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Sequence version 1 (01 Jun 2001)
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4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate aldolase/4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate aldolase



Pseudomonas straminea
Reviewed-Annotation score:

Annotation score:5 out of 5

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<p>This section provides any useful information about the protein, mostly biological knowledge.<p><a href='/help/function_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Functioni

Catalyzes the last step of the bacterial protocatechuate 4,5-cleavage pathway. Has a broad substrate specificity and catalyzes the aldol cleavage of 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate, 4-hydroxy-2-oxoglutarate and 4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate, and the decarboxylation of oxaloacetate. Preferentially cleaves the L-isomer of 4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate, and has lower activity towards 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate and 4-Hydroxy-2-oxoglutarate. Does not cleave 4-hydroxy-2-oxovalerate, citrate, 4-hydroxy-2-oxobutyrate, 2-oxoglutarate or fructose-1,6-bisphosphate.2 Publications

<p>This subsection of the <a href="">Function</a> section describes the catalytic activity of an enzyme, i.e. a chemical reaction that the enzyme catalyzes.<p><a href='/help/catalytic_activity' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Catalytic activityi

<p>This subsection of the 'Function' section provides information relevant to cofactors. A cofactor is any non-protein substance required for a protein to be catalytically active. Some cofactors are inorganic, such as the metal atoms zinc, iron, and copper in various oxidation states. Others, such as most vitamins, are organic.<p><a href='/help/cofactor' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Cofactori

Mg2+2 PublicationsNote: Divalent metal cations. Probably Mg2+.2 Publications

<p>This subsection of the <a href="">Function</a> section describes regulatory mechanisms for enzymes, transporters or microbial transcription factors, and reports the components which regulate (by activation or inhibition) the reaction.<p><a href='/help/activity_regulation' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Activity regulationi

Cleavage of 4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate, and to a lesser extent 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate, is inhibited by lysine modification caused by diethyl pyrocarbonate. Decarboxylation of oxaloacetate is unaffected by diethyl pyrocarbonate. Inhibited by BeCl2, CaCl2, NiCl2, BaCl2, HgCl2, SrSO4, CrCl3 and FeCl3. Partially inhibited by p-chloromercuribenzoate and N-ethylmaleimide. Activated by inorganic phosphate, arsenate, phosphorous acid, acetyl phosphate, thiamine diphosphate, ADP, ATP and diphosphate.3 Publications

<p>This subsection of the 'Function' section describes biophysical and chemical properties, such as maximal absorption, kinetic parameters, pH dependence, redox potentials and temperature dependence.<p><a href='/help/biophysicochemical_properties' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Kineticsi

  1. KM=0.044 mM for DL-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate3 Publications
  2. KM=0.019 mM for L-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate3 Publications
  3. KM=0.15 mM for D-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate3 Publications
  4. KM=1.25 mM for DL-4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate3 Publications
  5. KM=0.24 mM for DL-4-hydroxy-2-oxoglutarate3 Publications
  6. KM=0.50 mM for oxaloacetate3 Publications
  1. Vmax=1250 µmol/min/mg enzyme with DL-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate as substrate3 Publications
  2. Vmax=1220 µmol/min/mg enzyme with L-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate as substrate3 Publications
  3. Vmax=67.6 µmol/min/mg enzyme with D-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate as substrate3 Publications
  4. Vmax=213 µmol/min/mg enzyme with DL-4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate as substrate3 Publications
  5. Vmax=1.3 µmol/min/mg enzyme with DL-4-hydroxy-2-oxoglutarate as substrate3 Publications
  6. Vmax=20.8 µmol/min/mg enzyme with oxaloacetate as substrate3 Publications

pH dependencei

Optimum pH varies depending on the substrate used and phosphate concentration. In the absence of inorganic phosphate pH optima are 6.6 for L-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate, 8.0 for D-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate, 6.7 and 8.0 for DL-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate, 8.3 for DL-4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate, 9.3 for DL-4-hydroxy-2-oxoglutarate and 8.8 for oxaloacetate. In the presence of 3 mM inorganic phosphate pH optima are more alkaline: 8.2 for L-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate, 8.6 for D-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate, 8.2 for DL-4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate, 8.9 for DL-4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate, 9.4 for DL-4-hydroxy-2-oxoglutarate and 8.9 for oxaloacetate. Stable at pH 6.0 to pH 9.5.3 Publications

