acetyl-CoA pathway

acetyl-CoA pathway

[a¦sed·əl ‚kō¦ā ′path‚wā]
(cell biology)
A pathway of autotrophic carbon dioxide fixation.
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At the present time five different autotrophic pathways have been described (Thauer, 2007; Nakagawa and Takai, 2008) and we chose these for comparison, all having been well established for carbon assimilation: (i) the reductive pentose phosphate pathway (Calvin and Bassham, 1962), (ii) the reductive tricarboxylic acid (rTCA) cycle (Buchanan and Arnon, 1990), (iii) the reductive acetyl-CoA pathway (Ljungdahl, 1986), and (iv) the 3-hydroxypropianate cycle (Ishii et al.
The reductive acetyl-CoA pathway is characterized by the presence of the key enzyme complex acetyl CoA synthetase, which also catalyzes the oxidation of CO to [CO.
In addition, there is the reductive acetyl-CoA pathway (Fig.