Aminosugars metabolism

The metabolic pathway of aminosugars metabolism in Piroplasma species is same as the pathway in Toxoplasma gondii. Babesia bovis possesses gene orthologs for all the enzymes present in T. gondii. The enzyme missing in Plasmodium falciparum and T. gondii is also missing in B. bovis. This pathway is important for the post-translational modification, N-linked glycosylation of proteins. N-linked glycosylation is the attachment of oligosaccharide chains to Asn in the tripeptide sequence Asn-X-Ser/Thr (X - any amino acid except Pro) of proteins and this facilitates the correct folding of some proteins.


Enzyme EC Number Gene id
Glucosamine-phosphate N-acetyltransferase Missing in annotation
Dolichyl-diphosphooligosaccharide -protein glycotransferase BBOV_II000220
UDP-GlcNAc:dolichyl-pyrophosphoryl-GlcNAc GlcNAc transferase BBOV_II005640
Glutamine-fructose-6-phosphate transaminase BBOV_IV000250
UDP-N-acetylglucosamine diphosphorylase BBOV_I003580
UDP-N-acetylglucosamine diphosphorylase BBOV_IV004090
UDP-N-acetylglucosamine-dolichyl-phosphate N-acetylglucosaminephospho transferase BBOV_IV000950
Phosphoacetylglucosamine mutase BBOV_III000660


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Sources and fates of metabolites


Substrate Source pathways Product Fate pathways
D-Fructose-6P Glycolysis    
L-glutamine Host L-glutamate Glutamate metabolism
UTP Pyrimidine metabolism    
Dolichyl phosphate Dolichol metabolism Dolichyl pyrophosphate ?