Siderophore-mediated iron acquisition in the staphylococci.

  title={Siderophore-mediated iron acquisition in the staphylococci.},
  author={Federico C. Beasley and David E Heinrichs},
  journal={Journal of inorganic biochemistry},
  volume={104 3},
Iron is frequently a growth-limiting nutrient due to its propensity to interact with oxygen to form insoluble precipitates and, therefore, biological systems have evolved specialized uptake mechanisms to obtain this essential nutrient. Many pathogenic bacteria are capable of obtaining stringently sequestered iron from animal hosts by one or both of the… CONTINUE READING