|Gene:||cadA||Accession Numbers: EG10131 (MetaCyc), b4131, ECK4125|
Species: Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655
Subunit composition of lysine decarboxylase 1 = [CadA]10
There are two lysine decarboxylases in E. coli, encoded by the cadA and ldcC genes. The cadA gene product, lysine decarboxylase 1 (LDC1), is more active, is thermostable, and has a lower pH optimum than the ldcC-encoded enzyme, LDC2 [Goldemberg80]. [Lemonnier98, Yamamoto97, Kikuchi97a]
LDC1 is part of the lysine-dependent acid resistance system 4 (AR4) which confers resistance to weak organic acids produced during carbohydrate fermentation under conditions of anaerobiosis and phosphate starvation. Lysine decarboxylase is a biodegradative enzyme. It is induced under acidic pH conditions and plays a role in maintaining pH homeostasis or extending the growth period by detoxification of the extracellular medium. The CO2 produced by CadA may be physiologically important when the TCA cycle is down-regulated under conditions of anaerobiosis and low pH, and CO2 production is therefore reduced [Takayama94].
Lysine provides protection during anaerobic phosphate starvation, dramatically increasing viability, and a cadBA deletion completely reverses this effect [Moreau07]. Overproduction of CadA affects the growth rate [Mandic98]. A speA speB speC speD cadA quintuple mutant is viable, albeit slow growing, on media deficient in amines, indicating that polyamines are not required for growth [Tabor80].
LDC1 production is induced under anaerobic growth conditions and acid pH [Goldemberg80]. Regulation has been described [Auger89, Meng92a, Shi93, Takayama94, Neely94, Dell94, Shi95, Reams97, Rowbury97, Pruss97, Kikuchi98, Kikuchi98, Neely96, Popkin80, Beretskene80, Watson92]. cadBA is positively regulated by CadC [Watson92].
|Map Position: [4,354,493 <- 4,356,640]|
Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 81.26 kD (from nucleotide sequence)
Molecular Weight of Multimer: 81 kD (experimental) [Meng92]
Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0013526 , CGSC:943 , DIP:DIP-35646N , EchoBASE:EB0129 , EcoGene:EG10131 , EcoliWiki:b4131 , Mint:MINT-1234345 , ModBase:P0A9H3 , OU-Microarray:b4131 , PortEco:cadA , PR:PRO_000022240 , Protein Model Portal:P0A9H3 , RefSeq:NP_418555 , RegulonDB:EG10131 , SMR:P0A9H3 , String:511145.b4131 , UniProt:P0A9H3
Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR000310 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR005308 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR008286 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR011193 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR015421 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR015422 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR015424 , PDB:Structure:3N75 , PDB:Structure:3Q16 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF01276 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF03709 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF03711 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS00703
|Biological Process:||GO:0006554 - lysine catabolic process
GO:0006520 - cellular amino acid metabolic process [GOA01]
|Molecular Function:||GO:0005515 - protein binding
GO:0008923 - lysine decarboxylase activity [GOA01a, Kikuchi97a, Goldemberg80]
GO:0042802 - identical protein binding [Kanjee11a, Snider06]
GO:0003824 - catalytic activity [GOA01]
GO:0016829 - lyase activity [UniProtGOA11]
GO:0016831 - carboxy-lyase activity [UniProtGOA11, GOA01]
GO:0030170 - pyridoxal phosphate binding [GOA01]
|Cellular Component:||GO:0005737 - cytoplasm
[UniProtGOA11a, UniProtGOA11, GOA01]
GO:0005829 - cytosol [DiazMejia09]
|MultiFun Terms:||cell processes → adaptations → pH|
Enzymatic reaction of: lysine decarboxylase
Synonyms: lysine decarboxylase, inducible, LDC, L-lysine carboxy-lyase, acid-inducible LDC
EC Number: 188.8.131.52
The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction of enzyme catalysis.
The reaction is physiologically favored in the direction shown.
In Pathways: superpathway of arginine and polyamine biosynthesis , superpathway of polyamine biosynthesis I , superpathway of L-lysine degradation , aminopropylcadaverine biosynthesis , L-lysine degradation I
The cadA encoded enzyme is more active, is thermostable, and has a lower pH optimum than the other enzyme [Lemonnier98].
The Km of lysine decarboxylase is measured to be 2.0 mM [Vienozinskiene85]. Constitutive and inducible forms are observed [Goldemberg80]. The low-level activity observed under noninducing conditions is sensitive to putrescine and spermidine [Wertheimer83].
Enzyme activity assays are presented [Vienozinskiene85].
10/20/97 Gene b4131 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG10131; confirmed by SwissProt match.
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Park96a: Park YK, Bearson B, Bang SH, Bang IS, Foster JW (1996). "Internal pH crisis, lysine decarboxylase and the acid tolerance response of Salmonella typhimurium." Mol Microbiol 20(3);605-11. PMID: 8736539
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Sabo74: Sabo DL, Fischer EH (1974). "Chemical properties of Escherichia coli lysine decarboxylase including a segment of its pyridoxal 5'-phosphate binding site." Biochemistry 13(4);670-6. PMID: 4204273
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