[Frontiers in Bioscience 3, d989-996, September 1, 1998]
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MOLECULAR AND GENETIC ANALYSIS OF IRON UPTAKE PROTEINS IN THE BRAZILIAN PURPURIC FEVER CLONE OF HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE BIOGROUP AEGYPTIUS

Laura M. Smoot, Erin C. Bell, Robert L. Paz, Kara A. Corbin, Deanna D. Hall, Judith N. Steenbergen, Andrea C. Harner, and Luis A. Actis

Department of Microbiology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056

Received 8/17/98 Accepted 8/17/98

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Experimental findings
3.1. Siderophore-independent iron uptake
3.2. Transferrin binding activity
3.3. Regulation of iron acquisition components in the BPF clone
4. Future directions: in vitro analyses
5. Perspective
6. Acknowledgments
7. References
8. Entire manuscript

Key words: Brazilian purpuric fever, ABC transporter, Transferrin binding proteins, Fur, Iron