Summary: Phosphoribosyl synthetase-associated domain
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|PDB structures||RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum|
|Gene Ontology||AmiGO / EGO|
|phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthetase 1|
|Locus||Chr. X q21-q27|
|phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthetase 2|
|Locus||Chr. X pter-q21|
Ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase (or phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthetase or ribose-phosphate pyrophosphokinase) is an enzyme that converts ribose 5-phosphate into phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate (PRPP). It is classified under EC 188.8.131.52.
The enzyme is involved in the synthesis of nucleotides (purines and pyrimidines), cofactors NAD and NADP, and amino acids histidine and tryptophan, linking these biosynthetic processes to the pentose phosphate pathway, from which the substrate ribose 5-phosphate is derived. Ribose 5-phosphate is produced by the HMP Shunt Pathway from Glucose-6-Phosphate. The product phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate acts as an essential component of the purine salvage pathway and the de novo synthesis of purines. Dysfunction of the enzyme would thereby undermine purine metabolism. Ribose-phosphate pyrophosphokinase exists in bacteria, plants, and animals, and there are three isoforms of human ribose-phosphate pyrophosphokinase. In humans, the genes encoding the enzyme are located on the X chromosome.
Ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase transfers the diphosphoryl group from Mg-ATP (Mg2+ coordinated to ATP) to ribose 5-phosphate. The enzymatic reaction begins with the binding of ribose 5-phosphate, followed by binding of Mg-ATP to the enzyme. In the transition state upon binding of both substrates, the diphosphate is transferred. The enzyme first releases AMP before releasing the product phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate. Experiments using oxygen 18 labelled water demonstrate that the reaction mechanism proceeds with the nucleophilic attack of the anomeric hydroxyl group of ribose 5-phosphate on the beta-phosphorus of ATP in an SN2 reaction.
Crystallization and X-ray diffraction studies elucidated the structure of the enzyme, which was isolated by cloning, protein expression, and purification techniques. One subunit of ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase consists of 318 amino acids; the active enzyme complex consists of three homodimers (or six subunits, a hexamer). The structure of one subunit is a five-stranded parallel beta sheet (the central core) surrounded by four alpha helices at the N-terminal domain and five alpha helices at the C-terminal domain, with two short anti-parallel beta-sheets extending from the core. The catalytic site of the enzyme binds ATP and ribose 5-phosphate. The flexible loop (Phe92–Ser108), pyrophosphate binding loop (Asp171–Gly174), and flag region (Val30–Ile44 from an adjacent subunit) comprise the ATP binding site, located at the interface between two domains of one subunit. The flexible loop is so named because of the its large variability in conformation. The ribose 5-phosphate binding site consists of residues Asp220–Thr228, located in the C-terminal domain of one subunit. The allosteric site, which binds ADP, consists of amino acid residues from three subunits.
The product of this reaction, phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate (PRPP), is used in numerous biosynthesis (de novo and salvage) pathways. PRPP provides the ribose sugar in de novo synthesis of purines and pyrimidines, used in the nucleotide bases that form RNA and DNA. PRPP reacts with orotate to form orotidylate, which can be converted to uridylate (UMP). UMP can then be converted to the nucleotide cytidine triphosphate (CTP). The reaction of PRPP, glutamine, and ammonia forms 5-Phosphoribosyl-1-amine, a precursor to inosinate (IMP), which can ultimately be converted to adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or guanosine triphosphate (GTP). PRPP plays a role in purine salvage pathways by reacting with free purine bases to form adenylate, guanylate, and inosinate. PRPP is also used in the synthesis of NAD: the reaction of PRPP with nicotinic acid yields the intermediate nicotinic acid mononucleotide.
Ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase requires Mg2+ for activity; the enzyme acts only on ATP coordinated with Mg2+. Ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase is regulated by phosphorylation and allostery. It is activated by phosphate and inhibited by ADP; it is suggested that phosphate and ADP compete for the same regulatory site. At normal concentrations, phosphate activates the enzyme by binding to its allosteric regulatory site. However, at high concentrations, phosphate is shown to have an inhibitory effect by competing with the substrate ribose 5-phosphate for binding at the active site. ADP is the key allosteric inhibitor of ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase. It has been shown that at lower concentrations of the substrate ribose 5-phosphate, ADP may inhibit the enzyme competitively. Ribose-phosphate pyrophosphokinase is also inhibited by some of its downstream biosynthetic products.
Role in disease
Because its product is a key compound in many biosynthetic pathways, ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase is involved in some rare disorders and X-linked recessive diseases. Mutations that lead to super-activity (increased enzyme activity or de-regulation of the enzyme) result in purine and uric acid overproduction. Super-activity symptoms include gout, sensorineural hearing loss, weak muscle tone (hypotonia), impaired muscle coordination (ataxia), hereditary peripheral neuropathy, and neurodevelopmental disorder. Mutations that lead to loss-of-function in ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase result in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and ARTS syndrome.
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- GeneReviews/NCBI/NIH/UW entry on DFNX1 Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss and Deafness
- Phosphoribosyl Pyrophosphate Synthetase at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
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This family includes several examples of enzymes from class EC:184.108.40.206, phosphoribosyl-pyrophosphate transferase.
Katashima R, Iwahana H, Fujimura M, Yamaoka T, Ishizuka T, Tatibana M, Itakura M;, Biochim Biophys Acta. 1998;1396:245-250.: Molecular cloning of a human cDNA for the 41-kDa phosphoribosylpyrophosphate synthetase-associated protein. PUBMED:9545573 EPMC:9545573
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|Similarity to PfamA using HHSearch:||Pribosyltran|
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InterPro entry IPR005946
Ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase (RPPK), also known as phosphoribosyldiphosphate synthetase (EC), catalyses the transfer of an intact diphosphate (PP) group from ATP to ribose-5-phosphate (R-5-P), which results in the formation of AMP and 5-phospho-D-ribosyl--1-diphosphate (PRPP).
PRPP is an essential precursor for purine and pyrimidine nucleotides, both in the de novo synthesis and in the salvage pathway, as well as in the synthesis of pyridine nucleotide coenzymes. The activity of PPPK is highly regulated. Besides competitive inhibition at the substrate binding sites, most RPPKs are regulated in an allosteric manner, in which ADP generally acts as the most potent inhibitor. In some systems, close homologues lacking enzymatic activity exist and perform regulatory functions.
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|Molecular function||magnesium ion binding (GO:0000287)|
|ribose phosphate diphosphokinase activity (GO:0004749)|
|Biological process||nucleotide biosynthetic process (GO:0009165)|
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This superfamily of phosphoribosyl-transferases (PRTases) and phosphoribosyl-pyrophosphate synthetase-like protein families is characterised by a core fold of three layers, a/b/a with a mixed beta-sheet of six strands. In one of the families consists of two domains of this fold.
The clan contains the following 6 members:Pribosyl_synth Pribosyltran PRTase_1 PRTase_2 PRTase_3 UPRTase
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|Number in seed:||9|
|Number in full:||22659|
|Average length of the domain:||128.20 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||46 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||39.51 %|
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For those sequences which have a structure in the Protein DataBank, we use the mapping between UniProt, PDB and Pfam coordinate systems from the PDBe group, to allow us to map Pfam domains onto UniProt sequences and three-dimensional protein structures. The table below shows the structures on which the Pribosyl_synth domain has been found. There are 30 instances of this domain found in the PDB. Note that there may be multiple copies of the domain in a single PDB structure, since many structures contain multiple copies of the same protein seqence.
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