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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.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

08/04/1999

Volume

9

Pages

R254 - R257

Keywords

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