GapMind for Amino acid biosynthesis

 

L-arginine biosynthesis in Desulfurobacterium atlanticum DSM 15668

Best path

argJ, argB, argC, argD, carA, carB, argI, argG, argH

Rules

Overview: Arginine biosynthesis in GapMind is based on MetaCyc pathways L-arginine biosynthesis I via L-acetyl-ornithine (link), II (acetyl cycle) (link), III via N-acetyl-L-citrulline (link), or IV via LysW-ornithine (link). GapMind also includes L-arginine biosynthesis with succinylated intermediates, as in Bacteroidetes (PMC5764234). These pathways all involve the activation of glutamate (by aceylation, succinylation, or attachment of LysW), followed by phosphorylation, reduction and transamination, to activated ornithine. In most pathways, this intermediate is cleaved to ornithine before transcarbamoylation, but in the N-acetylcitrulline or succinylated pathways, transcarbamoylation occurs before hydrolysis. In the final two steps, citrulline is converted to arginine by ArgG and ArgH.

21 steps (16 with candidates)

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Step Description Best candidate 2nd candidate
argJ ornithine acetyltransferase CHB58_RS00390
argB N-acylglutamate kinase CHB58_RS02525
argC N-acylglutamylphosphate reductase CHB58_RS02605
argD N-acetylornithine aminotransferase CHB58_RS07585 CHB58_RS05215
carA carbamoyl phosphate synthase subunit alpha CHB58_RS00970 CHB58_RS00980
carB carbamoyl phosphate synthase subunit beta CHB58_RS05590
argI ornithine carbamoyltransferase CHB58_RS03800
argG arginosuccinate synthetase CHB58_RS06110
argH argininosuccinate lyase CHB58_RS01790
Alternative steps:
argA N-acylglutamate synthase CHB58_RS00390 CHB58_RS05645
argD'B N-succinylornithine aminotransferase CHB58_RS07585 CHB58_RS05215
argE N-acetylornithine deacetylase CHB58_RS05975
argE'B N-succinylcitrulline desuccinylase
argF' acetylornithine transcarbamoylase CHB58_RS03800
argF'B N-succinylornithine carbamoyltransferase
argX glutamate--LysW ligase
lysJ [LysW]-glutamate-semialdehyde aminotransferase CHB58_RS07585 CHB58_RS03770
lysK [LysW]-ornithine hydrolase
lysW 2-aminoadipate/glutamate carrier protein
lysY [LysW]-glutamate-6-phosphate reductase CHB58_RS02605
lysZ [LysW]-glutamate kinase CHB58_RS02525

Confidence: high confidence medium confidence low confidence
? – known gap: despite the lack of a good candidate for this step, this organism (or a related organism) performs the pathway

This GapMind analysis is from Apr 09 2024. The underlying query database was built on Apr 09 2024.

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Each pathway is defined by a set of rules based on individual steps or genes. Candidates for each step are identified by using ublast (a fast alternative to protein BLAST) against a database of manually-curated proteins (most of which are experimentally characterized) or by using HMMer with enzyme models (usually from TIGRFam). Ublast hits may be split across two different proteins.

A candidate for a step is "high confidence" if either:

where "other" refers to the best ublast hit to a sequence that is not annotated as performing this step (and is not "ignored").

Otherwise, a candidate is "medium confidence" if either:

Other blast hits with at least 50% coverage are "low confidence."

Steps with no high- or medium-confidence candidates may be considered "gaps." For the typical bacterium that can make all 20 amino acids, there are 1-2 gaps in amino acid biosynthesis pathways. For diverse bacteria and archaea that can utilize a carbon source, there is a complete high-confidence catabolic pathway (including a transporter) just 38% of the time, and there is a complete medium-confidence pathway 63% of the time. Gaps may be due to:

GapMind relies on the predicted proteins in the genome and does not search the six-frame translation. In most cases, you can search the six-frame translation by clicking on links to Curated BLAST for each step definition (in the per-step page).

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by Morgan Price, Arkin group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory