what is the siderophore?

what is the siderophore ln bacteria?

Amir Level 1 Asked on November 17, 2015 in Bacteriology.
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a molecule which binds and transports iron in microorganisms.

ashutosh Level 1 Answered on November 27, 2015.
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Siderophores are specialized molecules secreted to bind ferric ion (Fe3+) and transport it into the cell.
The iron is released into the cytoplasm and reduced to the more useful ferrous (Fe2+) form.
Siderophores are amongst the strongest soluble Fe3+ binding agents known.  These are elaborated by bacteria and fungi growing under low iron stress.  These are common products of aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria and of fungi.


Note: Neisseria gonorrhoeae employs receptors on its surface that bind human iron complexes and wrest the iron from them.

RE: what is the siderophore?

Best,
Bivek Timalsina
Lecturer, Pokhara University, Nepal

Bivek Timalsina Level 1 Answered on November 29, 2015.

thanks alot

on November 30, 2015.
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It is a iron chelating compound secreted by microorganisms like bacteria,fungi

pavithra Level 1 Answered on January 12, 2016.
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