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:||Biosynthesis → Aromatic Compounds Biosynthesis → 4-Hydroxybenzoate Biosynthesis|
Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Expected Taxonomic Range: Fungi
Yeast seems to produce 4-hydroxybenzoate by two different ways. It may be produced directly from chorismate by the chorismate pyruvate-lyase reaction, similar to the Escherichia coli K-12 pathway, or it could be alternately formed from L-tyrosine, similar to higher eukaryotes.
Wild-type yeast normally use the conversion of chorismate to 4-hydroxybenzoate as the source of precursor for ubiquinone. Evidence for the presence of the two alternate routes was obtained using shikimate pathway (chorismate biosynthesis I) mutants. Mutants blocked in the formation of shikimate or chorismate. However, addition of L-tyrosine to the growth medium restored the ability of these mutants to form 4-hydroxybenzoate and ubiquinone [Olson83].
It is likely that many of the lower eukaryotes that have the shikimate pathway may also contain dual pathways for the biosynthesis of 4-hydroxybenzoate, just like Saccharomyces cerevisiae [Meganathan01].
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DeEknamkul87: De-Eknamkul W, Ellis BE (1987). "Purification and characterization of tyrosine aminotransferase activities from Anchusa officinalis cell cultures." Arch Biochem Biophys 257(2);430-8. PMID: 2889425
Dietrich91: Dietrich JB, Lorber B, Kern D (1991). "Expression of mammalian tyrosine aminotransferase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Escherichia coli. Purification to homogeneity and characterization of the enzyme overproduced in the bacteria." Eur J Biochem 201(2);399-407. PMID: 1682148
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Gaid12: Gaid MM, Sircar D, Muller A, Beuerle T, Liu B, Ernst L, Hansch R, Beerhues L (2012). "Cinnamate:CoA Ligase Initiates the Biosynthesis of a Benzoate-Derived Xanthone Phytoalexin in Hypericum calycinum Cell Cultures." Plant Physiol 160(3);1267-80. PMID: 22992510
Gallagher01: Gallagher DT, Mayhew M, Holden MJ, Howard A, Kim KJ, Vilker VL (2001). "The crystal structure of chorismate lyase shows a new fold and a tightly retained product." Proteins 44(3);304-11. PMID: 11455603
Gu98: Gu W, Song J, Bonner CA, Xie G, Jensen RA (1998). "PhhC is an essential aminotransferase for aromatic amino acid catabolism in Pseudomonas aeruginosa." Microbiology 144 ( Pt 11);3127-34. PMID: 9846749
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Hirakawa12: Hirakawa H, Schaefer AL, Greenberg EP, Harwood CS (2012). "Anaerobic p-Coumarate Degradation by Rhodopseudomonas palustris and Identification of CouR, a MarR Repressor Protein That Binds p-Coumaroyl Coenzyme A." J Bacteriol 194(8);1960-7. PMID: 22328668
Iraqui98: Iraqui I, Vissers S, Cartiaux M, Urrestarazu A (1998). "Characterisation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae ARO8 and ARO9 genes encoding aromatic aminotransferases I and II reveals a new aminotransferase subfamily." Mol Gen Genet 257(2);238-48. PMID: 9491083
Kim04: Kim KH, Janiak V, Petersen M (2004). "Purification, cloning and functional expression of hydroxyphenylpyruvate reductase involved in rosmarinic acid biosynthesis in cell cultures of Coleus blumei." Plant Mol Biol 54(3);311-23. PMID: 15284489
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