Temperature dependencei

Retains 50% of maximum activity after incubation at 54 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.3 Publications


Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the <a href="">Function</a> section describes the interaction between a single amino acid and another chemical entity. Priority is given to the annotation of physiological ligands.<p><a href='/help/binding' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Binding sitei119SubstrateBy similarity1
<p>This subsection of the <a href="">Function</a> section indicates at which position the protein binds a given metal ion. The nature of the metal is indicated in the 'Description' field.<p><a href='/help/metal' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Metal bindingi120MagnesiumBy similarity1

<p>The <a href="">Gene Ontology (GO)</a> project provides a set of hierarchical controlled vocabulary split into 3 categories:<p><a href='/help/gene_ontology' target='_top'>More...</a></p>GO - Molecular functioni

GO - Biological processi

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Molecular functionLyase
LigandMagnesium, Metal-binding

Enzyme and pathway databases

BioCyc Collection of Pathway/Genome Databases


<p>This section provides information about the protein and gene name(s) and synonym(s) and about the organism that is the source of the protein sequence.<p><a href='/help/names_and_taxonomy_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Names & Taxonomyi

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Recommended name:
4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate aldolase/4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate aldolase (EC: Publications, EC: Publications)
Short name:
HMG/CHA aldolase
Alternative name(s):
4-hydroxy-2-oxoglutarate aldolase
Oxaloacetate decarboxylase (EC: Publication)
Short name:
OAA decarboxylase
<p>This subsection of the <a href="">Names and taxonomy</a> section indicates the name(s) of the gene(s) that code for the protein sequence(s) described in the entry. Four distinct tokens exist: 'Name', 'Synonyms', 'Ordered locus names' and 'ORF names'.<p><a href='/help/gene_name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Gene namesi
<p>This subsection of the <a href="">Names and taxonomy</a> section provides information on the name(s) of the organism that is the source of the protein sequence.<p><a href='/help/organism-name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>OrganismiPseudomonas straminea
<p>This subsection of the <a href="">Names and taxonomy</a> section shows the unique identifier assigned by the NCBI to the source organism of the protein. This is known as the 'taxonomic identifier' or 'taxid'.<p><a href='/help/taxonomic_identifier' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Taxonomic identifieri47882 [NCBI]
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Molecule processing

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the 'PTM / Processing' section describes the extent of a polypeptide chain in the mature protein following processing or proteolytic cleavage.<p><a href='/help/chain' target='_top'>More...</a></p>ChainiPRO_00004039731 – 2274-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxoglutarate aldolase/4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate aldolaseAdd BLAST227

<p>This section provides information on the expression of a gene at the mRNA or protein level in cells or in tissues of multicellular organisms.<p><a href='/help/expression_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Expressioni

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By growth on aromatic carboxylates such as phthalate, terephthalate, m-hydroxybenzoate and p-hydroxybenzoate.1 Publication

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<p>This subsection of the <a href="">'Interaction'</a> section provides information about the protein quaternary structure and interaction(s) with other proteins or protein complexes (with the exception of physiological receptor-ligand interactions which are annotated in the <a href="">'Function'</a> section).<p><a href='/help/subunit_structure' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Subunit structurei


1 Publication

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3D structure databases

SWISS-MODEL Repository - a database of annotated 3D protein structure models


Database of comparative protein structure models


<p>This section provides information on sequence similarities with other proteins and the domain(s) present in a protein.<p><a href='/help/family_and_domains_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Family & Domainsi


Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the 'Family and Domains' section describes a region of interest that cannot be described in other subsections.<p><a href='/help/region' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Regioni97 – 100Substrate bindingBy similarity4

<p>This subsection of the 'Family and domains' section provides information about the sequence similarity with other proteins.<p><a href='/help/sequence_similarities' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequence similaritiesi

Belongs to the LigK/PcmE family.Curated

Family and domain databases

Conserved Domains Database

cd16841, RraA_family, 1 hit

Integrated resource of protein families, domains and functional sites

View protein in InterPro
IPR014165, LigK_PcmE
IPR005493, RraA/RraA-like
IPR036704, RraA/RraA-like_sf

Pfam protein domain database

View protein in Pfam
PF03737, RraA-like, 1 hit

Superfamily database of structural and functional annotation

SSF89562, SSF89562, 1 hit

TIGRFAMs; a protein family database

TIGR02798, ligK_PcmE, 1 hit

<p>This section displays by default the canonical protein sequence and upon request all isoforms described in the entry. It also includes information pertinent to the sequence(s), including <a href="">length</a> and <a href="">molecular weight</a>. The information is filed in different subsections. The current subsections and their content are listed below:<p><a href='/help/sequences_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequencei

<p>This subsection of the <a href="">Sequence</a> section indicates if the <a href="">canonical sequence</a> displayed by default in the entry is complete or not.<p><a href='/help/sequence_status' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequence statusi: Complete.

