Journal article

The Porphyromonas gingivalis ferric uptake regulator orthologue does not regulate iron homeostasis

Catherine Butler, Helen Mitchell, Stuart Dashper, Eric Reynolds

GENOMICS DATA | ELSEVIER | Published : 2015

Abstract

Porphyromonas gingivalis is a Gram-negative anaerobic bacterium that has an absolute requirement for iron which it transports from the host as heme and/or Fe(2 +). Iron transport must be regulated to prevent toxic effects from excess metal in the cell. P. gingivalis has one ferric uptake regulator (Fur) orthologue encoded in its genome called Har, which would be expected to regulate the transport and usage of iron within this bacterium. As a gene regulator, inactivation of Har should result in changes in gene expression of several genes compared to the wild-type. This dataset (GEO accession number GSE37099) provides information on expression levels of genes in P. gingivalis in the absence of..

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