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|Reactions Classified By Substrate → Small-Molecule Reactions|
EC Number: 188.8.131.52
In Pathway: spermidine biosynthesis I
The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.
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Mass balance status: Balanced.
Enzyme Commission Primary Name: spermidine synthase
Enzyme Commission Synonyms: aminopropyltransferase, putrescine aminopropyltransferase, spermidine synthetase, SpeE, S-adenosylmethioninamine:putrescine 3-aminopropyltransferase
This is the fifth and last step in the biosynthesis of spermidine from arginine. It transfers propylamine moiety from S-adenosylmethioninamine to putrescine to form spermidine.
Enzyme Commission Summary:
The enzymes from the plant Glycine max and from mammalia are highly specific for putrescine as the amine acceptor [Pegg81, Yoon00]. The enzymes from the bacteria Escherichia coli and Thermotoga maritima prefer putrescine but are more tolerant towards other amine acceptors, such as spermidine and cadaverine [Bowman73, Korolev02]. cf. EC 184.108.40.206, spermine synthase and EC 220.127.116.11, sym-norspermidine synthase.
Korolev02: Korolev S, Ikeguchi Y, Skarina T, Beasley S, Arrowsmith C, Edwards A, Joachimiak A, Pegg AE, Savchenko A (2002). "The crystal structure of spermidine synthase with a multisubstrate adduct inhibitor." Nat Struct Biol 9(1);27-31. PMID: 11731804
Yoon00: Yoon SO, Lee YS, Lee SH, Cho YD (2000). "Polyamine synthesis in plants: isolation and characterization of spermidine synthase from soybean (Glycine max) axes." Biochim Biophys Acta 1475(1);17-26. PMID: 10806333
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