MetaCyc Pathways Class: Fatty Acid and Lipid Biosynthesis

This class contains pathways of synthesis of various fatty acids and other lipids, including phospholipids, lipid A, and neutral fats and oils. Synthesis of the waxy materials on the surfaces of leaves are including here as well as in the class, "Epidermal structures". Lipids fulfill many functions, including being components of the plasma membrane of all cells and the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria.

Parent Classes:

Child Classes:
Choline Biosynthesis (3),
Fatty Acid Biosynthesis (83),
Kdo Transfer to Lipid IVA (4),
Phospholipid Biosynthesis (36),
Sphingolipid Biosynthesis (5),
Sterol Biosynthesis (18)

α-diglucosyldiacylglycerol biosynthesis,
β-D-mannosyl phosphomycoketide biosynthesis,
(Kdo)2-lipid A biosynthesis I,
acyl-ACP thioesterase pathway,
acyl-CoA hydrolysis,
biotin-carboxyl carrier protein assembly,
cuticular wax biosynthesis,
cutin biosynthesis,
diacylglycerol and triacylglycerol biosynthesis,
diacylglycerol biosynthesis (PUFA enrichment in oilseed),
diacylglyceryl-N,N,N-trimethylhomoserine biosynthesis,
dolichol and dolichyl phosphate biosynthesis,
epoxysqualene biosynthesis,
galactolipid biosynthesis I,
galactolipid biosynthesis II,
glycolipid desaturation,
Lipid A-core biosynthesis,
lipid IVA biosynthesis,
long-chain fatty acid activation,
mevalonate pathway II (archaea),
mevalonate pathway III (archaea),
monoacylglycerol metabolism (yeast),
ornithine lipid biosynthesis,
phosphatidylcholine acyl editing,
phthiocerol biosynthesis,
polyacyltrehalose biosynthesis,
rhamnolipid biosynthesis,
sophorolipid biosynthesis,
sphingomyelin metabolism,
stigma estolide biosynthesis,
sulfoquinovosyl diacylglycerol biosynthesis,
superpathway of (Kdo)2-lipid A biosynthesis,
superpathway of choline biosynthesis,
superpathway of lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis,
wax esters biosynthesis I,
wax esters biosynthesis II

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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