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Synonyms: pyruvate dehydrogenase complex, acetyl-CoA biosynthesis I (pyruvate dehydrogenase complex)
|Superclasses:||Degradation/Utilization/Assimilation → Carboxylates Degradation|
|Generation of Precursor Metabolites and Energy → Acetyl-CoA Biosynthesis|
This multi-enzyme complex, which consists of 24 subunits of pyruvate dehydrogenase, 24 subunits of lipoate acetyltransferase, and 12 subunits of dihydrolipoate dehydrogenase, catalyzes three reactions, which constitute a cycle. The complex contains a lipoyl active site in the form of lipoyllysine, as well as a thiamin diphosphate.
The net consequence of the cycle, in addition to reducing NAD+, is the conversion of pyruvate into acetyl-CoA and CO2, a key reaction of central metabolism because it links glycolysis I, which generates pyruvate, to the TCA cycle, into which the acetyl-CoA flows.
During aerobic growth the cycle is an essential source of acetyl-CoA to feed the TCA cycle and thereby to satisfy the cellular requirements for the precursor metabolites it forms. Mutant strains defective in the complex require an exogenous source of acetate to meet this requirement, but anaerobically such mutants grow without exogenous acetate because under such conditions, pyruvate formate lyase generates acetyl-CoA from pyruvate. Mutant strains lacking pyruvate formate lyase have the reverse phenotype. They require acetate for anaerobic but not for aerobic growth.
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