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siderophore Line breaks: sid¦ero|phore
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪdərə(ʊ)ˌfɔː/

Definition of siderophore in English:


A molecule which binds and transports iron in microorganisms.
Example sentences
  • Uptake of iron siderophores and vitamin B12 into the periplasm has been shown to be an example of an energy-dependent translocation process through the outer membrane.
  • These siderophores bind iron efficiently and are then taken up by the bacteria through specific cell-surface receptors.
  • Intracellular release of iron from siderophores is probably mediated by special reductases and/or hydrolases.
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