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MetaCyc Pathway: CDP-diacylglycerol biosynthesis I
Inferred from experiment

Enzyme View:

Pathway diagram: CDP-diacylglycerol biosynthesis 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.

Synonyms: CDP-diacylglycerol biosynthesis

Superclasses: BiosynthesisFatty Acid and Lipid BiosynthesisPhospholipid BiosynthesisCDP-diacylglycerol Biosynthesis

Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Arabidopsis thaliana col, Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655, Homo sapiens, Limnanthes douglasii, Vigna radiata radiata

Expected Taxonomic Range: Bacteria , Eukaryota

General Background

Phospholipids are important membrane components. Most of the phospholipids belong to the category of phosphoglycerides. The simplest phosphoglycerides, which are known as phosphatidates, are composed of a glycerol molecule attached to two fatty acids and one phosphate group. The carboxyl group of each fatty acid is esterified to the hydroxyl groups on carbon-1 and carbon-2 of the glycerol molecule, while the phosphate group is attached to carbon-3 by an ester link. Phosphatidates are precursors for many phosphoglycerides found in animals, plants and yeast, including a phosphatidylinositol, an L-1-phosphatidylserine, an L-1-phosphatidylethanolamine, and a cardiolipin.

As part of the synthesis of phosphoglycerides, either the phosphatidate or the modifying compound need to be activated by CTP. In some cases, the modifying compound is activated, as in the case of choline and ethanolamine, which form CDP-choline and CDP-ethanolamine, respectively. However, in the case of other compounds, such as L-serine and myo-inositol, the phosphatidate is activated first, forming a CDP-diacylglycerol, which then reacts with the modifying compound to form the phosphoglyceride.

About This Pathway

This pathway describes the biosynthesis of a CDP-diacylglycerol in eukaryotes and some Gram-negative bacteria (primarily the Gammaproteobacteria). In this pathway the production of the intermediate a 1-acyl-sn-glycerol 3-phosphate is catalyzed by the membrane-bound enzyme glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase. The bacterial enzyme, encoded by plsB, can utilize either an acyl-[acyl-carrier protein] or a long-chain acyl-CoA thioesters as the acyl donors, while the eukaryotic enzymes can only accept the acyl-CoA thiesters.

The addition of the second acyl moiety is catalyzed by 1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferase. The bacterial enzyme, which is universally expressed in all bacteria, is encoded by plsC. As in the case of PlsB, the bacterial enzyme can utilize either a fatty acyl-[acp] or an acyl-CoA thioester as the acyl donor, while the eukaryotic enzyme can only accept acyl-CoA thioesters.

A pathway that describes the usage of fatty acyl-[acp] donors can be found at CDP-diacylglycerol biosynthesis II. It should be noted that most bacteria utilize a different route for the synthesis of a 1-acyl-sn-glycerol 3-phosphate, as described in CDP-diacylglycerol biosynthesis III.

More information can be found in superpathway of phospholipid biosynthesis II (plants).

Superpathways: superpathway of phospholipid biosynthesis II (plants), superpathway of phospholipid biosynthesis I (bacteria), phosphatidylglycerol biosynthesis II (non-plastidic)

Variants: CDP-diacylglycerol biosynthesis II, CDP-diacylglycerol biosynthesis III

Unification Links: EcoCyc:PWY-5667, MetaCyc:PWY-5667

Created 10-Oct-2007 by Caspi R, SRI International
Revised 29-Jul-2008 by Caspi R, SRI International


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

Agarwal02: Agarwal AK, Arioglu E, De Almeida S, Akkoc N, Taylor SI, Bowcock AM, Barnes RI, Garg A (2002). "AGPAT2 is mutated in congenital generalized lipodystrophy linked to chromosome 9q34." Nat Genet 31(1);21-3. PMID: 11967537

Agarwal06: Agarwal AK, Barnes RI, Garg A (2006). "Functional characterization of human 1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase isoform 8: cloning, tissue distribution, gene structure, and enzymatic activity." Arch Biochem Biophys 449(1-2);64-76. PMID: 16620771

