Chapter 6. Iron Transport and Signaling in Pseudomonads

  1. Prof. Dr. Bernd H. A. Rehm
  1. Francesco Imperi1,
  2. Karla A. Mettrick2,
  3. Matt Shirley2,
  4. Federica Tiburzi1,
  5. Richard C. Draper2,
  6. Paolo Visca1 and
  7. Iain L. Lamont2

Published Online: 31 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622009.ch6

Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

How to Cite

Imperi, F., Mettrick, K. A., Shirley, M., Tiburzi, F., Draper, R. C., Visca, P. and Lamont, I. L. (2008) Iron Transport and Signaling in Pseudomonads, in Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory (ed B. H. A. Rehm), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622009.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand

Author Information

  1. 1

    University “Roma Tre”, Department of Biology, Viale G. Marconi 446, 00146 Rome, Italy

  2. 2

    University of Otago, Department of Biochemistry, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527319145

Online ISBN: 9783527622009

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Keywords:

  • Pseudomonas;
  • iron transport;
  • signaling;
  • pseudomonads;
  • siderophores;
  • siderophore synthesis;
  • ferri-siderophore transport;
  • siderophore transport regulation;
  • pyoverdine-mediated signaling;
  • pyochelin;
  • enterobactin

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Siderophores Used by Pseudomonads

    • Chemical Diversity of Siderophores

    • Endogenous Siderophores of Pseudomonads

      • Pyoverdines

      • Pyochelin

      • Other Endogenous Siderophores

    • Exogenous Siderophores Utilized by Pseudomonads

      • Enterobactin

      • Desferrioxamines

      • Ferrichromes

      • Aerobactin

      • Citrate

  • Siderophore Synthesis

    • Nonribosomal Peptide Synthesis

    • Pyoverdine Biosynthetic Pathways

    • Synthesis of other Pseudomonas Siderophores

  • Ferri-Siderophore Transport

    • Overview

    • Outer Membrane Ferri-Siderophore Receptors

    • TonB Complex

    • Transport of Ferri-Siderophores into the Periplasm

    • Iron Transport Across the Cytoplasmic Membrane

  • Regulation of Siderophore Synthesis and Transport

    • Fur Protein as Master Repressor

    • ECF σ Factors

    • QS and Expression of Iron Transport Genes

  • Introduction to Signaling

    • Pyoverdine-Mediated Signaling

      • FpvA and Pyoverdine

      • Transfer of Signal: Role of FpvR

    • Pyochelin: An Alternative Signaling Mechanism

    • Enterobactin

    • Multiplicity of Heterologous Siderophore Signaling Systems in Pseudomonads

  • Concluding Remarks and Future Perspectives

  • References