If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
Locations of Mapped Genes:
|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Amino Acids Biosynthesis → Proteinogenic Amino Acids Biosynthesis → L-threonine Biosynthesis|
Biosynthesis of threonine from homoserine is accomplished in a two-step pathway involving the phosphorylated intermediate O-phospho-L-homoserine.
The final product of this pathway, threonine, serves as a structural constituent of proteins and feeds into the biosynthetic pathway for isoleucine. The enzymes carrying out both steps in this pathway are regulated at the gene level by threonine- and isoleucine-dependent attenuation, as part of attenuation control of an operon that also includes a gene coding for an enzyme in the upstream pathway of homoserine biosynthesis.
Review: Patte, J.-C., Biosynthesis of Threonine and Lysine, Chapter 32 [Neidhardt96]
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