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Crystal structures have been solved for two bacterial outer membrane proteins, FhuA and FepA, which mediate active transport of chelated iron. Analysis of ligand-induced changes in the structure of FhuA has provided our first structural insights into an active transport mechanism for a complex solute.


Journal article


Curr Biol

Publication Date





R254 - R257


Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins, Biological Transport, Carrier Proteins, Crystallography, X-Ray, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli Proteins, Receptors, Cell Surface, Receptors, Virus