Iron acquisition systems of Listeria monocytogenes.

  title={Iron acquisition systems of Listeria monocytogenes.},
  author={Todd J. Adams and S. Vartivarian and R. Cowart},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  volume={58 8},
The uptake of iron by Listeria monocytogenes was studied. The microorganism was found to bind both 59Fe(II) and [59Fe3+]citrate. In contrast, L. monocytogenes was unable to acquire iron from [59Fe3+]ferroxamine or [59Fe3+]EDTA or as 59FeCl3. The data suggest that iron is acquired principally as iron(II) and that a citrate-inducible iron uptake system is also operative. 

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