If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Amino Acids Biosynthesis|
Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Expected Taxonomic Range: Fungi
The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae can directly assimilate inorganic sulfur for the biosynthesis of sulfur-containing amino acids. Detailed description of the pathway converting sulfate to hydrogen sulfide is provided in the pathway sulfate reduction I (assimilatory).
L-homoserine is biosynthesized from L-aspartate, which in turn is synthesized from oxaloacetate, a TCA cycle intermediate. Homoserine is activated through esterification to form the O-acetyl ester by the enzyme homoserine O-acetyltransferase. hydrogen sulfide, which is the end result of sulfate assimilation, reacts with O-acetyl-L-homoserine, replacing the acetyl group and forming L-homocysteine.
Finally, L-homocysteine can be converted to L-cysteine via L-cystathionine by a reversible transsulfuration pathway. In contrast to enteric bacteria and mammals, Saccharomyces cerevisiae has two transsulfuration pathways employing two separate sets of enzymes [Thomas97].
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