Summary: Phosphoglucose isomerase
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Glucose-6-phosphate isomerase Edit Wikipedia article
|PDB structures||RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum|
|Gene Ontology||AmiGO / EGO|
|Bacterial phospho-glucose isomerase C-terminal region|
crystal structure of phosphoglucose/phosphomannose isomerase from pyrobaculum aerophilum in complex with fructose 6-phosphate
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|Symbols||; AMF; GNPI; NLK; PGI; PHI; SA-36; SA36|
|RNA expression pattern|
Glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (alternatively known as phosphoglucose isomerase or phosphohexose isomerase) is an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of glucose-6-phosphate into fructose 6-phosphate in the second step of glycolysis.
PGI monomers are made of two domains, one made of two separate segments called the large domain and the other made of the segment in between called the small domain. The two domains are each αβα sandwiches, with the small domain containing a five-strand β-sheet surrounded by α-helices while the large domain has a six-stranded β-sheet. The large domain and the C-terminal of each monomer also contain "arm-like" protrusions.
Functional PGI is a dimer composed of two identical monomers. The two monomers interact notably through the two protrusions in a hugging embrace. The active site of each monomer is formed by a cleft between the two domains and the dimer interface.
The mechanism that PGI uses to interconvert glucose 6-phosphate and fructose 6-phosphate consists of three major steps: opening the glucose ring, isomerizing glucose into fructose through an enediol intermediate, and closing the fructose ring.
Glucose 6 phosphate binds to PGI as a hemiacetal ring. The ring is opened in a "push-pull" mechanism by His388, which protonates the C5 oxygen, and Lys518, which deprotonates the C1 hydroxyl group. This creates an open chain aldose. Then, the substrated is rotated about the C3-C4 bond to position it for isomerization. At this point, Glu357 deprotonates C2 to create a cis-enediolate intermediate stabilized by Arg272. To complete the isomerization, Glu357 donates its proton to C1, the C2 hydroxyl group loses its proton and the open-chain ketose, Fructose 6-phosphate is formed. Finally, the ring is closed by rotating the substrate about the C3-C4 bond again and deptrotonating the C5 hydroxyl with Lys518 to cause to the opposite of the ring opening mechanism used to start the reaction.
This gene belongs to the GPI family whose members encode multifunctional phosphoglucose isomerase proteins involved in energy pathways. The protein encoded by this gene is a dimeric enzyme that catalyzes the reversible isomerization of glucose-6-phosphate and fructose-6-phosphate.
The protein has different functions inside and outside the cell. In the cytoplasm, the protein is involved in glycolysis and gluconeogenesis, while outside the cell it functions as a neurotrophic factor for spinal and sensory neurons. The same protein is also secreted by cancer cells, where it is called autocrine motility factor and stimulates metastasis. Defects in this gene are the cause of nonspherocytic and a severe enzyme deficiency can be associated with hydrops fetalis, immediate neonatal death and neurological impairment.
|α-D-Glucose 6-phosphate||Phosphoglucose isomerase||β-D-Fructose 6-phosphate|
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- The interactive pathway map can be edited at WikiPathways: "GlycolysisGluconeogenesis_WP534".
Isomerization of glucose
Though originally treated as separate proteins, cloning technology demonstrated that PGI is almost identical to the protein neuroleukin. Neuroleukin is a neurotrophic factor for spinal and sensory neurons. It is found in large amounts in muscle, brain, heart, and kidneys.
Tumor Cell Autocrine Motility Factor
Cloning experiments also revealed that PGI is identical to the protein known as autocrine motility factor. Autocrine motility factor produced and secreted by cancer cells and stimulates cell growth and motility as a growth factor. Autocrine motility factor is thought to play a key role in cancer metastasis.
Prokaryotic bifunctional glucose-6-phosphate isomerase
In some archaea and bacteria glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (PGI) activity occurs via a bifunctional enzyme that also exhibits phosphomannose isomerase (PMI) activity. Though not closely related to eukaryotic PGIs, the bifunctional enzyme is similar enough that the sequence includes the cluster of threonines and serines that forms the sugar phosphate-binding site in conventional PGI. The enzyme is thought to use the same catalytic mechanisms for both glucose ring-opening and isomerisation for the interconversion of glucose 6-phosphate to fructose 6-phosphate.
Several cases of glucose phosphate isomerase deficiency have recently been identified.
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Phosphoglucose isomerase catalyses the interconversion of glucose-6-phosphate and fructose-6-phosphate.
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Phosphoglucose isomerase (EC) (PGI) [PUBMED:6115414, PUBMED:1593646] is a dimeric enzyme that catalyses the reversible isomerization of glucose-6-phosphate and fructose-6-phosphate. PGI is involved in different pathways: in most higher organisms it is involved in glycolysis; in mammals it is involved in gluconeogenesis; in plants in carbohydrate biosynthesis; in some bacteria it provides a gateway for fructose into the Entner-Doudouroff pathway. The multifunctional protein, PGI, is also known as neuroleukin (a neurotrophic factor that mediates the differentiation of neurons), autocrine motility factor (a tumour-secreted cytokine that regulates cell motility), differentiation and maturation mediator and myofibril-bound serine proteinase inhibitor, and has different roles inside and outside the cell. In the cytoplasm, it catalyses the second step in glycolysis, while outside the cell it serves as a nerve growth factor and cytokine [PUBMED:10653639].
PGI from Bacillus stearothermophilus has an open twisted alpha/beta structural motif consisting of two globular domains and two protruding parts. It has been suggested that the top part of the large domain together with one of the protruding loops might participate in inducing the neurotrophic activity [PUBMED:10318897]. The structure of rabbit muscle phosphoglucose isomerase complexed with various inhibitors shows that the enzyme is a dimer with two alpha/beta-sandwich domains in each subunit. The location of the bound D-gluconate 6-phosphate inhibitor leads to the identification of residues involved in substrate specificity. In addition, the positions of amino acid residues that are substituted in the genetic disease nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia suggest how these substitutions can result in altered catalysis or protein stability [PUBMED:10653639, PUBMED:10770936].
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|Molecular function||glucose-6-phosphate isomerase activity (GO:0004347)|
|Biological process||gluconeogenesis (GO:0006094)|
|glycolytic process (GO:0006096)|
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