Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0009234 - menaquinone biosynthetic process

Synonyms: menaquinone anabolism, menaquinone biosynthesis, menaquinone formation, menaquinone synthesis, menatetrenone biosynthesis, menatetrenone biosynthetic process, multiprenylmenaquinone biosynthesis, multiprenylmenaquinone biosynthetic process, vitamin K2 biosynthesis, vitamin K2 biosynthetic process

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of any of the menaquinones. Structurally, menaquinones consist of a methylated naphthoquinone ring structure and side chains composed of a variable number of unsaturated isoprenoid residues. Menaquinones that have vitamin K activity and are known as vitamin K2.

Parent Classes:
GO:1901663 - quinone biosynthetic process,
GO:0009233 - menaquinone metabolic process

Term Members:
1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoyl-CoA thioesterase (menI),
(1R,6R)-2-succinyl-6-hydroxy-2,4-cyclohexadiene-1-carboxylate synthase (menH),
bifunctional 2-octaprenyl-6-methoxy-1,4-benzoquinone methylase and S-adenosylmethionine:2-DMK methyltransferase (ubiE),
1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoate octaprenyltransferase (menA),
o-succinylbenzoate synthase (menC),

Unification Links: GO:0009234


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