Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

It has previously been shown that myo-inositol hexakisphosphate (myo-InsP6) mediates iron transport into Pseudomonas aeruginosa and overcomes iron-dependent growth inhibition. In this study, the iron transport properties of myo-inositol trisphosphate and tetrakisphosphate regio-isomers were studied. Pseudomonas aeruginosa accumulated iron (III) at similar rates whether complexed with myo-Ins(1,2,3)P3 or myo-InsP6. Iron accumulation from other compounds, notably D/L myo-Ins(1,2,4,5)P4 and another inositol trisphosphate regio-isomer, D-myo-Ins(1,4,5)P3, was dramatically increased. Iron transport profiles from myo-InsP6 into mutants lacking the outer membrane porins oprF, oprD and oprP were similar to the wild-type, indicating that these porins are not involved in the transport process. The rates of reduction of iron (III) to iron (II) complexed to any of the compounds by a Ps. aeruginosa cell lysate were similar, suggesting that a reductive mechanism is not the rate-determining step.

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Appl Microbiol

Publication Date

03/1999

Volume

86

Pages

537 - 543

Keywords

Biological Transport, Inositol Phosphates, Iron, Iron Radioisotopes, NADH, NADPH Oxidoreductases, Porins, Pseudomonas aeruginosa