GapMind for Amino acid biosynthesis

 

chorismate biosynthesis in Phaeobacter inhibens BS107

Best path

aroG, aroB, aroD, aroE, aroL, aroA, aroC

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Rules

Overview: Chorismate is the starting point for the biosynthesis of the aromatic amino acids phenylalanine, tryptophan, and tyrosine. Chorismate biosynthesis in GapMind is based on MetaCyc pathways chorismate biosynthesis I (link), from D-erythrose-4-phosphate and phosphoenolpyruvate, or II (link), from D-glyceraldeyde-3-phosphate and L-asparatate. Both pathways are identical after they reach 3-dehydroquinate.

13 steps (11 with candidates)

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Step Description Best candidate 2nd candidate
aroG 3-deoxy-7-phosphoheptulonate synthase PGA1_c15860
aroB 3-dehydroquinate synthase PGA1_c14100
aroD 3-dehydroquinate dehydratase PGA1_c15600 PGA1_c35150
aroE shikimate dehydrogenase PGA1_c35150
aroL shikimate kinase PGA1_c14090
aroA 3-phosphoshikimate 1-carboxyvinyltransferase PGA1_c04810
aroC chorismate synthase PGA1_c34060
Alternative steps:
aroA' 2-amino-3,7-dideoxy-D-threo-hept-6-ulosonate synthase
aroB' dehydroquinate synthase II
asd aspartate semi-aldehyde dehydrogenase PGA1_c31480
asp-kinase aspartate kinase PGA1_c23510
fbp 6-deoxy-5-ketofructose 1-phosphate synthase PGA1_c23910 PGA1_c07220
tpiA D-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate phospholyase PGA1_c20650 PGA1_c17530

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 Aug 03 2021. The underlying query database was built on Aug 03 2021.

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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).

For more information, see the paper from 2019 on GapMind for amino acid biosynthesis, the paper from 2022 on GapMind for carbon sources, or view the source code, or see changes to Amino acid biosynthesis since the publication.

If you notice any errors or omissions in the step descriptions, or any questionable results, please let us know

by Morgan Price, Arkin group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory