Mycobacterium tuberculosis can utilize heme as an iron source

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Most iron in mammals is found within the heme prosthetic group. Consequently, many bacterial pathogens possess heme acquisition systems to utilize iron from the host. Here, we demonstrate that Mycobacterium tuberculosis can utilize heme as an iron source, suggesting that M. tuberculosis possesses a yet-unknown heme acquisition system. Copyright © 2011, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Jones CM; Niederweis M
  • Start Page

  • 1767
  • End Page

  • 1770
  • Volume

  • 193
  • Issue

  • 7