A flavoprotein. The enzyme catalyses the reduction of bound ferric iron in a variety of iron chelators (siderophores), resulting in the release of ferrous iron. The enzyme from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Archaeoglobus fulgidus is not active with uncomplexed Fe(III). cf. EC 18.104.22.168, ferric-chelate reductase (NADH) and EC 22.214.171.124, ferric-chelate reductase (NADPH).
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