Molecular cloning and characterization of the ferric hydroxamate uptake (fhu) operon in Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae.

@article{Mikael2002MolecularCA,
  title={Molecular cloning and characterization of the ferric hydroxamate uptake (fhu) operon in Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae.},
  author={Leonie G Mikael and Peter D. Pawelek and Jos{\'e}e Labrie and Marc Sirois and James W. Coulton and M Jacques},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={148 Pt 9},
  pages={2869-82}
}
The bacterium Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, a swine pathogen, utilizes ferrichrome as an iron source. This study details the molecular cloning and sequencing of the genes involved in the uptake of this hydroxamate siderophore. Four ferric hydroxamate uptake (fhu) genes, fhuC, fhuD, fhuB and fhuA, were identified in a single operon, and these were found to encode proteins homologous to proteins of the fhu systems of several bacteria, including Escherichia coli. The fhuA gene encodes the 77… CONTINUE READING

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