Siderophore-mediated iron acquisition in Bacillus anthracis and related strains

Kinya Hotta, Chu Young Kim, David T. Fox, Andrew T Koppisch

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Recent observations have shed light on some of the endogenous iron-acquisition mechanisms of members of the Bacillus cereus sensu lato group. In particular, pathogens in the B. cereus group use siderophores with both unique chemical structures and biological roles. This review will focus on recent discoveries in siderophore biosynthesis and biology in this group, which contains numerous human pathogens, most notably the causative agent of anthrax, Bacillus anthracis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1918-1925
Number of pages8
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes


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  • Microbiology
  • Medicine(all)

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