Caulobacter crescentus CB15 Pathway: superpathway of phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan biosynthesis

Pathway diagram: superpathway of phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan biosynthesis

If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.

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Schematic showing all replicons, marked with selected genes

Synonyms: complete aromatic amino acid biosynthesis, aromatic amino acid biosynthesis

Superclasses: Biosynthesis Amino Acids Biosynthesis

The aromatic amino acids L-phenylalanine, L-tyrosine and L-tryptophan are biosynthesized from the principal common precursor chorismate. The conversion of chorismate to prephenate leads to the terminal pathways of L-phenylalanine and L-tyrosine biosynthesis. The conversion of chorismate to anthranilate leads to the biosynthesis of L-tryptophan. chorismate is also the precursor for biosynthesis of other essential compunds, as shown in the superpathway of chorismate metabolism. Reviewed in Pittard, J. and J. Yang (2008) "Biosynthesis of the Aromatic Aminio Acids." EcoSal [ECOSAL].

Subpathways: tyrosine biosynthesis I , phenylalanine biosynthesis I , tryptophan biosynthesis

Imported from MetaCyc 18-Sep-2013 by SRI International



Other References Related to Enzymes, Genes, Subpathways, and Substrates of this Pathway

Green04: Green ML, Karp PD (2004). "A Bayesian method for identifying missing enzymes in predicted metabolic pathway databases." BMC Bioinformatics 5;76. PMID: 15189570

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