GapMind for catabolism of small carbon sources

 

L-glutamate catabolism in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942

Best path

dmeA, aspA

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Rules

Overview: Glutamate is a single transamination reaction from 2-oxoglutarate (alpha-ketoglutarate), which is an intermediate in the TCA cycle. Amino acid transaminases are often non-specific, so glutamate catabolism could be considered trivial. However, many amino acid transaminases are 2-oxoglutarate dependent, so they cannot contribute to glutamate catabolism. And even if the amino group is transfered elsewhere, the ammonium group still needs to be liberated somehow. GapMind represents glutamate degradation using MetaCyc pathways L-glutamate degradation I (glutamate dehydrogenase, link), pathway II via aspartate ammonia-lyase (link), and pathway VI via glutamate mutase (link). Several other MetaCyc pathways are not included in GapMind. Pathway IV (via gamma-aminobutanoate, link) is not thought to occur in prokaryotes. Pathways V (via hydroxyglutarate, link) and XI (reductive Stickland reaction, link) combine glutamate dehydrogenase with reductive pathways; these are omitted because glutamate dehydrogenase alone suffices for catabolism under respiratory conditions. Pathways VII (to butanoate, link) and VIII (to propanoate, link) are similar to pathway VI but also describe the fermentation of the pyruvate. Pathway IX (via 4-aminobutanoate, link) does not yield net consumption of glutamate: the catabolism of 4-aminobutanoate relies on a transamination reaction that converts 2-oxoglutarate to glutamate.

38 steps (19 with candidates)

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Step Description Best candidate 2nd candidate
dmeA L-glutamate transporter DmeA Synpcc7942_1024
aspA L-aspartate ammonia-lyase Synpcc7942_1007
Alternative steps:
aapJ ABC transporter for amino acids (Asp/Asn/Glu/Pro/Leu), substrate-binding component AapJ Synpcc7942_0246
aapM ABC transporter for amino acids (Asp/Asn/Glu/Pro/Leu), permease component 2 (AapM) Synpcc7942_0248
aapP ABC transporter for amino acids (Asp/Asn/Glu/Pro/Leu), ATPase component AapP Synpcc7942_0249 Synpcc7942_1680
aapQ ABC transporter for amino acids (Asp/Asn/Glu/Pro/Leu), permease component 1 (AapQ) Synpcc7942_0247
acaP L-glutamate permease AcaP
braC ABC transporter for glutamate, histidine, arginine, and other amino acids, substrate-binding component BraC
braD ABC transporter for glutamate, histidine, arginine, and other amino acids, permease component 1 (BraD) Synpcc7942_2495
braE ABC transporter for glutamate, histidine, arginine, and other amino acids, permease component 2 (BraE) Synpcc7942_2494
braF ABC transporter for glutamate, histidine, arginine, and other amino acids, ATPase component 1 (BraF) Synpcc7942_2493 Synpcc7942_1893
braG ABC transporter for glutamate, histidine, arginine, and other amino acids, ATPase component 2 (BraG) Synpcc7942_2492 Synpcc7942_0815
bztA L-glutamate ABC transporter, substrate-binding component Synpcc7942_0246
bztB L-glutamate ABC transporter, permease component 1 (BztB) Synpcc7942_0247
bztC L-glutamate ABC transporter, permease component 2 (BztC) Synpcc7942_0248
fumD (S)-2-methylmalate dehydratase (mesaconase)
gdhA glutamate dehydrogenase, NAD-dependent
glmE L-glutamate mutase, E component
glmS L-glutamate mutase, S component
glnP L-glutamate ABC transporter, fused permease and substrate-binding components GlnP
gltI L-glutamate ABC transporter, substrate-binding component (GltI/AatJ)
gltJ L-glutamate ABC transporter, permease component 1 (gltJ/aatQ) Synpcc7942_0248
gltK L-glutamate ABC transporter, permease component 1 (gltK/aatM) Synpcc7942_0248 Synpcc7942_0247
gltL L-glutamate ABC transporter, ATPase component (GltL/GluA/BztD/GlnQ/AatP/PEB1C) Synpcc7942_0249 Synpcc7942_1414
gltP L-glutamate:cation symporter GltP/GltT
gltS L-glutamate:Na+ symporter GltS
gltS_Syn L-glutamate:Na+ symporter GltS_Syn
gluB L-glutamate ABC transporter, substrate-binding component GluB
gluC L-glutamate ABC transporter, permease component 1 (GluC)
gluD L-glutamate ABC transporter, permease component 2 (GluD) Synpcc7942_0248
gtrA tripartite L-glutamate:Na+ symporter, small membrane component GtrA
gtrB tripartite L-glutamate:Na+ symporter, large membrane component GtrB
gtrC tripartite L-glutamate:Na+ symporter, substrate-binding component GtrC Synpcc7942_1276
mal methylaspartate ammonia-lyase
mcl (S)-citramalyl-CoA pyruvate-lyase
peb1A L-glutamate ABC transporter, substrate-binding component Peb1A
peb1B L-glutamate ABC transporter, permease component Peb1B Synpcc7942_0248 Synpcc7942_0247
yveA L-glutamate:H+ symporter YveA

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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 against a database of manually-curated proteins (most of which are experimentally characterized) or by using HMMer. 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. 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 preprint on GapMind for carbon sources, or view the source code.

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