Siderophore production by Pasteurella multocida.

Infection and immunity

PubMedID: 2946642

Hu SP, Felice LJ, Sivanandan V, Maheswaran SK. Siderophore production by Pasteurella multocida. Infect Immun. 1986;54(3):804-10.
Pasteurella multocida grown under conditions of iron deprivation secreted into the culture medium a growth-enhancing factor which functioned as a siderophore. The siderophore was found to be neither a phenolate nor a hydroxamate by chemical tests and bioassays and was given the trivial name multocidin. Multocidin was partially purified and found to be a highly polar, nonaromatic, and dialyzable compound. This is the first report demonstrating the production of a siderophore by P. multocida.