Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0009245 - lipid A biosynthetic process

Synonyms: lipid A anabolism, lipid A biosynthesis, lipid A formation, lipid A synthesis

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of lipid A, the glycolipid group of bacterial lipopolysaccharides, consisting of six fatty acyl chains linked to two glucosamine residues.

Parent Classes:
GO:0008654 - phospholipid biosynthetic process,
GO:0009247 - glycolipid biosynthetic process,
GO:0046493 - lipid A metabolic process,
GO:1901271 - lipooligosaccharide biosynthetic process

Part Of:
GO:0009103 - lipopolysaccharide biosynthetic process

Term Members:
palmitoleoyl acyltransferase (lpxP),
apo-[acyl carrier protein] (acpP),
undecaprenyl-phosphate-α-L-Ara4N flippase - ArnE subunit,
undecaprenyl-phosphate-α-L-Ara4N flippase - ArnF subunit,
conserved protein (arnD),
Kdo2-lipid A phosphoethanolamine 7''-transferase (eptB),
phosphoethanolamine transferase EptA,
undecaprenyl phosphate-L-Ara4FN transferase (arnC),
4-amino-4-deoxy-L-arabinose (L-Ara4N) transferase (arnT),
UDP-3-O-acyl-N-acetylglucosamine deacetylase (lpxC),
tetraacyldisaccharide 4'-kinase (lpxK),
lauroyl acyltransferase (lpxL),
KDO transferase (waaA),
fused UDP-L-Ara4N formyltransferase and UDP-GlcA C-4''-decarboxylase (arnA),
UDP-L-Ara4O C-4" transaminase (arnB),
UDP-2,3-diacylglucosamine hydrolase (lpxH),
PagP monomer

Unification Links: GO:0009245

Relationship Links: MetaCyc:RELATED-TO:NAGLIPASYN-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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