GapMind for catabolism of small carbon sources


D-glucose catabolism in Klebsiella michiganensis M5al

Best path

mglA, mglB, mglC, glk

Also see fitness data for the top candidates


Overview: In most bacteria, glucose is consumed via glucose 6-phosphate, which is a central metabolic intermediate. It can also be oxidized to 2-ketogluconate in the periplasm before uptake and conversion to gluconate 6-phosphate (link). Periplasmic oxidation to gluconate, uptake, and phosphorylation by gnuK is also a potential path to gluconate-6-phosphate, but is not included in GapMind because it is not known to be the major path for glucose utilization in a prokaryote.

39 steps (26 with candidates)

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Step Description Best candidate 2nd candidate
mglA glucose ABC transporter, ATP-binding component (MglA) BWI76_RS19640 BWI76_RS07240
mglB glucose ABC transporter, substrate-binding component BWI76_RS19645 BWI76_RS27030
mglC glucose ABC transporter, permease component (MglC) BWI76_RS19635 BWI76_RS14865
glk glucokinase BWI76_RS20510 BWI76_RS22415
Alternative steps:
aglE' glucose ABC transporter, substrate-binding component (AglE)
aglF' glucose ABC transporter, permease component 1 (AglF) BWI76_RS03135
aglG' glucose ABC transporter, permease component 2 (AglG) BWI76_RS01820
aglK' glucose ABC transporter, ATPase component (AglK) BWI76_RS01840 BWI76_RS06690
bglF glucose PTS, enzyme II (BCA components, BglF) BWI76_RS19555 BWI76_RS07290
crr glucose PTS, enzyme IIA BWI76_RS20655 BWI76_RS08220
eda 2-keto-3-deoxygluconate 6-phosphate aldolase BWI76_RS18095 BWI76_RS27940
edd phosphogluconate dehydratase BWI76_RS18100 BWI76_RS00975
gadh1 gluconate 2-dehydrogenase flavoprotein subunit
gadh2 gluconate 2-dehydrogenase cytochrome c subunit
gadh3 gluconate 2-dehydrogenase subunit 3
gdh quinoprotein glucose dehydrogenase BWI76_RS04950 BWI76_RS13270
glcS glucose ABC transporter, substrate-binding component (GlcS)
glcT glucose ABC transporter, permease component 1 (GlcT)
glcU glucose ABC transporter, permease component 2 (GlcU)
glcU' Glucose uptake protein GlcU
glcV glucose ABC transporter, ATPase component (GclV) BWI76_RS09465 BWI76_RS06035
gnl gluconolactonase BWI76_RS23720 BWI76_RS21470
gtsA glucose ABC transporter, substrate-binding component (GtsA)
gtsB glucose ABC transporter, permease component 1 (GtsB) BWI76_RS23380
gtsC glucose ABC transporter, permease component 2 (GtsC) BWI76_RS17835 BWI76_RS06705
gtsD glucose ABC transporter, ATPase component (GtsD) BWI76_RS03270 BWI76_RS06690
kguD 2-keto-6-phosphogluconate reductase BWI76_RS26960 BWI76_RS27925
kguK 2-ketogluconokinase BWI76_RS26950 BWI76_RS07325
kguT 2-ketogluconate transporter BWI76_RS26955 BWI76_RS06145
manX glucose PTS, enzyme EIIAB BWI76_RS17890 BWI76_RS01735
manY glucose PTS, enzyme EIIC BWI76_RS17895 BWI76_RS01730
manZ glucose PTS, enzyme EIID BWI76_RS17900 BWI76_RS01725
MFS-glucose glucose transporter, MFS superfamily BWI76_RS24055 BWI76_RS17580
PAST-A proton-associated sugar transporter A
ptsG glucose PTS, enzyme IICB BWI76_RS11130 BWI76_RS08220
ptsG-crr glucose PTS, enzyme II (CBA components, PtsG) BWI76_RS11130 BWI76_RS08220
SemiSWEET Sugar transporter SemiSWEET
SSS-glucose Sodium/glucose cotransporter
SWEET1 bidirectional sugar transporter SWEET1

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

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