Siderophore-mediated iron transport in Bacillus subtilis and Corynebacterium glutamicum

  title={Siderophore-mediated iron transport in Bacillus subtilis and Corynebacterium glutamicum},
  author={Emily A. Dertz and Alain Stintzi and Kenneth N Raymond},
  journal={JBIC Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry},
Hexadentate bacillibactin is the siderophore of Bacillus subtilis and is structurally similar to the better known enterobactin of Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli. Although both are triscatecholamide trilactones, the structural differences of these two siderophores result in opposite metal chiralities, different affinity for ferric ion, and dissimilar iron transport behaviors. Bacillibactin was first reported as isolated from Corynebacterium glutamicum and called corynebactin… CONTINUE READING


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