IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: fusarinine-C ornithinesterase

Reaction: N5-acyl-L-ornithine ester + H2O = N5-acyl-L-ornithine + an alcohol

Other name(s): ornithine esterase

Systematic name: N5-acyl-L-ornithine-ester hydrolase

Comments: Hydrolyses the three ornithine ester bonds in fusarinine C. Also acts on N5-dinitrophenyl-L-ornithine methyl ester.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 60202-10-0


1. Emery, T. Fungal ornithine esterases: relationship to iron transport. Biochemistry 15 (1976) 2723-2728. [PMID: 949472]

[EC created 1984]

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