If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Carbohydrates Biosynthesis → Sugars Biosynthesis → Gluconeogenesis|
Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Arabidopsis thaliana col , Brassica napus , Cucumis sativus , Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 , Glycine max , Hordeum vulgare , Nicotiana tabacum , Oryza sativa , Pisum sativum , Ricinus communis , Solanum lycopersicum , Solanum tuberosum , Vicia faba , Zea mays
Gluconeogenesis is the generation of glucose from non-sugar carbon substrates such as pyruvate, (S)-lactate, glycerol, and glucogenic amino acids (primarily L-alanine and L-glutamine). The process is essentially the reversal of the glycolysis pathway. However, two glycolytic enzymes catalyze irreversible reactions. In order to enable the pathway to flow in the direction of glucose production, these reactions are catalyzed by other enzymes (EC 22.214.171.124, fructose-bisphosphatase and EC 126.96.36.199, pyruvate, water dikinase) in the opposite direction.
Enzymes of the gluconeogenic pathway are widely distributed in archaea, bacteria, fungi, plants and animals, and are often considered to be central to the origins of metabolism [Ronimus03]. Note that this pathway describes gluconeogenesis in plants and microorganisms, the mammalian pathway is described at gluconeogenesis III.
Bacteria use gluconeogenesis to synthesize glucose from non-sugar C2 or C3 compounds or the intermediates of the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle when there sufficient amounts of hexose are not available to them [Osteras97, Oh02, Tang05a, Marrero10].
In photosynthetic organisms, the product of photosynthetic carbon fixation (D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate) is transported from the chloroplast into the cytoplasm, where it is transformed to hexose phosphate via gluconeogenesis. In plants, these hexose phosphates are used to synthesize sucrose, as documented in sucrose biosynthesis III [Sung88].
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Alefounder89: Alefounder PR, Perham RN (1989). "Identification, molecular cloning and sequence analysis of a gene cluster encoding the class II fructose 1,6-bisphosphate aldolase, 3-phosphoglycerate kinase and a putative second glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase of Escherichia coli." Mol Microbiol 3(6);723-32. PMID: 2546007
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Allen64: Allen, S.H., Kellermeyer, R.W., Ssjernholm, R.L., Wood, H.G. (1964). "Purification and properties of enzymes involved in the propionic acid fermentation." J Bacteriol 87;171-87. PMID: 14102852
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Baldwin78a: Baldwin SA, Perham RN, Stribling D (1978). "Purification and characterization of the class-II D-fructose 1,6-bisphosphate aldolase from Escherichia coli (Crookes' strain)." Biochem J 1978;169(3);633-41. PMID: 417719
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