diaminopimelate

diaminopimelate

[dī¦am·ə‚nō′pim·ə‚lāt]
(biochemistry)
C7H14O4N2 A compound that serves as a component of cell wall mucopeptide in some bacteria and as a source of lysine in all bacteria. Abbreviated DAP.
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The following were chosen from the small chromosome: dtdS, the encoding threonine dehydrogenase; lysA, the encoding diaminopimelate decarboxylase; pntA, the encoding transhydrogenase alpha sub-unit; pyrC, the encoding dihydroorotase; and tnaA, the encoding tryptophanase.
du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, DE) has patented an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a plant enzyme that catalyze steps in the biosynthesis of lysine, threonine, methionine, cysteine and isoleucine from aspartate, the enzyme a member selected from the group consisting of: dihydrodipicolinate reductase, diaminopimelate epimerase, threonine synthase, threonine deaminase and S-adenosylmethionine synthetase.
1986) reported that neither N-hydroxy nor N-amino diaminopimelates inhibited lysine decarboxylase from B.