β-Alanine Biosynthesis in Methanocaldococcus jannaschii

@article{Wang2014AlanineBI,
  title={$\beta$-Alanine Biosynthesis in Methanocaldococcus jannaschii},
  author={Yu Kuo Wang and Huimin Xu and Robert H. White},
  journal={Journal of Bacteriology},
  year={2014},
  volume={196},
  pages={2869 - 2875}
}
ABSTRACT One efficient approach to assigning function to unannotated genes is to establish the enzymes that are missing in known biosynthetic pathways. One group of such pathways is those involved in coenzyme biosynthesis. In the case of the methanogenic archaeon Methanocaldococcus jannaschii as well as most methanogens, none of the expected enzymes for the biosynthesis of the β-alanine and pantoic acid moieties required for coenzyme A are annotated. To identify the gene(s) for β-alanine… 
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