GapMind for catabolism of small carbon sources


Definition of L-rhamnose catabolism

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# Rhamnose utilization in GapMind is based on MetaCyc pathway
# I via L-rhamnulose 1-phosphate aldolase (metacyc:RHAMCAT-PWY),
# pathway II via 2-keto-3-deoxy-L-rhamnonate aldolase (metacyc:PWY-6713),
# and pathway III via 2,4-diketo-3-deoxyrhamnonate hydrolase (metacyc:PWY-6714).

# Fitness data shows that the (distant) homolog in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron (BT3765, Q8A1A1) is also
# a rhamnose transporter
rhaT	L-rhamnose:H+ symporter RhaT	curated:SwissProt::P27125	uniprot:Q8A1A1

# Transporters were identified usiung:
# query: transporter:L-rhamnose:rhamnose:L-rhamnofuranose:L-rhamnopyranose:CPD-16564:CPD-16565:CPD0-1112:CPD-15405
rhamnose-transport: rhaT

# 4-part ABC transporter rhaPQST. 
# In TCDB, the rhamnose transporter of Rhizobium leguminosarum is described as rhaSTP
# but rhaQ (Q7BSH2_RHILT) is also probably part of this system.
# The comment in TCDB also speculates about group translocation, because the R. leguminosarum
# system requires the rhamnose/rhamnulose kinase rhaK for activity; but
# in Sinorhizobium meliloti, which has a similar system,
# the rhaK protein has rhamnulokinase activity only
# (Rivers 2015, URL:
rhaP	L-rhamnose ABC transporter, permease component 1 (RhaP)	curated:TCDB::Q7BSH3
rhaQ	L-rhamnose ABC transporter, permease component 2 (RhaQ)	uniprot:Q7BSH2
rhaS	L-rhamnose ABC transporter, substrate-binding component RhaS	curated:TCDB::Q7BSH5
# Because of the one-component transporter rhaT, the ATPase component is named rhaT' in GapMind.
rhaT'	L-rhamnose ABC transporter, ATPase component RhaT	curated:TCDB::Q7BSH4
rhamnose-transport: rhaP rhaQ rhaS rhaT'

# Fitness data suggests Echvi_1617 is the rhamnose transporter.
# It is probably Na+ dependent, but this is uncertain.
Echvi_1617	L-rhamnose transporter	uniprot:L0FX46
rhamnose-transport: Echvi_1617

# In Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN, a 3-part ABC transporter is involved
# in utilization of L-rhamnose, L-fucose, and xylitol
BPHYT_RS34250	L-rhamnose ABC transporter, substrate-binding component	uniprot:B2T9W0
BPHYT_RS34245	L-rhamnose ABC transporter, ATPase component	uniprot:B2T9V9
BPHYT_RS34240	L-rhamnose ABC transporter, permease component	uniprot:B2T9V8
rhamnose-transport: BPHYT_RS34250 BPHYT_RS34245 BPHYT_RS34240

rhaM	L-rhamnose mutarotase	EC:
rhaA	L-rhamnose isomerase	EC:
rhaB	L-rhamnulokinase	EC:

# BT3766 (Q8A1A0) was confirmed by fitness data
rhaD	rhamnulose 1-phosphate aldolase	EC:	uniprot:Q8A1A0

import fructose.steps:tpi # triose-phsophate isomerase

# The EC number is for the NAD dependent reaction.
# There's also a NADP dependent reaction, sometimes given this EC, sometimes not.
aldA	lactaldehyde dehydrogenase	EC:	ignore_other:lactaldehyde dehydrogenase

# BT3767 (Q8A199) was confirmed by fitness data
fucO	L-lactaldehyde reductase	EC:	uniprot:Q8A199

# Lactaldehyde might be oxidized to
# lactate and secreted (or oxidized to pyruvate); or, it might be
# reduced to propane-1,2-diol and secreted.
lactaldehyde-conversion: aldA
lactaldehyde-conversion: fucO

# In pathway I, the mutarotase rhaM forms
# beta-rhamnopyranose, isomerase rhaA forms rhamnulofuranose, kinase rhaB
# forms rhamnulose 1-phosphate, aldolase rhaD forms (S)-lactaldehyde and
# glycerone phosphate, and tpi converts glycerone phosphate to
# glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate. 
all: rhamnose-transport rhaM rhaA rhaB rhaD tpi lactaldehyde-conversion

# The rhamnofuranose dehydrogenase may be either NADH or NADPH dependent, or use either
LRA1	L-rhamnofuranose dehydrogenase	EC:	EC:	EC:
LRA2	L-rhamnono-gamma-lactonase	EC:
# Ignore BPHYT_RS34235, a putative accessory domain
LRA3	L-rhamnonate dehydratase	EC:	ignore:reanno::BFirm:BPHYT_RS34235
LRA4	2-keto-3-deoxy-L-rhamnonate aldolase	EC:

# In pathway II, the 1-dehydrogenase LRA1 forms L-rhamnono-1,4-lactone,
# the lactonase LRA2 forms L-rhamnonate, the dehydratase LRA3 forms
# 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-rhamnonate, and the aldolase LRA4 forms pyruvate and
# lactaldehyde.
all: rhamnose-transport LRA1 LRA2 LRA3 LRA4 lactaldehyde-conversion

# The enzyme from Sphingomonas strain SKA58 is Q1NEI6 not Q1NEI7; there is an error in MetaCyc.
# Q1NEI6 is annotated correctly in other resources
LRA5	2-keto-3-deoxy-L-rhamnonate 4-dehydrogenase	EC:	ignore:metacyc::MONOMER-16233

# EC: has been assigned but not linked to the characterized protein, which is
# EAT09363.1 or metacyc:MONOMER-16233 (PMID:19187228) -- but MONOMER-16233 is misannotated as
# a dehydrogenase.
# And, ignore uniprot:Q39BA7, which is very similar to LRA6 from Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN
# but is reported to be a ureidoglycolate lyase (PMID:14506266).
LRA6	2,4-diketo-3-deoxyrhamnonate hydrolase	curated:metacyc::MONOMER-16233	term:L-2,4-diketo-3-deoxyrhamnonate hydrolase	term:2,4-diketo-3-deoxy-L-rhamnonate hydrolase	EC:	ignore:SwissProt::Q39BA7

# In pathway III, rhamnose is also oxidized and dehydrated to
# 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-rhamnonate, but then, dehydrogenase LRA5 forms
# 2,4-didehydro-3-deoxy-L-rhamnonate and hydrolase LRA6 forms L-lactate
# and pyruvate.
all: rhamnose-transport LRA1 LRA2 LRA3 LRA5 LRA6



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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.

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by Morgan Price, Arkin group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory