siderophore biosynthetic process

The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of siderophores, low molecular weight Fe(III)-chelating substances made by aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria, especially when growing under iron deficient conditions. The complexes of Fe(3+)-siderophores have very high stability constants and are taken up by specific transport systems by microorganisms; the subsequent release of iron requires enzymatic action.
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4'-phosphopantetheinyl transferase EntD (EC 2.7.8.-)
Iron-dependent repressor IdeR/DtxR
isochorismate synthase MbtI
Bifunctional salicyl-AMP ligase/salicyl-S-arcp synthetase MbtA
Phenyloxazoline synthase MbtB (EC 6.3.2.-)
Lysine N-acyltransferase mbtK (EC 2.3.1.-) (N-acyltransferase mbtK) (Mycobactin synthetase protein K)