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The amino acid L-lysine

The α-aminoapidate pathway is a biochemical pathway for the synthesis of the amino acid L-lysine. This pathway is unique to fungi and some bacteria.[1] The precursor compound for L-lysine is α-ketoglutarate; the seven enzymes involved are, sequentially: homocitrate synthase, homoaconitase, homoisocitrate dehydrogenase; α-aminoapidate aminotransferase; α-aminoapidate reductase, saccharopine reductase, and saccharopine dehydrogenase.[2]


  1. ^ Bhattacharjee JK. (1985). "α-Aminoadipate pathway for the biosynthesis of lysine in lower eukaryotes". Critical Reviews in Microbiology. 12 (2): 131–51. PMID 3928261.
  2. ^ Xu H, Andi B, Qian J, West AH, Cook PF (2006). "The α-aminoadipate pathway for lysine biosynthesis in fungi". Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. 46 (1): 43–64. doi:10.1385/CBB:46:1:43. PMID 16943623.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)