Norepinephrine as a growth stimulating factor in bacteria--mechanistic studies.

  title={Norepinephrine as a growth stimulating factor in bacteria--mechanistic studies.},
  author={Kevin S Kinney and C E Austin and Dr S C Morton and Gerald Sonnenfeld},
  journal={Life sciences},
  volume={67 25},
Catecholamines (norepinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine) enhance the growth of several species of gram-negative bacteria. Since catechol rings are known siderophores in bacteria, the administration of catecholamines may enhance growth by improving iron uptake in growth-limiting media, serving as auxiliary siderophores. We have tested the iron content in bacterial growth media which are known to support rapid growth and "slow growth" media. Additionally, we have examined the uptake of 3H… CONTINUE READING
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