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Synonyms: L-lysine and L-diaminopimelate biosynthesis
|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Amino Acids Biosynthesis → Proteinogenic Amino Acids Biosynthesis → L-lysine Biosynthesis|
A metabolic connection joins synthesis of an amino acid, lysine, to synthesis of cell wall material. Diaminopimelate is a precursor both for lysine and for cell wall components. The synthesis of lysine, methionine and threonine share two reactions at the start of the three pathways, the reactions converting L-aspartate to L-aspartate semialdehyde. The first reaction, aspartate kinase, is carried out by three isozymes, one specific for synthesis of each end product amino acid. Each of the three aspartate kinase isozymes is regulated by its corresponding end product amino acid.
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Baumann88: Baumann RJ, Bohme EH, Wiseman JS, Vaal M, Nichols JS (1988). "Inhibition of Escherichia coli growth and diaminopimelic acid epimerase by 3-chlorodiaminopimelic acid." Antimicrob Agents Chemother 32(8);1119-23. PMID: 3056252
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Biellmann80: Biellmann JF, Eid P, Hirth C, Jornvall H (1980). "Aspartate-beta-semialdehyde dehydrogenase from Escherichia coli. Purification and general properties." Eur J Biochem 1980;104(1);53-8. PMID: 6102909
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Billheimer79: Billheimer JT, Shen MY, Carnevale HN, Horton HR, Jones EE (1979). "Isolation and characterization of acetylornithine delta-transaminase of wild-type Escherichia coli W. Comparison with arginine-inducible acetylornithine delta-transaminase." Arch Biochem Biophys 1979;195(2);401-13. PMID: 112925
Blickling97: Blickling S, Renner C, Laber B, Pohlenz HD, Holak TA, Huber R (1997). "Reaction mechanism of Escherichia coli dihydrodipicolinate synthase investigated by X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy." Biochemistry 36(1);24-33. PMID: 8993314
Borthwick95: Borthwick EB, Connell SJ, Tudor DW, Robins DJ, Shneier A, Abell C, Coggins JR (1995). "Escherichia coli dihydrodipicolinate synthase: characterization of the imine intermediate and the product of bromopyruvate treatment by electrospray mass spectrometry." Biochem J 305 ( Pt 2);521-4. PMID: 7832769
Boughton12: Boughton BA, Dobson RC, Hutton CA (2012). "The crystal structure of dihydrodipicolinate synthase from Escherichia coli with bound pyruvate and succinic acid semialdehyde: unambiguous resolution of the stereochemistry of the condensation product." Proteins 80(8);2117-22. PMID: 22552955
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Bouvier08: Bouvier J, Stragier P, Morales V, Remy E, Gutierrez C (2008). "Lysine represses transcription of the Escherichia coli dapB gene by preventing its activation by the ArgP activator." J Bacteriol 190(15);5224-9. PMID: 18502871
Bouvier92: Bouvier J, Richaud C, Higgins W, Bogler O, Stragier P (1992). "Cloning, characterization, and expression of the dapE gene of Escherichia coli." J Bacteriol 1992;174(16);5265-71. PMID: 1644752
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