O-Acetylserine


O-Acetylserine
O-Acetylserine
Identifiers
CAS number 66638-22-0
PubChem 189
ChemSpider 184 YesY
DrugBank DB01837
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Properties
Molecular formula C5H9NO3
Molar mass 131.13 g mol−1
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

O-Acetylserine is the α-amino acid with the chemical formula HO2CCH(NH2)CH2OC(O)CH3. It is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of the common amino acid cysteine in bacteria and plants. O-Acetylserine is biosynthesized by acetylation of the serine by the enzyme serine transacetylase. The enzyme O-acetylserine (thiol)-lyase, using sulfide sources, converts this ester into cysteine, releaseing acetate:[1]

HO2CCH(NH2)CH2OH → HO2CCH(NH2)CH2OC(O)CH3
HO2CCH(NH2)CH2OC(O)CH3 → HO2CCH(NH2)CH2SH

References

  1. ^ Hell, R. 1997. "Molecular physiology of plant sulfur metabolism" Planta 202:138-148. PubMed

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