Definition of siderophore in English:

siderophore

Syllabification: sid·er·o·phore
Pronunciation: /ˈsidərəˌfôr
 
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noun

Biochemistry
A molecule that binds and transports iron in microorganisms.
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  • 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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