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Mass (Da):24,068
Last modified:June 1, 2001 - v1
<p>The checksum is a form of redundancy check that is calculated from the sequence. It is useful for tracking sequence updates.</p> <p>It should be noted that while, in theory, two different sequences could have the same checksum value, the likelihood that this would happen is extremely low.</p> <p>However UniProtKB may contain entries with identical sequences in case of multiple genes (paralogs).</p> <p>The checksum is computed as the sequence 64-bit Cyclic Redundancy Check value (CRC64) using the generator polynomial: x<sup>64</sup> + x<sup>4</sup> + x<sup>3</sup> + x + 1. The algorithm is described in the ISO 3309 standard. </p> <p class="publication">Press W.H., Flannery B.P., Teukolsky S.A. and Vetterling W.T.<br /> <strong>Cyclic redundancy and other checksums</strong><br /> <a href="">Numerical recipes in C 2nd ed., pp896-902, Cambridge University Press (1993)</a>)</p> Checksum:iF56501D5BDD0262F

Sequence databases

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EMBL nucleotide sequence database


GenBank nucleotide sequence database


DNA Data Bank of Japan; a nucleotide sequence database

Links Updated
AB050935 Genomic DNA Translation: BAB21456.3

<p>This section provides links to proteins that are similar to the protein sequence(s) described in this entry at different levels of sequence identity thresholds (100%, 90% and 50%) based on their membership in UniProt Reference Clusters (<a href="">UniRef</a>).<p><a href='/help/similar_proteins_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Similar proteinsi

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Sequence databases

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Links Updated
AB050935 Genomic DNA Translation: BAB21456.3

3D structure databases


Enzyme and pathway databases


Family and domain databases

CDDicd16841, RraA_family, 1 hit
InterProiView protein in InterPro
IPR014165, LigK_PcmE
IPR005493, RraA/RraA-like
IPR036704, RraA/RraA-like_sf
PfamiView protein in Pfam
PF03737, RraA-like, 1 hit
SUPFAMiSSF89562, SSF89562, 1 hit
TIGRFAMsiTIGR02798, ligK_PcmE, 1 hit

ProtoNet; Automatic hierarchical classification of proteins


MobiDB: a database of protein disorder and mobility annotations


<p>This section provides general information on the entry.<p><a href='/help/entry_information_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry informationi

<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section provides a mnemonic identifier for a UniProtKB entry, but it is not a stable identifier. Each reviewed entry is assigned a unique entry name upon integration into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot.<p><a href='/help/entry_name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry nameiHMGA_PSEOC
<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section provides one or more accession number(s). These are stable identifiers and should be used to cite UniProtKB entries. Upon integration into UniProtKB, each entry is assigned a unique accession number, which is called 'Primary (citable) accession number'.<p><a href='/help/accession_numbers' target='_top'>More...</a></p>AccessioniPrimary (citable) accession number: Q9AQI0
<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section shows the date of integration of the entry into UniProtKB, the date of the last sequence update and the date of the last annotation modification ('Last modified'). The version number for both the entry and the <a href="">canonical sequence</a> are also displayed.<p><a href='/help/entry_history' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry historyiIntegrated into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: February 8, 2011
Last sequence update: June 1, 2001
Last modified: December 11, 2019
This is version 57 of the entry and version 1 of the sequence. See complete history.
<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section indicates whether the entry has been manually annotated and reviewed by UniProtKB curators or not, in other words, if the entry belongs to the Swiss-Prot section of UniProtKB (<strong>reviewed</strong>) or to the computer-annotated TrEMBL section (<strong>unreviewed</strong>).<p><a href='/help/entry_status' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry statusiReviewed (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)
Annotation programProkaryotic Protein Annotation Program

<p>This section contains any relevant information that doesn't fit in any other defined sections<p><a href='/help/miscellaneous_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Miscellaneousi

Keywords - Technical termi

Direct protein sequencing


  1. SIMILARITY comments
    Index of protein domains and families
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