GapMind for catabolism of small carbon sources


2-oxoglutarate (alpha-ketoglutarate) catabolism in Oceanisphaera arctica V1-41

Best path

Psest_0084, Psest_0085


Overview: Since 2-oxoglutarate (also known as alpha-ketoglutarate) is a TCA cycle intermediate, GapMind represents uptake only.

9 steps (5 with candidates)

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Step Description Best candidate 2nd candidate
Psest_0084 2-oxoglutarate TRAP transporter, fused 4TM/12TM components UN63_RS03225 UN63_RS02540
Psest_0085 2-oxoglutarate TRAP transporter, solute receptor component UN63_RS03220 UN63_RS04125
Alternative steps:
csbX 2-oxoglutarate permease csbX
dctM 2-oxoglutarate TRAP transporter, large permease component DctM UN63_RS14395 UN63_RS06600
dctP 2-oxoglutarate TRAP transporter, solute receptor component DctP UN63_RS15920 UN63_RS08600
dctQ 2-oxoglutarate TRAP transporter, small permease component DctQ
Dshi_1194 TRAP transporter for succinate, fumarate, L-malate, and 2-oxoglutarate, fused 4TM/12TM components UN63_RS02540 UN63_RS03225
Dshi_1195 TRAP transporter for succinate, fumarate, L-malate, and 2-oxoglutarate, substrate-binding component
kgtP 2-oxoglutarate:H+ symporter KgtP

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 24 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).

For more information, see:

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