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MetaCyc Pathway: L-isoleucine degradation I
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Pathway diagram: L-isoleucine degradation I

This view shows enzymes only for those organisms listed below, in the list of taxa known to possess the pathway. If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.

Superclasses: Degradation/Utilization/AssimilationAmino Acids DegradationProteinogenic Amino Acids DegradationL-isoleucine Degradation

Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Bacillus subtilis, Bos taurus, Clostridium, Homo sapiens, Pseudomonas, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas putida, Rattus norvegicus, Salmonella enterica enterica serovar Typhimurium, Streptomyces avermitilis, Sulfolobus solfataricus

Expected Taxonomic Range: Archaea, Bacteria , Eukaryota

L-isoleucine is one of the three main branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), along with L-leucine and L-valine. The catabolic pathways of the BCAAs can be divided into two sequential series of reactions, referred to as the common pathway and the distal pathway.

The common pathway includes the enzymes branched-chain-amino-acid aminotransferase, branched-chain α-keto acid dehydrogenase complex, and 2-methylacyl-CoA dehydrogenase. These three enzymes catalyze the conversion of all three BCAAs to their respective acyl-CoA derivatives ( methylacrylyl-CoA, 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA, and (E)-2-methylcrotonoyl-CoA for L-valine, L-leucine, and L-isoleucine, respectively), though the intermediates formed by these enzymes are different for the different amino acids. The distal parts of the pathways are completely different for the three BCAAs, and comprise enzymes specific for each amino acid [Massey76].

This Isoleucine degradation pathway is wide spread, and is found in many microorganisms, higher plants, and animals (including mammals).

The catabolism of L-isoleucine begins with its transamination to (S)-3-methyl-2-oxopentanoate, followed by oxidative decarboxylation to 2-methylbutanoyl-CoA. 2-methylbutanoyl-CoA then undergoes a four-step β oxidation process, involving dehydrogenation to (E)-2-methylcrotonoyl-CoA, hydration to 2-methyl-3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA, dehydrogenation to 2-methylacetoacetyl-CoA, and finally a thioester hydrolysis forming acetyl-CoA and propanoyl-CoA [Conrad74].

Variants: L-isoleucine degradation II

Created 24-Jul-1998 by Ying HC, SRI International
Revised 06-Jan-2006 by Caspi R, SRI International


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Massey76: Massey LK, Sokatch JR, Conrad RS (1976). "Branched-chain amino acid catabolism in bacteria." Bacteriol Rev 40(1);42-54. PMID: 773366

Other References Related to Enzymes, Genes, Subpathways, and Substrates of this Pathway

AEvarsson00: AEvarsson A, Chuang JL, Wynn RM, Turley S, Chuang DT, Hol WG (2000). "Crystal structure of human branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase and the molecular basis of multienzyme complex deficiency in maple syrup urine disease." Structure 8(3);277-91. PMID: 10745006

Agnihotri03: Agnihotri G, Liu HW (2003). "Enoyl-CoA hydratase. reaction, mechanism, and inhibition." Bioorg Med Chem 11(1);9-20. PMID: 12467702

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Beckman91: Beckman DL, Kranz RG (1991). "A bacterial homolog to the mitochondrial enoyl-CoA hydratase." Gene 107(1);171-2. PMID: 1743516

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Chang02: Chang CF, Chou HT, Chuang JL, Chuang DT, Huang TH (2002). "Solution structure and dynamics of the lipoic acid-bearing domain of human mitochondrial branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase complex." J Biol Chem 277(18);15865-73. PMID: 11839747

Chang06a: Chang CF, Chou HT, Lin YJ, Lee SJ, Chuang JL, Chuang DT, Huang TH (2006). "Structure of the subunit binding domain and dynamics of the di-domain region from the core of human branched chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex." J Biol Chem 281(38);28345-53. PMID: 16861235

Chen94a: Chen D, Swenson RP (1994). "Cloning, sequence analysis, and expression of the genes encoding the two subunits of the methylotrophic bacterium W3A1 electron transfer flavoprotein." J Biol Chem 269(51);32120-30. PMID: 7798207

Chuang90: Chuang JL, Cox RP, Chuang DT (1990). "Molecular cloning of the mature E1b-beta subunit of human branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase complex." FEBS Lett 262(2);305-9. PMID: 2335211

Chuang94: Chuang JL, Fisher CR, Cox RP, Chuang DT (1994). "Molecular basis of maple syrup urine disease: novel mutations at the E1 alpha locus that impair E1(alpha 2 beta 2) assembly or decrease steady-state E1 alpha mRNA levels of branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase complex." Am J Hum Genet 55(2);297-304. PMID: 8037208

Chuang95: Chuang JL, Davie JR, Chinsky JM, Wynn RM, Cox RP, Chuang DT (1995). "Molecular and biochemical basis of intermediate maple syrup urine disease. Occurrence of homozygous G245R and F364C mutations at the E1 alpha locus of Hispanic-Mexican patients." J Clin Invest 95(3);954-63. PMID: 7883996

Chuang96: Chuang JL, Cox RP, Chuang DT (1996). "Maple syrup urine disease: the E1beta gene of human branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex has 11 rather than 10 exons, and the 3' UTR in one of the two E1beta mRNAs arises from intronic sequences." Am J Hum Genet 58(6);1373-7. PMID: 8651316

Dakoji01: Dakoji S, Li D, Agnihotri G, Zhou HQ, Liu HW (2001). "Studies on the inactivation of bovine liver enoyl-CoA hydratase by (methylenecyclopropyl)formyl-CoA: elucidation of the inactivation mechanism and identification of cysteine-114 as the entrapped nucleophile." J Am Chem Soc 123(40);9749-59. PMID: 11583536

Danner89: Danner DJ, Litwer S, Herring WJ, Pruckler J (1989). "Construction and nucleotide sequence of a cDNA encoding the full-length preprotein for human branched chain acyltransferase." J Biol Chem 264(13);7742-6. PMID: 2708389

Dariush91: Dariush N, Fisher CW, Cox RP, Chuang DT (1991). "Structure of the gene encoding the entire mature E1 alpha subunit of human branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase complex." FEBS Lett 284(1);34-8. PMID: 2060625

deKok98: de Kok A, Hengeveld AF, Martin A, Westphal AH (1998). "The pyruvate dehydrogenase multi-enzyme complex from Gram-negative bacteria." Biochim Biophys Acta 1385(2);353-66. PMID: 9655933

Eden96: Eden A, Simchen G, Benvenisty N (1996). "Two yeast homologs of ECA39, a target for c-Myc regulation, code for cytosolic and mitochondrial branched-chain amino acid aminotransferases." J Biol Chem 271(34);20242-5. PMID: 8702755

Ensenauer02: Ensenauer R, Niederhoff H, Ruiter JP, Wanders RJ, Schwab KO, Brandis M, Lehnert W (2002). "Clinical variability in 3-hydroxy-2-methylbutyryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency." Ann Neurol 51(5);656-9. PMID: 12112118

Feigenbaum93: Feigenbaum AS, Robinson BH (1993). "The structure of the human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase gene (DLD) and its upstream elements." Genomics 17(2);376-81. PMID: 8406489

Fiedler02: Fiedler S, Steinbuchel A, Rehm BH (2002). "The role of the fatty acid beta-oxidation multienzyme complex from Pseudomonas oleovorans in polyhydroxyalkanoate biosynthesis: molecular characterization of the fadBA operon from P. oleovorans and of the enoyl-CoA hydratase genes phaJ from P. oleovorans and Pseudomonas putida." Arch Microbiol 178(2);149-60. PMID: 12115060

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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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