Chemical aspects of siderophore mediated iron transport

  title={Chemical aspects of siderophore mediated iron transport},
  author={Hakim Boukhalfa and Alvin L. Crumbliss},
In this mini-review we describe selected aspects of the coordination chemistry relevant to siderophore mediated iron transport and bioavailability. Specific emphasis is placed on a discussion of in vitro kinetic and thermodynamic data that are relevant to elucidating possible in vivo mechanisms for environmental iron acquisition by microbial cells. 
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