Aguado98: Aguado B, Campbell RD (1998). "Characterization of a human lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase that is encoded by a gene located in the class III region of the human major histocompatibility complex." J Biol Chem 273(7);4096-105. PMID: 9461603

Baba06: Baba T, Ara T, Hasegawa M, Takai Y, Okumura Y, Baba M, Datsenko KA, Tomita M, Wanner BL, Mori H (2006). "Construction of Escherichia coli K-12 in-frame, single-gene knockout mutants: the Keio collection." Mol Syst Biol 2;2006.0008. PMID: 16738554

Bayan89: Bayan N, Therisod H (1989). "Evidence for interactions of acyl carrier protein with glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase, an inner membrane protein of Escherichia coli." FEBS Lett 1989;255(2);330-4. PMID: 2676605

Beisson07: Beisson F, Li Y, Bonaventure G, Pollard M, Ohlrogge JB (2007). "The acyltransferase GPAT5 is required for the synthesis of suberin in seed coat and root of Arabidopsis." Plant Cell 19(1);351-68. PMID: 17259262

Bell74: Bell RM (1974). "Mutants of Escherichia coli defective in membrane phospholipid synthesis: macromolecular synthesis in an sn-glycerol 3-phosphate acyltransferase Km mutant." J Bacteriol 117(3);1065-76. PMID: 4591941

Bell75: Bell RM, Cronan JE (1975). "Mutants of Escherichia coli defective in membrane phospholipid synthesis. Phenotypic suppression of sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase Km mutants by loss of feedback inhibition of the biosynthetic sn-glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase." J Biol Chem 250(18);7153-8. PMID: 240817

BRENDA14: BRENDA team (2014). Imported from BRENDA version existing on Aug 2014.

Brown02b: Brown AP, Carnaby S, Brough C, Brazier M, Slabas AR (2002). "Limnanthes douglasii lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferases: immunological quantification, acyl selectivity and functional replacement of the Escherichia coli plsC gene." Biochem J 364(Pt 3);795-805. PMID: 12049644

Butland05: Butland G, Peregrin-Alvarez JM, Li J, Yang W, Yang X, Canadien V, Starostine A, Richards D, Beattie B, Krogan N, Davey M, Parkinson J, Greenblatt J, Emili A (2005). "Interaction network containing conserved and essential protein complexes in Escherichia coli." Nature 433(7025);531-7. PMID: 15690043

Carter68: Carter JR (1968). "Cytidine triphosphate: phosphatidic acid cytidyltransferase in Escherichia coli." J Lipid Res 9(6);748-54. PMID: 4879388

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Clark80a: Clark D, Lightner V, Edgar R, Modrich P, Cronan JE, Bell RM (1980). "Regulation of phospholipid biosynthesis in Escherichia coli. Cloning of the structural gene for the biosynthetic sn-glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase." J Biol Chem 255(2);714-7. PMID: 6985897

Coleman90: Coleman J (1990). "Characterization of Escherichia coli cells deficient in 1-acyl-sn-glycerol-3- phosphate acyltransferase activity." J Biol Chem 1990;265(28);17215-21. PMID: 2211622

Coleman92: Coleman J (1992). "Characterization of the Escherichia coli gene for 1-acyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (plsC)." Mol Gen Genet 1992;232(2);295-303. PMID: 1557036

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Cooper87: Cooper CL, Jackowski S, Rock CO (1987). "Fatty acid metabolism in sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (plsB) mutants." J Bacteriol 169(2);605-11. PMID: 3542964

Cronan74: Cronan JE, Bell RM (1974). "Mutants of Escherichia coli defective in membrane phospholipid synthesis: mapping of the structural gene for L-glycerol 3-phosphate dehydrogenase." J Bacteriol 118(2);598-605. PMID: 4597451

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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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