Reaction: 2 ATP + citrate + N6-acetyl-N6-hydroxy-L-lysine + H2O = 2 ADP + 2 phosphate + N2-citryl-N6-acetyl-N6-hydroxy-L-lysine
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Other name(s): Nα-citryl-Nε-acetyl-Nε-hydroxylysine synthase; iucA (gene name)
Systematic name: citrate:N6-acetyl-N6-hydroxy-L-lysine ligase (ADP-forming)
Comments: Requires Mg2+. Aerobactin is one of a group of high-affinity iron chelators known as siderophores and is produced under conditions of iron deprivation . It is a dihydroxamate comprising two molecules of N6-acetyl-N6-hydroxy-L-lysine and one molecule of citrate. This enzyme catalyses the first of two synthase reactions to link N6-acetyl-N6-hydroxy-L-lysine and citrate [4,5].
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