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SMPDB ID Pathway Chemical Compounds Proteins


Pw002105 View Pathway

Xylose Degradation I

Escherichia coli
D-xylose, which can serve as a total source of carbon and energy for Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655, enters the cell either through a low-affinity, proton-motive force-driven or a high-affinity, ATP-driven (ABC) transport system, so it is not phosphorylated during entry. Once inside the cell, an isomerase converts it to D-xylulose and subsequently a kinase converts it to D-xylulose 5-phosphate, an intermediate of the pentose phosphate pathway. Hence it flows through the pathways of central metabolism to satisfy the cell's need for precursor metabolites, reducing power, and metabolic energy. (EcoCyc)


Pw000723 View Pathway
drug action

Zalcitabine Action Pathway

Homo sapiens
Zalcitabine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) with activity against Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1). Within cells, zalcitabine is converted to its active metabolite, dideoxycytidine 5'-triphosphate (ddCTP), by the sequential action of cellular enzymes. ddCTP interferes with viral RNA-directed DNA polymerase (reverse transcriptase) by competing for utilization of the natural substrate deoxycytidine 5'-triphosphate (dCTP), as well as incorpating into viral DNA.


Pw012895 View Pathway

Zeaxanthin Biosynthesis

Arabidopsis thaliana
Zeaxanthin biosynthesis is a pathway that occurs in the chloroplast by which lycopene becomes zeaxanthin, one of the most common carotenoid alcohols found in nature (Wikipedia). The first two reactions are catalyzed by lycopene beta cyclase which uses NAD(P)H as a cofactor to convert lycopene into gamma-carotene and gamma-carotene into beta-carotene. The last two reactions are catalyzed by beta-carotene 3-hydroxylase which uses ferredoxin and Fe2+ as cofactors to convert beta-carotene into beta-cryptoxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin into zeaxanthin.


Pw000195 View Pathway

Zellweger Syndrome

Homo sapiens
Zellweger syndrome (Cerebrohepatorenal syndrome; Cerebro-hepato-renal syndrome) phenotype is caused by mutations in any of several different genes involved in peroxisome biogenesis, Peroxins (PEX proteins, peroxisomal transport proteins) proteins 1,2,3,5,6,12,14, and 26. Peroxin proteins serve several functions including the recognition of cytoplasmic proteins that contain peroxisomal targeting signals (PTS) that tag them for transport by peroxismnal proteins to the peroxisome. Zellweger syndrome is characterized by accumulation of cholesterol in plasma, tissues and cerebrospinal fluid, decreased chenodeoxycholic acid and increased concentration of bile alcohols and their glyconjugates. Increased concentrations of cholestanol and apolipoprotein B are also observed in spinal fluid. Symptoms include dementia, psychiatric disturbances, pyramidal and/or cerebellar signs, and seizures.


Pw000724 View Pathway
drug action

Zidovudine Action Pathway

Homo sapiens
Zidovudine, a structural analog of thymidine, is a prodrug that must be phosphorylated to its active 5′-triphosphate metabolite, zidovudine triphosphate (ZDV-TP). It inhibits the activity of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) via DNA chain termination after incorporation of the nucleotide analogue. It competes with the natural substrate dGTP and incorporates itself into viral DNA.


Pw000270 View Pathway
drug action

Zoledronate Action Pathway

Homo sapiens
The action of zoledronate on bone tissue is based partly on its affinity for hydroxyapatite, which is part of the mineral matrix of bone. Zoledronate also targets farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) synthase. Nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates such as zoledronate appear to act as analogues of isoprenoid diphosphate lipids, thereby inhibiting FPP synthase, an enzyme in the mevalonate pathway. Inhibition of this enzyme in osteoclasts prevents the biosynthesis of isoprenoid lipids (FPP and GGPP) that are essential for the post-translational farnesylation and geranylgeranylation of small GTPase signalling proteins. This activity inhibits osteoclast activity and reduces bone resorption and turnover. In postmenopausal women, it reduces the elevated rate of bone turnover, leading to, on average, a net gain in bone mass.
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