The pathogenic Neisseria have a siderophore-independent iron-uptake system reliant on a direct interaction between the bacterial cell and transferrin. In the meningococcus this uptake system is dependent on two surface-exposed transferrin-binding proteins. This short account will review our current knowledge of the transferrin-mediated iron-acquisition system of pathogenic Neisseria.

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