Nifs and sufs in malaria

Citation
Kes. Ellis et al., Nifs and sufs in malaria, MOL MICROB, 41(5), 2001, pp. 973-981
Citations number
43
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology
Journal title
MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0950-382X → ACNP
Volume
41
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
973 - 981
Database
ISI
SICI code
0950-382X(200109)41:5<973:NASIM>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
This review assembles data from three bodies of literature (bacterial genet ics, plastid biogenesis and parasitology) that seldom have much direct cros stalk. After overcoming terminological complications to sort out microbial nifS from sufS genes, we connect a bacterial operon, recently found to be i nvolved in iron metabolism, the formation of [Fe-S] clusters and oxidative stress to a potentially important gene (sufB) carried on the degenerate pla stid genome of malaria and related parasites.