Iron Uptake in Bacteria with Emphasis on E. coli and Pseudomonas by Ranjan ChakrabortyIron Uptake in Bacteria with Emphasis on E. coli and Pseudomonas by Ranjan Chakraborty

Iron Uptake in Bacteria with Emphasis on E. coli and Pseudomonas

byRanjan ChakrabortyEditorVolkmar Braun, Klaus Hantke

Paperback | February 3, 2013

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Iron is essential for the growth of most bacteria because it serves as a cofactor for vital enzymes and for the components of the electron transport chain. Moreover, Iron plays an important role in bacterial pathogenicity; in fact, the iron transport systems in bacteria works as target for designing novel antibiotics. Because iron is not soluble under aerobic conditions, bacteria have had to find ways to overcome iron deficiency. One of them is producing an iron-chelating small organic molecule called siderophore. Indeed, most bacteria and fungi produce structurally and chemically diverse siderophores which are transported back to the cytoplasm using complex energy dependent transport systems.Escherichia coliandPseudomonaswere the first ones to be tested; however, nowadays iron transport systems have been investigated in many other bacteria.

Iron Uptake in Bacteria with Emphasis on E. coli andPseudomonasreviews the recent advancements in the field of iron transport systems in bacteria. Chapter 1 is dedicated to Dr. Dick van der Helm's contribution to the field of siderophore biology. It then describes and discusses the structural advances in the components and the mechanism of siderophore mediated iron transport systems inE.coli. Chapter 2 details the variety of iron transport and iron regulatory systems of both gram negative and gram positive bacteria. Finally, chapter 3 describes the iron transport systems ofPseudomonas.

This book is aimed at researchers in the fields of iron metabolism in multiple organisms, and to those who are interested in studying iron transport systems of bacteria. It appeals also to scientists researching structure and function relationship of proteins.

Title:Iron Uptake in Bacteria with Emphasis on E. coli and PseudomonasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:89 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:February 3, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400760876

ISBN - 13:9789400760875

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Table of Contents

Ferric Siderophore Transport via Outer Membrane Receptors of Escherichia coli: Structural Advancement and a Tribute to Dr. Dick van der Helm- an 'Ironman' of Siderophore Biology (Ranjan Chakraborty).- The Tricky Ways Bacteria Cope with Iron Limitation (Volkmar Braun and Klaus Hantke).- Iron Transport Systems and Iron Homeostasis in Pseudomonas (Pierre Cornelis).