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Synonyms: adenosine nucleotides salvage III
|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Nucleosides and Nucleotides Biosynthesis → Purine Nucleotide Biosynthesis → Purine Nucleotide Salvage → Adenine and Adenosine Salvage|
Adenosine nucleotides can be synthesized de novo. In that route AMP (AMP) is synthesized via IMP (IMP) and adenylo-succinate , which is converted to AMP by the action of adenylosuccinate lyase (see superpathway of adenosine nucleotides de novo biosynthesis II). Note that the free base adenine or the ribonucleoside adenosine are not produced via the de novo pathway.
Many organisms can also recycle adenosine nucleotides by a combination of degradation and salvage pathways. The degradation pathways are responsible for the conversion of the nucleotides to the nucleoside (adenosine) and free base form (adenine), and further degradation to compounds that can be catabolized to basic building blocks (for example, see adenosine nucleotides degradation II).
The distinction between nucleoside degradation and recycling is not always straight forward. This pathway shares several steps with the pathway adenosine nucleotides degradation II. However, this salvage pathway starts with adenine (which is often transported into the organism) and ends with IMP, leading to biosynthesis of nucleotides, while the degradation pathway starts with the nucleotide form (AMP) and ends with urate, which in most organisms is degraded further.
A key enzyme in this pathway is adenosine deaminase, which converts adenosine to inosine. This has been shown to be the main form of adenosine degradation by the fungi Aspergillus terricola [Elshafei95] and Penicillium palitans [Elshafei05].
Unification Links: EcoCyc:PWY-6609
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