Iron complex degradation

Chris Capell chris at esb.ucp.pt
Thu Apr 11 06:24:09 EST 1996

Dear all,

	I'm presently working with obligatly respiratory bacteria isolated
from marine fish (Shewanella putrefaciens and fluorescent Psedomonads),
looking at their ability to produce iron binding compounds, and trying 
to assess any competitive advantage that siderophore production may 
have during growth of the bacteria on spoiling fish. 
	My question to the group (which may be best suited to the
biochemists out there) concerns the degradation of iron complexes, I have
not found any literature about post-mortem changes in heam-complexes
(autolytic) for any animal or fish; or anything relating to
natural/microbial lactoferrin/transferrin/ferritin breakdown. Does anyone
know of any such work, or have any contacts that may be able to help me? 

Any replies would be gratefully received.

Christopher Capell.				
Escola Superior de Biotecnologia,
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa,

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