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|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Amines and Polyamines Biosynthesis → UDP-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine Biosynthesis|
|Biosynthesis → Cell Structures Biosynthesis → Cell Wall Biosynthesis|
Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Giardia intestinalis
Expected Taxonomic Range: Giardiinae
The protozoan parasite Giardia intestinalis (synonyms Giardia lamblia, Giardia duodenalis) is a common cause of enteric disease (giardiasis) in humans and other mammals, worldwide. Its life cycle consists of two stages, a flagellated trophozoite that replicates in the host, and a dormant cyst stage in which the organism is transmitted. Encystment is induced in response to bile in the gastrointestinal tract.
The outer cyst wall is rich in a homopolymer of (β1->3)-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine residues that is biosynthesized from a UDP-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine precursor. This pathway describes the biosynthesis of this precursor, which is derived from endogenous glucose that is converted to fructose-6-phosphate by glycolytic enzymes.
UDP-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine is converted to the homopolymer by cyst wall synthase [Karr04]. The last five enzymes of the pathway are transcriptionally activated when trophozoites are induced to encyst. Their activities greatly increase during encystment. In [Lopez07, Mok05, Mok05a, Sener04, Lopez03b, Bulik00].
Bulik00: Bulik DA, van Ophem P, Manning JM, Shen Z, Newburg DS, Jarroll EL (2000). "UDP-N-acetylglucosamine pyrophosphorylase, a key enzyme in encysting Giardia, is allosterically regulated." J Biol Chem 275(19);14722-8. PMID: 10799561
Jarroll01: Jarroll EL, Macechko PT, Steimle PA, Bulik D, Karr CD, van Keulen H, Paget TA, Gerwig G, Kamerling J, Vliegenthart J, Erlandsen S (2001). "Regulation of carbohydrate metabolism during Giardia encystment." J Eukaryot Microbiol 48(1);22-6. PMID: 11249189
Karr04: Karr CD, Jarroll EL (2004). "Cyst wall synthase: N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase activity is induced to form the novel N-acetylgalactosamine polysaccharide in the Giardia cyst wall." Microbiology 150(Pt 5);1237-43. PMID: 15133086
Lopez03b: Lopez AB, Sener K, Jarroll EL, van Keulen H (2003). "Transcription regulation is demonstrated for five key enzymes in Giardia intestinalis cyst wall polysaccharide biosynthesis." Mol Biochem Parasitol 128(1);51-7. PMID: 12706796
Lopez07: Lopez AB, Sener K, Trosien J, Jarroll EL, VAN Keulen H (2007). "UDP-N-Acetylglucosamine 4'-Epimerase from the Intestinal Protozoan Giardia Intestinalis Lacks UDP-Glucose 4'-Epimerase Activity." J Eukaryot Microbiol 54(2);154-60. PMID: 17403156
Macechko92: Macechko PT, Steimle PA, Lindmark DG, Erlandsen SL, Jarroll EL (1992). "Galactosamine-synthesizing enzymes are induced when Giardia encyst." Mol Biochem Parasitol 56(2);301-9. PMID: 1484552
Mok05: Mok MT, Edwards MR (2005). "Kinetic and physical characterization of the inducible UDP-N-acetylglucosamine pyrophosphorylase from Giardia intestinalis." J Biol Chem 280(47);39363-72. PMID: 16169849
Mok05a: Mok MT, Tay E, Sekyere E, Glenn WK, Bagnara AS, Edwards MR (2005). "Giardia intestinalis: molecular characterization of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine pyrophosphorylase." Gene 357(1);73-82. PMID: 15951138
