MetaCyc Pathway: trehalose degradation IV
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Enzyme View:

Pathway diagram: trehalose degradation IV

This view shows enzymes only for those organisms listed below, in the list of taxa known to possess the pathway. If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.

Superclasses: Degradation/Utilization/AssimilationCarbohydrates DegradationSugars DegradationTrehalose Degradation

Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Asanoa ferruginea, Bradyrhizobium japonicum, Euglena gracilis, Flammulina velutipes, Geobacillus stearothermophilus, Kocuria varians, Plesiomonas sp. Yoshida 95, Scytonema sp., Thermoanaerobacter brockii

Expected Taxonomic Range: Bacteria , Euglenozoa, Fungi

General Background

There are several alternative pathways for the degradation of trehalose. Depending on the organism, trehalose may enter the cell either through a permease, in which case it remains unmodified, or it may be transported by a phosphotransferase system (PTS), resulting in the phoshorylated trehalose-6-phosphate form. Degradation then proceeds by different mechanisms: Unmodified trehalose may be degraded by a hydrolyzing trehalase (see trehalose degradation II (trehalase)), or it may be split by the action of a trehalose phosphorylase (see trehalose degradation IV and trehalose degradation V). Likewise, trehalose-6-phosphate may be either hydrolyzed by trehalose-6-phosphate hydrolase (see trehalose degradation I (low osmolarity)) or it could be attacked by a trehalose-6-phosphate phosphorylase (see trehalose degradation III).

About This Pathway

Trehalose phosphorylase (TP), the key enzyme in this pathway, catalyzes the reversible synthesis (and degradation) of trehalose from/to D-glucose 1-phosphate and D-glucose.

Two varieties of TP enzymes have been characterized: One variety is specific for the α forms of D-glucose and D-glucose-1-phosphate, while the other is specific for the β forms. Thus, the two forms catalyze different reactions, and were given different EC numbers (see the pathway trehalose degradation V for the enzymes that use the α form). The glucose-1-phosphate that is formed by the phosphorylase during trehalose degradation is subsequently converted to glucose-6-phosphate by the appropriate phosphoglucomutase (which is also either α- or β-specific).

β-specific TP enzymes have been found in various organisms, including the green algae Euglena gracilis [Belocopitow70, Marechal72], and various bacteria, including Geobacillus stearothermophilus [Inoue02, Inoue02a], Asanoa ferruginea [Aisaka98, Aisaka95], Thermoanaerobacter brockii, Plesiomonas sp. Yoshida 95 [Yoshida95], Bradyrhizobium japonicum and the cyanobacterium Scytonema sp. [PageSharp99].

Variants: trehalose degradation I (low osmolarity), trehalose degradation II (trehalase), trehalose degradation III, trehalose degradation V, trehalose degradation VI (periplasmic)

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