If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
Locations of Mapped Genes:
|Superclasses:||Degradation/Utilization/Assimilation → Aldehyde Degradation → Lactaldehyde Degradation|
L-lactaldehyde is one of two products resulting from degradation of the two methylpentoses L-fucose and rhamnose, which are metabolized by an analogous series of reactions.
Aerobically, lactaldehyde is oxidized in two steps to pyruvate, which enters central metabolism.
Review: Mayer, C. and W. Boos, Hexose/Pentose and Hexitol/Pentitol Metabolism. EcoSal Module 3.4.1 [ECOSAL]
Variants: L-lactaldehyde degradation (anaerobic)
Badia91: Badia J, Gimenez R, Baldoma L, Barnes E, Fessner WD, Aguilar J (1991). "L-lyxose metabolism employs the L-rhamnose pathway in mutant cells of Escherichia coli adapted to grow on L-lyxose." J Bacteriol 1991;173(16);5144-50. PMID: 1650346
Baldoma88: Baldoma L, Aguilar J (1988). "Metabolism of L-fucose and L-rhamnose in Escherichia coli: aerobic-anaerobic regulation of L-lactaldehyde dissimilation." J Bacteriol 170(1);416-21. PMID: 3275622
Caballero83: Caballero E, Baldoma L, Ros J, Boronat A, Aguilar J (1983). "Identification of lactaldehyde dehydrogenase and glycolaldehyde dehydrogenase as functions of the same protein in Escherichia coli." J Biol Chem 1983;258(12);7788-92. PMID: 6345530
Cocks74: Cocks GT, Aguilar T, Lin EC (1974). "Evolution of L-1, 2-propanediol catabolism in Escherichia coli by recruitment of enzymes for L-fucose and L-lactate metabolism." J Bacteriol 118(1);83-8. PMID: 4595205
Di07a: Di Costanzo L, Gomez GA, Christianson DW (2007). "Crystal structure of lactaldehyde dehydrogenase from Escherichia coli and inferences regarding substrate and cofactor specificity." J Mol Biol 366(2);481-93. PMID: 17173928
DiazMejia09: Diaz-Mejia JJ, Babu M, Emili A (2009). "Computational and experimental approaches to chart the Escherichia coli cell-envelope-associated proteome and interactome." FEMS Microbiol Rev 33(1);66-97. PMID: 19054114
Franchini06: Franchini AG, Egli T (2006). "Global gene expression in Escherichia coli K-12 during short-term and long-term adaptation to glucose-limited continuous culture conditions." Microbiology 152(Pt 7);2111-27. PMID: 16804185
Hacking76: Hacking AJ, Lin EC (1976). "Disruption of the fucose pathway as a consequence of genetic adaptation to propanediol as a carbon source in Escherichia coli." J Bacteriol 126(3);1166-72. PMID: 181364
Hidalgo91: Hidalgo E, Chen YM, Lin EC, Aguilar J (1991). "Molecular cloning and DNA sequencing of the Escherichia coli K-12 ald gene encoding aldehyde dehydrogenase." J Bacteriol 1991;173(19);6118-23. PMID: 1917845
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