Altamirano87: Altamirano MM, Mulliert G, Calcagno M (1987). "Sulfhydryl groups of glucosamine-6-phosphate isomerase deaminase from Escherichia coli." Arch Biochem Biophys 1987;258(1);95-100. PMID: 2821923
Altamirano90: Altamirano MM, Calcagno M (1990). "Zinc binding and its trapping by allosteric transition in glucosamine-6-phosphate deaminase from Escherichia coli." Biochim Biophys Acta 1038(3);291-4. PMID: 2111170
Altamirano92: Altamirano MM, Plumbridge JA, Calcagno ML (1992). "Identification of two cysteine residues forming a pair of vicinal thiols in glucosamine-6-phosphate deaminase from Escherichia coli and a study of their functional role by site-directed mutagenesis." Biochemistry 31(4);1153-8. PMID: 1734962
Altamirano93: Altamirano MM, Plumbridge JA, Barba HA, Calcagno ML (1993). "Glucosamine-6-phosphate deaminase from Escherichia coli has a trimer of dimers structure with three intersubunit disulphides." Biochem J 295 ( Pt 3);645-8. PMID: 8240271
Altamirano94: Altamirano MM, Hernandez-Arana A, Tello-Solis S, Calcagno ML (1994). "Spectrochemical evidence for the presence of a tyrosine residue in the allosteric site of glucosamine-6-phosphate deaminase from Escherichia coli." Eur J Biochem 1994;220(2);409-13. PMID: 8125098
Altamirano95: Altamirano MM, Plumbridge JA, Horjales E, Calcagno ML (1995). "Asymmetric allosteric activation of Escherichia coli glucosamine-6-phosphate deaminase produced by replacements of Tyr 121." Biochemistry 34(18);6074-82. PMID: 7742311
Bassler91: Bassler BL, Yu C, Lee YC, Roseman S (1991). "Chitin utilization by marine bacteria. Degradation and catabolism of chitin oligosaccharides by Vibrio furnissii." J Biol Chem 266(36);24276-86. PMID: 1761533
Baveja86: Baveja UK, Jyoti AS, Kaur M, Agarwal DS, Anand BS, Nanda R (1986). "Isoenzyme studies of Giardia lamblia isolated from symptomatic cases." Aust J Exp Biol Med Sci 64 ( Pt 2);119-26. PMID: 2943257
Bernatchez05: Bernatchez S, Szymanski CM, Ishiyama N, Li J, Jarrell HC, Lau PC, Berghuis AM, Young NM, Wakarchuk WW (2005). "A single bifunctional UDP-GlcNAc/Glc 4-epimerase supports the synthesis of three cell surface glycoconjugates in Campylobacter jejuni." J Biol Chem 280(6);4792-802. PMID: 15509570
Bertrand76: Bertrand O, Kahn A, Cottreau D, Boivin P (1976). "Human leukocyte glucose-phosphate-isomerase purification by affinity elution and immunological study." Biochimie 58(3);261-7. PMID: 819039
Boehmelt00: Boehmelt G, Fialka I, Brothers G, McGinley MD, Patterson SD, Mo R, Hui CC, Chung S, Huber LA, Mak TW, Iscove NN (2000). "Cloning and characterization of the murine glucosamine-6-phosphate acetyltransferase EMeg32. Differential expression and intracellular membrane association." J Biol Chem 275(17);12821-32. PMID: 10777580
Brown99: Brown K, Pompeo F, Dixon S, Mengin-Lecreulx D, Cambillau C, Bourne Y (1999). "Crystal structure of the bifunctional N-acetylglucosamine 1-phosphate uridyltransferase from Escherichia coli: a paradigm for the related pyrophosphorylase superfamily." EMBO J 18(15);4096-107. PMID: 10428949
Bulik98: Bulik DA, Lindmark DG, Jarroll EL (1998). "Purification and characterization of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine pyrophosphorylase from encysting Giardia." Mol Biochem Parasitol 95(1);135-9. PMID: 9763295
BustosJaimes01: Bustos-Jaimes I, Calcagno ML (2001). "Allosteric transition and substrate binding are entropy-driven in glucosamine-6-phosphate deaminase from Escherichia coli." Arch Biochem Biophys 394(2);156-60. PMID: 11594728
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