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

Editors: Chakraborty, R., Braun, V., Hantke, K., Cornelis, P. (Eds.)

  • Presents the state-of-the-art research in the field of iron transport systems in bacteria

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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 coli and Pseudomonas were 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 and Pseudomonas reviews 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 in E.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 of Pseudomonas.

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.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • 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

    Chakraborty, Ranjan

    Pages 1-29

  • The Tricky Ways Bacteria Cope with Iron Limitation

    Braun, Volkmar (et al.)

    Pages 31-66

  • Iron Transport Systems and Iron Homeostasis in Pseudomonas

    Cornelis, Pierre

    Pages 67-89

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eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6088-2
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Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6087-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Iron Uptake in Bacteria with Emphasis on E. coli and Pseudomonas
Editors
  • Ranjan Chakraborty
  • Volkmar Braun
  • Klaus Hantke
  • Pierre Cornelis
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Biometals
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6088-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6088-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-6087-5
Series ISSN
2212-9901
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 89
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
Topics