Siderophore

Low molecular weight, virtually Fe(III)-specific ligands produced as scavenging agents in order to combat low iron stress (Neilands & Leong, 1986).
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Siderophore

Siderophores (Greek: `iron carrier`) are small, high-affinity iron chelating compounds secreted by microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and grasses. Siderophores are amongst the strongest soluble Fe3+ binding agents known. ==The scarcity of soluble iron== Iron is essential for almost all life for processes such as respiration and DNA synthesis.....
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siderophore

(sid´әr-o-for″) a macrophage containing hemosiderin.
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siderophore

Natural iron binding compounds that chelate ferric ions (which form insoluble colloidal hydroxides at neutral pH and are then inaccessible) and are then taken up together with the metal ion. ... See: sideramines. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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siderophore

siderophore 1. A substance that binds iron. 2. A macrophage containing hemosiderin. 3. A compound produced by certain species of mycobacteria and enterobacteria that chelates iron and facilitates its uptake by the cell.
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siderophore

Type: Term Pronunciation: sid′er-ō-fōr Definitions: 1. A large extravasated mononuclear phagocyte containing granules of hemosiderin, found in the sputum or in the lungs of patients with longstanding pulmonary congestion from left ventricular failure. 2. Secreted molecule which chelates iron. Synonyms: siderophage &nbs...
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