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EC 2.3.3.5     
Accepted name: 2-methylcitrate synthase
Reaction: propanoyl-CoA + H2O + oxaloacetate = (2S,3S)-2-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate + CoA
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Glossary: 2-methylcitrate = (2S,3S)-2-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
Other name(s): 2-methylcitrate oxaloacetate-lyase; MCS; methylcitrate synthase; methylcitrate synthetase
Systematic name: propanoyl-CoA:oxaloacetate C-propanoyltransferase (thioester-hydrolysing, 1-carboxyethyl-forming)
Comments: The enzyme acts on acetyl-CoA, propanoyl-CoA, butanoyl-CoA and pentanoyl-CoA. The relative rate of condensation of acetyl-CoA and oxaloacetate is 140% of that of propanoyl-CoA and oxaloacetate, but the enzyme is distinct from EC 2.3.3.1, citrate (Si)-synthase. Oxaloacetate cannot be replaced by glyoxylate, pyruvate or 2-oxoglutarate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 57827-78-8
References:
1.  Uchiyama, H. and Tabuchi, T. Properties of methylcitrate synthase from Candida lipolytica. Agric. Biol. Chem. 40 (1976) 1411–1418.
2.  Textor, S., Wendisch, V.F., De Graaf, A.A., Muller, U., Linder, M.I., Linder, D. and Buckel, W. Propionate oxidation in Escherichia coli: evidence for operation of a methylcitrate cycle in bacteria. Arch. Microbiol. 168 (1997) 428–436. [PMID: 9325432]
3.  Horswill, A.R. and Escalante-Semerena, J.C. Salmonella typhimurium LT2 catabolizes propionate via the 2-methylcitric acid cycle. J. Bacteriol. 181 (1999) 5615–5623. [PMID: 10482501]
4.  Brock, M., Maerker, C., Schütz, A., Völker, U. and Buckel, W. Oxidation of propionate to pyruvate in Escherichia coli. Involvement of methylcitrate dehydratase and aconitase. Eur. J. Biochem. 269 (2002) 6184–6194. [DOI] [PMID: 12473114]
5.  Domin, N., Wilson, D. and Brock, M. Methylcitrate cycle activation during adaptation of Fusarium solani and Fusarium verticillioides to propionyl-CoA-generating carbon sources. Microbiology 155 (2009) 3903–3912. [DOI] [PMID: 19661181]
[EC 2.3.3.5 created 1978 as EC 4.1.3.31, transferred 2002 to EC 2.3.3.5, modified 2015]
 
 
EC 4.1.3.31      
Transferred entry: 2-methylcitrate synthase. Now EC 2.3.3.5, 2-methylcitrate synthase
[EC 4.1.3.31 created 1978, deleted 2002]
 
 
EC 4.2.1.79     
Accepted name: 2-methylcitrate dehydratase
Reaction: (2S,3S)-2-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate = (Z)-but-2-ene-1,2,3-tricarboxylate + H2O
Glossary: (2S,3S)-2-methylcitrate = (2S,3S)-2-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
cis-2-methylaconitate = (Z)-but-2-ene-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
Other name(s): 2-methylcitrate hydro-lyase; PrpD; 2-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate hydro-lyase
Systematic name: (2S,3S)-2-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate hydro-lyase [(Z)-but-2-ene-1,2,3-tricarboxylate-forming]
Comments: The enzyme is specific for (2S,3S)-methylcitrate, showing no activity with (2R,3S)-methylcitrate [2]. The enzyme can also use cis-aconitate as a substrate but more slowly [2]. Both this enzyme and EC 4.2.1.3, aconitate hydratase, are required to complete the isomerization of (2S,3S)-methylcitrate to (2R,3S)-2-methylisocitrate [2].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 80891-26-5
References:
1.  Aoki, H. and Tabuchi, T. Purification and properties of 2-methylcitrate dehydratase from Yarrowia lipolytica. Agric. Biol. Chem. 45 (1981) 2831–2837.
2.  Brock, M., Maerker, C., Schütz, A., Völker, U. and Buckel, W. Oxidation of propionate to pyruvate in Escherichia coli. Involvement of methylcitrate dehydratase and aconitase. Eur. J. Biochem. 269 (2002) 6184–6194. [DOI] [PMID: 12473114]
[EC 4.2.1.79 created 1984]
 
 
EC 4.2.1.117     
Accepted name: 2-methylcitrate dehydratase (2-methyl-trans-aconitate forming)
Reaction: (2S,3S)-2-methylcitrate = 2-methyl-trans-aconitate + H2O
Glossary: (2S,3S)-2-methylcitrate = (2S,3S)-2-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
2-methyl-trans-aconitate = (2E)-but-2-ene-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
Systematic name: (2S,3S)-2-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate hydro-lyase (2-methyl-trans-aconitate forming)
Comments: Catalyses the dehydration of (2S,3S)-2-methylcitrate, forming the trans isomer of 2-methyl-aconitate (unlike EC 4.2.1.79, which forms only the cis isomer). Part of a propionate degradation pathway. The enzyme from Shewanella oneidensis can also accept citrate and cis-aconitate, but activity with (2S,3S)-2-methylcitrate was approximately 2.5-fold higher. 2-methylisocitrate and isocitrate were not substrates [1]. An iron-sulfur protein.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
References:
1.  Grimek, T.L. and Escalante-Semerena, J.C. The acnD genes of Shewenella oneidensis and Vibrio cholerae encode a new Fe/S-dependent 2-methylcitrate dehydratase enzyme that requires prpF function in vivo. J. Bacteriol. 186 (2004) 454–462. [DOI] [PMID: 14702315]
[EC 4.2.1.117 created 2009]
 
 


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