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menaquinol-8 biosynthesis

The menaquinone biosynthesis pathway supplies two of the three major quinones in E. coli, demethylmenaquinone (DMK) and menaquinone (MK). The third major quinone, ubiquinone (Q), is synthesized from the same precursor, chorismate, but using a different pathway (see : UBISYN-PWY). All three quinones function as electron carriers within the cytoplasmic membrane, and each is required for respiration using different, although overlapping subsets of final electron acceptors. Menaquinone is also known as vitamin K2, because it is an essential nutrient that can not be synthesized by mammals. Reviews:

from BIOCYC source record: ECO_MENAQUINONESYN-PWY
Type: pathway
Taxonomic scope
:
organism-specific biosystem
Organism
:
Escherichia coli
BSID:
78

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