IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 4-hydroxybenzoate adenylyltransferase FadD22

Reaction: ATP + 4-hydroxybenzoate + holo-[4-hydroxyphenylalkanoate synthase] = AMP + diphosphate + 4-hydroxybenzoyl-[4-hydroxyphenylalkanoate synthase] (overall reaction)
(1a) ATP + 4-hydroxybenzoate = 4-hydroxybenzoyl-adenylate + diphosphate
(1b) 4-hydroxybenzoyl-adenylate + holo-[4-hydroxyphenylalkanoate synthase] = AMP + 4-hydroxybenzoyl-[4-hydroxyphenylalkanoate synthase]

Other name(s): fadD22 (gene name); 4-hydroxybenzoate adenylase

Systematic name: 4-hydroxybenzoate:holo-[4-hydroxyphenylalkanoate synthase] ligase (AMP-forming)

Comments: This mycobacterial enzyme participates in the biosynthesis of phenolphthiocerols. Following the substrate‘s activation by adenylation, it is transferred to an acyl-carrier protein domain within the enzyme, from which it is transferred to EC, 4-hydroxyphenylalkanoate synthase.

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1. Simeone, R., Leger, M., Constant, P., Malaga, W., Marrakchi, H., Daffe, M., Guilhot, C. and Chalut, C. Delineation of the roles of FadD22, FadD26 and FadD29 in the biosynthesis of phthiocerol dimycocerosates and related compounds in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. FEBS J. 277 (2010) 2715-2725. [PMID: 20553505]

2. Vergnolle, O., Chavadi, S.S., Edupuganti, U.R., Mohandas, P., Chan, C., Zeng, J., Kopylov, M., Angelo, N.G., Warren, J.D., Soll, C.E. and Quadri, L.E. Biosynthesis of cell envelope-associated phenolic glycolipids in Mycobacterium marinum. J. Bacteriol. 197 (2015) 1040-1050. [PMID: 25561717]

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