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Microbial Transport Systems

Microbial Transport Systems

Günther Winkelmann (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60072-4 February 2003 Wiley-Blackwell 320 Pages


Transport of molecules across the cell membrane is a fundamental process of all living organisms. It is essential for understanding growth, development, nutrition as well as uptake and excretion of exogenous or synthesized molecules. Microbes respresent general and basic functional systems where many transport processes have been studied on a molecular basis. Knowledge of the microbial transport processes will provide new perspectives to treatments by inhibitors, drugs, antibiotics, vitamins, growth promotion compounds, activators and toxic compunds of various kinds.
A Phylogenetic Overview
Structure & Function of ATP
Sodium/Substrate Transport
Procaryotic Binding Protein-dependent ABC Transport
Glucose transport by the bacterial phosphotransferase system
Peptide Transport
Protein export and secretion in gram-negative bacteria
Bacterial Channel Forming Protein Toxins
Porins - structure and forming
Siderophore Receptors
Mechanism of Iron Transport
Bacterial Zinc Transport
Bacterial Genes Controlling Manganese Transport
Unusual Nature of Magnesium Transporters
Copper Transport
Arsenite and Antimonite Transporters
Nickel Transport
Mitochondria Copper Ion Transport
Iron and Manganese Transporters in Yeast
Siderophore Transport in Fungi