Ferric enterobactin transport system in Escherichia coli K-12. Extraction, assay, and specificity of the outer membrane receptor.

An outer membrane preparation from cells of Escherichia coli K-12 grown in low iron medium was found to retain ferric enterobactin binding activity following solubilization in a Tris-HCl, Na2EDTA buffer containing Triton X-100. Activity was measured by means of a DEAE-cellulose column which separated free and receptor bound ferric enterobactin. The binding… (More)