Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Reaction:

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion TypeSimple ReactionsChemical Reactions
Reactions Classified By SubstrateSmall-Molecule Reactions

EC Number:

Enzymes and Genes:
serine acetyltransferaseInferred from experiment: cysE

In Pathway: L-cysteine biosynthesis I

The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: serine O-acetyltransferase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: SATase, L-serine acetyltransferase, serine acetyltransferase, serine transacetylase

This is the first reaction in the conversion of serine to cysteine.

Citations: [Kredich66 , Smith71a]

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Gene-Reaction Schematic

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Kredich66: Kredich NM, Tomkins GM (1966). "The enzymic synthesis of L-cysteine in Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium." J Biol Chem 1966;241(21);4955-65. PMID: 5332668

Smith71a: Smith IK, Thompson JF (1971). "Purification and characterization of L-serine transacetylase and O-acetyl-L-serine sulfhydrylase from kidney bean seedlings (Phaseolus vulgaris)." Biochim Biophys Acta 227(2);288-95. PMID: 5550822

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