ferrichrome

ferrichrome

[′fer·ə‚krōm]
(microbiology)
A cyclic hexapeptide that is a microbial hydroxamic acid and is involved in iron transport and metabolism in microorganisms.
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Similarly, nanomolar concentratins of two siderophores, ferrichrome and ferricrocin were assumed to be produced by unidentified ECM species in the upper layers of forest soils (Essen et al.
Ferrichrome and ferriox- amine each have a separate substrate binding protein (FhuD and YxeB, respectively), but require the same membrane permease using an ATPase (FhuBGC) [29, 32].
29] reported the requirement for two lipoproteins for the hydroxamates ferrichrome and ferrioxamine B in B.