siderophore metabolic process

id: GO:0009237
name: siderophore metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving 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.

Child Functions

GO:0002048pyoverdine metabolic process
GO:0009238enterobactin metabolic process
GO:0019290siderophore biosynthetic process
GO:0019536vibriobactin metabolic process
GO:0031168ferrichrome metabolic process
GO:0031170ferricrocin metabolic process
GO:0042857chrysobactin metabolic process
GO:0042860achromobactin metabolic process
GO:0042863pyochelin metabolic process
GO:0046215siderophore catabolic process
GO:0046494rhizobactin 1021 metabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0051186cofactor metabolic process