desacetylmycothiol is acetylated to mycothiol using acetyl-CoA

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R-MTU-879248
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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The final step to yield mycothiol is an acetylation using acetyl-CoA. Compounds with other acyl groups can be produced spontaneously without the MshD enzyme and can have mycothiol activity. This explains low levels of mycothiol-like activity and traces of formyl- and succinyl-Cys-GlcN-Ins in MshD null mutants (Koledin et al, 2002)

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
12375100 Identification of the mycothiol synthase gene (mshD) encoding the acetyltransferase producing mycothiol in actinomycetes

Koledin, T, Newton, GL, Fahey, RC

Arch Microbiol 2002
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mycothiol synthase activity of MshD [cytosol]
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