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hcaC  -  feruloyl-CoA synthase

Acinetobacter sp. ADP1

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Disease relevance of hcaC

  • As described in this paper, Acinetobacter cells with a knockout of the next enzyme in the pathway, hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA hydratase/lyase (HcaA), are extremely sensitive to the presence of the three natural hydroxycinnamate substrates; Escherichia coli cells carrying a subclone with the hcaC gene are hydroxycinnamate sensitive as well [1].
  • In this investigation, DNA from pobS to an XbaI site 5.3 kb beyond hcaC was captured in the plasmid pZR8200 by a strategy that involved in vivo integration of a cloning vector near the hca region of the chromosome. pZR8200 enabled Escherichia coli to convert p-coumarate to protocatechuate in vivo [2].

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Associations of hcaC with chemical compounds

  • The newly identified mutation was shown to be a deletion in a gene designated hcaC and encoding a ligase required for conversion of commonly occurring hydroxycinnamates (caffeate, ferulate, coumarate, and 3,4-dihydroxyphenylpropionate) to thioesters [3].


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