spp.
Two iron-regulated compounds have been found in acidified ethyl acetate extracts from culture supernatants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas cepacia type-strains. Synthesis of both compoundsExpand
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Characterization of membrane components of the erythrocyte involved in vesicular stomatitis virus attachment and fusion at acidic pH.
Goose erythrocyte membranes were isolated and tested for their ability to compete with red cell receptors for vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) attachment and fusion at acidic pH. Crude membranes,Expand
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Transplacental transmission of human polyomavirus BK
The presence of BK virus (BKV) and JC virus (JCV) in autopsy materials (placenta, brain, and kidney) of aborted fetuses was investigated by PCR using two sets of primers, specific for the regulatoryExpand
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Iron-regulated transcription of the pvdA gene in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: effect of Fur and PvdS on promoter activity.
The pvdA gene, encoding the enzyme L-ornithine N5-oxygenase, catalyzes a key step of the pyoverdin biosynthetic pathway in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Expression studies with a promoter probe vector madeExpand
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