Cysteine synthesis from O-phosphoserine

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R-MTU-936654
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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In stress situations, Mycobacteria express enzymes for a second pathway that enables cysteine synthesis from serine pathway products, here from phosphoserine. The details of the sulfur donor are not established (Agren et al, 2008).

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
18799456 Cysteine synthase (CysM) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an O-phosphoserine sulfhydrylase: evidence for an alternative cysteine biosynthesis pathway in mycobacteria

Agren, D, Schnell, R, Oehlmann, W, Singh, M, Schneider, G

J Biol Chem 2008
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