Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0009242 - colanic acid biosynthetic process

Synonyms: colanic acid anabolism, colanic acid biosynthesis, colanic acid formation, colanic acid synthesis, M antigen biosynthesis, M antigen biosynthetic process

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of colanic acid, a capsular bacterial polysaccharide.

Parent Classes:
GO:0046377 - colanic acid metabolic process,
GO:1901137 - carbohydrate derivative biosynthetic process,
GO:0033692 - cellular polysaccharide biosynthetic process

Term Members:
undecaprenyl-phosphate glucose phosphotransferase (wcaJ),
YpdI colanic acid synthesis lipoprotein,
RcsF outer membrane lipoprotein - activates the Rcs pathway during envelope stress,
protein involved in colanic acid production (mcbA),
UDP-glucose 4-epimerase monomer (galE),
mannose-6-phosphate isomerase (manA),
mannose-1-phosphate guanylyltransferase (cpsB),
UTP--glucose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (galU),
GDP-mannose 4,6-dehydratase (gmd),
protein-tyrosine phosphatase (wzb),
protein-tyrosine kinase (wzc)

Unification Links: GO:0009242

Relationship Links: MetaCyc:RELATED-TO:COLANSYN-PWY

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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