GapMind for catabolism of small carbon sources


Finding step ligK for 4-hydroxybenzoate catabolism in Cupriavidus basilensis 4G11

4 candidates for ligK: 4-oxalocitramalate aldolase

Score Gene Description Similar to Id. Cov. Bits Other hit Other id. Other bits
hi RR42_RS27210 hypothetical protein 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate aldolase/4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate aldolase; HMG/CHA aldolase; Oxaloacetate decarboxylase; OAA decarboxylase; EC; EC (characterized) 63% 96% 283.1
hi RR42_RS12215 ribonuclease 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate aldolase; HMG aldolase; Oxaloacetate decarboxylase; OAA decarboxylase; Regulator of ribonuclease activity homolog; EC; EC (characterized) 49% 93% 140.2 Regulator of ribonuclease activity A 40% 125.9
med RR42_RS28420 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate aldolase 4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipic acid aldolase; CHA aldolase; Gallate degradation protein C; EC (characterized) 39% 87% 147.9
med RR42_RS34615 dimethylmenaquinone methyltransferase Putative 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate aldolase; HMG aldolase; EC; Oxaloacetate decarboxylase; OAA decarboxylase; EC; Regulator of ribonuclease activity homolog; RraA-like protein (uncharacterized) 40% 90% 139

Confidence: high confidence medium confidence low confidence
transporter – transporters and PTS systems are shaded because predicting their specificity is particularly challenging.

GapMind searches the predicted proteins for candidates by using ublast (a fast alternative to protein BLAST) to find similarities to characterized proteins or by using HMMer to find similarities to enzyme models (usually from TIGRFams). For alignments to characterized proteins (from ublast), scores of 44 bits correspond to an expectation value (E) of about 0.001.

Also see fitness data for the candidates

Definition of step ligK

Or cluster all characterized ligK proteins

This GapMind analysis is from Sep 17 2021. The underlying query database was built on Sep 17 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).

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by Morgan Price, Arkin group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory