Fusarinine-C ornithinesterase

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In enzymology, a fusarinine-C ornithinesterase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

N5-acyl-L-ornithine ester + H2O N5-acyl-L-ornithine + an alcohol

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are N5-acyl-L-ornithine ester and H2O, whereas its two products are N5-acyl-L-ornithine and alcohol.

This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those acting on carboxylic ester bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is N5-acyl-L-ornithine-ester hydrolase. Other names in common use include ornithine esterase, and 5-N-acyl-L-ornithine-ester hydrolase.


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  • Emery T (1976). "Fungal ornithine esterases: relationship to iron transport". Biochemistry. 15: 2723&ndash, 8. PMID 949472.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 60202-10-0.

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