Involvement of potD in Streptococcus pneumoniae polyamine transport and pathogenesis.


Polyamines such as putrescine, spermidine, and cadaverine are small, polycationic molecules that are required for optimal growth in all cells. The intracellular concentrations of these molecules are maintained by de novo synthesis and transport pathways. The human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae possesses a putative polyamine transporter (pot) operon that… (More)


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