InterPro : IPR026390

Name  NAD dependent epimerase/dehydratase, LLPSF_EDH_00030 family Short Name  EDH_00030
Type  Family Description  This entry is characterised by inclusion of its members within a cassette of seven distinctive enzymes. These include four genes homologous to the elements of the neuraminic (sialic) acid biosynthesis cluster (NeuABCD), an aminotransferase and a nucleotidyltransferase in addition to the epimerase/dehydratase. Together it is very likely that these enzymes direct the biosynthesis of a nine-carbon sugar analogue to CMP-neuraminic acid. These seven genes form the core of the cassette, although they are often accompanied by additional genes that may further modify the product sugar. Although this cassette is widely distributed in bacteria, the family nomenclature arises from the instance in Leptospira interrogans serovar Lai, str. 56601, where it appears as the 30th gene in the 91-gene lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis cluster.

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Id Name Short Name Type
IPR005888 dTDP-glucose 4,6-dehydratase dTDP_Gluc_deHydtase Family

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To cite PlanMine, please refer to the following publication:

Rozanski, A., Moon, H., Brandl, H., Martín-Durán, J. M., Grohme, M., Hüttner, K., Bartscherer, K., Henry, I., & Rink, J. C.
PlanMine 3.0—improvements to a mineable resource of flatworm biology and biodiversity
Nucleic Acids Research, gky1070. doi:10.1093/nar/gky1070 (2018)