Family

Chorismate--pyruvate lyase (IPR007440)

Short name: Chorismate--pyruvate_lyase

Family relationships

None.

Description

Chorismate--pyruvate lyase catalyses the first step in ubiquinone synthesis, the removal of pyruvate from chorismate, to yield 4-hydroxybenzoate in Escherichia coli and other Gram-negative bacteria [PMID: 1644758]. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae can synthesize ubiquinone from either chorismate or tyrosine [PMID: 11583838], however this enzyme is found only in bacteria. Its activity does not require metal cofactors [PMID: 8012607].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006744 ubiquinone biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

GO:0008813 chorismate lyase activity

Cellular Component

GO:0005737 cytoplasm

Contributing signatures

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