Structure and membrane affinity of a suite of amphiphilic siderophores produced by a marine bacterium.

@article{Martinez2003StructureAM,
  title={Structure and membrane affinity of a suite of amphiphilic siderophores produced by a marine bacterium.},
  author={Jennifer S. Martinez and Jayme N Carter-Franklin and Elizabeth L. Mann and J. D. Martin and Margo G. Haygood and Alison Butler},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={100 7},
  pages={3754-9}
}
Iron concentrations in the ocean are low enough to limit the growth of marine microorganisms, which raises questions about the molecular mechanisms these organisms use to acquire iron. Marine bacteria have been shown to produce siderophores to facilitate iron(III) uptake. We describe the structures of a suite of amphiphilic siderophores, named the amphibactins, which are produced by a nearshore isolate, gamma Proteobacterium, Vibrio sp. R-10. Each amphibactin has the same Tris-hydroxamate… CONTINUE READING