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:
methionine-oxo-acid transaminase, PLP-dependentInferred from experiment: ybdL

The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.

Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: methionine transaminase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: methionine-oxo-acid transaminase

Enzyme Commission Summary:
The enzyme is most active with L-methionine. It participates in the L-methionine salvage pathway from S-methyl-5'-thioadenosine, a by-product of polyamine biosynthesis. The enzyme from the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae can use several different amino acids as amino donor, with aromatic amino acids being the most effective [Heilbronn99]. The enzyme from the plant Arabidopsis thaliana is also a part of the chain elongation pathway in the biosynthesis of methionine-derived glucosinolates [Schuster06].

Citations: [Dolzan04]

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Gene-Reaction Schematic

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Dolzan04: Dolzan M, Johansson K, Roig-Zamboni V, Campanacci V, Tegoni M, Schneider G, Cambillau C (2004). "Crystal structure and reactivity of YbdL from Escherichia coli identify a methionine aminotransferase function." FEBS Lett 571(1-3);141-6. PMID: 15280032

Heilbronn99: Heilbronn J, Wilson J, Berger BJ (1999). "Tyrosine aminotransferase catalyzes the final step of methionine recycling in Klebsiella pneumoniae." J Bacteriol 1999;181(6);1739-47. PMID: 10074065

Schuster06: Schuster J, Knill T, Reichelt M, Gershenzon J, Binder S (2006). "Branched-chain aminotransferase4 is part of the chain elongation pathway in the biosynthesis of methionine-derived glucosinolates in Arabidopsis." Plant Cell 18(10);2664-79. PMID: 17056707

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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