Chemical aspects of siderophore mediated iron transport
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- Boukhalfa, H. & Crumbliss, A.L. Biometals (2002) 15: 325. doi:10.1023/A:1020218608266
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In this mini-review we describe selected aspects of the coordination chemistry relevant to siderophore mediated iron transport and bioavailability. Specific emphasis is placed on a discussion of in vitro kinetic and thermodynamic data that are relevant to elucidating possible in vivo mechanisms for environmental iron acquisition by microbial cells.