Note: a dashed line (without arrowheads) between two compound names is meant to imply that the two names are just different instantiations of the same compound -- i.e. one may be a specific name and the other a general name, or they may both represent the same compound in different stages of a polymerization-type pathway. If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655
Expected Taxonomic Range: Bacteria
chorismate is the principal common precursor of the aromatic amino acids L-tryptophan, L-tyrosine and L-phenylalanine, as well as the essential compounds tetrahydropteroyl mono-L-glutamate, ubiquinone-8, menaquinol-8 and enterobactin (enterochelin). The pathway from D-erythrose 4-phosphate to chorismate is known as the common pathway, or shikimate pathway. A review of the elucidation of the common pathway and its terminal pathway branches to the aromatic amino acids can be found in Pittard, J. and J. Yang (2008) "Biosynthesis of the Aromatic Aminio Acids." EcoSal 22.214.171.124 [ECOSAL].
Subpathways: ubiquinol-8 biosynthesis (prokaryotic) , octaprenyl diphosphate biosynthesis , superpathway of aromatic amino acid biosynthesis , superpathway of ubiquinol-8 biosynthesis (prokaryotic) , enterobactin biosynthesis , menaquinol-8 biosynthesis , demethylmenaquinol-8 biosynthesis I , 1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoate biosynthesis I , superpathway of tetrahydrofolate biosynthesis , tetrahydrofolate biosynthesis , 6-hydroxymethyl-dihydropterin diphosphate biosynthesis I , 4-aminobenzoate biosynthesis , 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate biosynthesis , L-tryptophan biosynthesis , L-phenylalanine biosynthesis I , L-tyrosine biosynthesis I , chorismate biosynthesis I , chorismate biosynthesis from 3-dehydroquinate , 3-dehydroquinate biosynthesis I
Unification Links: EcoCyc:ALL-CHORISMATE-PWY
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