Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Reaction:

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion TypeSimple ReactionsChemical Reactions
Reactions Classified By SubstrateSmall-Molecule Reactions

EC Number:

Enzymes and Genes:
8-amino-7-oxononanoate synthaseInferred from experiment: bioF

Note that this reaction is not considered to be physiologically relevant.

Note that this reaction equation differs from the official Enzyme Commission reaction equation for this EC number, which can be found here .

The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

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Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: 8-amino-7-oxononanoate synthase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: 7-keto-8-aminopelargonic acid synthetase, 7-keto-8-aminopelargonic synthetase, 8-amino-7-oxopelargonate synthase, bioF (gene name)

Enzyme Commission Summary:
A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. The enzyme catalyses the decarboxylative condensation of L-alanine and pimeloyl-[acyl-carrier protein], a key step in the pathway for biotin biosynthesis. Pimeloyl-CoA can be used with lower efficiency [ [Lin10].

Citations: [Eisenberg68, Alexeev98, Ploux99, Webster00]

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Gene-Reaction Schematic

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Alexeev98: Alexeev D, Alexeeva M, Baxter RL, Campopiano DJ, Webster SP, Sawyer L (1998). "The crystal structure of 8-amino-7-oxononanoate synthase: a bacterial PLP-dependent, acyl-CoA-condensing enzyme." J Mol Biol 1998;284(2);401-19. PMID: 9813126

Eisenberg68: Eisenberg MA, Star C (1968). "Synthesis of 7-oxo-8-aminopelargonic acid, a biotin vitamer, in cell-free extracts of Escherichia coli biotin auxotrophs." J Bacteriol 1968;96(4);1291-7. PMID: 4879561

Lin10: Lin S, Hanson RE, Cronan JE (2010). "Biotin synthesis begins by hijacking the fatty acid synthetic pathway." Nat Chem Biol 6(9);682-8. PMID: 20693992

Ploux99: Ploux O, Breyne O, Carillon S, Marquet A (1999). "Slow-binding and competitive inhibition of 8-amino-7-oxopelargonate synthase, a pyridoxal-5'-phosphate-dependent enzyme involved in biotin biosynthesis, by substrate and intermediate analogs. Kinetic and binding studies." Eur J Biochem 259(1-2);63-70. PMID: 9914476

Webster00: Webster SP, Alexeev D, Campopiano DJ, Watt RM, Alexeeva M, Sawyer L, Baxter RL (2000). "Mechanism of 8-amino-7-oxononanoate synthase: spectroscopic, kinetic, and crystallographic studies." Biochemistry 39(3);516-28. PMID: 10642176

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