The lactoferrin receptor complex in gram negative bacteria

  title={The lactoferrin receptor complex in gram negative bacteria},
  author={Amanda J. Beddek and Anthony B Schryvers},
Bacteria that inhabit the respiratory and genitourinary tracts of mammals encounter an iron-deficient environment on the mucosal surface where iron is complexed by the host iron-binding proteins transferrin and lactoferrin. Lactoferrin is also present in high concentrations at sites of inflammation where the cationic anti-microbial peptide lactoferricin is produced by proteolysis of lactoferrin. Several members of the Neisseriaceae and Moraxellaceae families express surface receptors, capable… CONTINUE READING
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