Summary: Pterin binding enzyme
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Dihydropteroate synthase Edit Wikipedia article
Tetrahydrofolate synthesis pathway
|PDB structures||RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum|
|Gene Ontology||AmiGO / EGO|
|Pterin binding enzyme|
Dihydropteroate synthase is an enzyme classified under EC 188.8.131.52. It produces dihydropteroate in bacteria, but it is not expressed in most eukaryotes including humans. This makes it a useful target for sulfonamide antibiotics, which compete with the PABA precursor.
- (2-amino-4-hydroxy-7,8-dihydropteridin-6-yl)methyl diphosphate + 4-aminobenzoate (PABA) diphosphate + dihydropteroate.
All organisms require reduced folate cofactors for the synthesis of a variety of metabolites. Most microorganisms must synthesize folate de novo because they lack the active transport system of higher vertebrate cells that allows these organisms to use dietary folates. Proteins containing this domain include dihydropteroate synthase (EC 184.108.40.206) as well as a group of methyltransferase enzymes including methyltetrahydrofolate, corrinoid iron-sulphur protein methyltransferase (MeTr) that catalyses a key step in the Wood-Ljungdahl pathway of carbon dioxide fixation.
Dihydropteroate synthase (EC 220.127.116.11) (DHPS) catalyses the condensation of 6-hydroxymethyl-7,8-dihydropteridine pyrophosphate to para-aminobenzoic acid to form 7,8-dihydropteroate. This is the second step in the three-step pathway leading from 6-hydroxymethyl-7,8-dihydropterin to 7,8-dihydrofolate. DHPS is the target of sulphonamides, which are substrate analogues that compete with para-aminobenzoic acid. Bacterial DHPS (gene sul or folP) is a protein of about 275 to 315 amino acid residues that is either chromosomally encoded or found on various antibiotic resistance plasmids. In the lower eukaryote Pneumocystis carinii, DHPS is the C-terminal domain of a multifunctional folate synthesis enzyme (gene fas).
- Crawford IP, Slock J, Stahly DP, Six EW, Han CY (1990). "An apparent Bacillus subtilis folic acid biosynthetic operon containing pab, an amphibolic trpG gene, a third gene required for synthesis of para-aminobenzoic acid, and the dihydropteroate synthase gene". J. Bacteriol. 172 (12): 7211–7226. PMC 210846. PMID 2123867.
- Volpe F, Dyer M, Scaife JG, Darby G, Stammers DK, Delves CJ (1992). "The multifunctional folic acid synthesis fas gene of Pneumocystis carinii appears to encode dihydropteroate synthase and hydroxymethyldihydropterin pyrophosphokinase". Gene 112 (2): 213–218. doi:10.1016/0378-1119(92)90378-3. PMID 1313386.
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This family includes a variety of pterin binding enzymes that all adopt a TIM barrel fold. The family includes dihydropteroate synthase EC:18.104.22.168 as well as a group methyltransferase enzymes including methyltetrahydrofolate, corrinoid iron-sulfur protein methyltransferase (MeTr) Q46389 that catalyses a key step in the Wood-Ljungdahl pathway of carbon dioxide fixation. It transfers the N5-methyl group from methyltetrahydrofolate (CH3-H4folate) to a cob(I)amide centre in another protein, the corrinoid iron-sulfur protein. MeTr is a member of a family of proteins that includes methionine synthase and methanogenic enzymes that activate the methyl group of methyltetra-hydromethano(or -sarcino)pterin .
Achari A, Somers DO, Champness JN, Bryant PK, Rosemond J, Stammers DK , Nat Struct Biol 1997;4:490-497.: Crystal structure of the anti-bacterial sulfonamide drug target dihydropteroate synthase. PUBMED:9187658 EPMC:9187658
Doukov T, Seravalli J, Stezowski JJ, Ragsdale SW; , Structure Fold Des 2000;8:817-830.: Crystal structure of a methyltetrahydrofolate- and corrinoid-dependent methyltransferase. PUBMED:10997901 EPMC:10997901
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InterPro entry IPR000489
The ~250-residue pterin-binding domain has been shown to adopt a (beta/alpha)8 barrel fold, which has the overall shape of a distorted cylinder. It has eight alpha-helices stacked around the outside of an inner cylinder of parallel beta-strands. The pterin ring binds at the bottom of the (beta/alpha;)8 barrel in a polar cup-like region that is relatively solvent exposed and fairly negatively charged. The pterin ring is partially buried within the (beta/alpha)8 barrel. The pterin binding residues are highly conserved and include aspartate and asparagine residues located at the C terminus of the beta-strands of the barrel, which are predicted to form hydrogen bonds with the nitrogen and oxygen atoms of the pterin ring [PUBMED:10997901, PUBMED:9187658, PUBMED:14752199].
Some proteins known to contain a pterin-binding domain are listed below:
- Prokaryotic and eukaryotic B12-dependent methionine synthase (MetH) (EC), a large, modular protein that catalyzes the transfer of a methyl group from methyltetrahydrofolate (CH3-H4folate) to Hcy to form methionine, using cobalamin as an intermediate methyl carrier.
- Prokaryotic and eukaryotic dihydropteroate synthase (DHPS) (EC). It catalyzes the condensation of para-aminobenzoic acid (pABA) with 7,8- dihydropterin-pyrophosphate (DHPPP), eliminating pyrophosphate to form 7,8- dihydropteroate which is subsequently converted to tetrahydrofolate.
- Moorella thermoacetica 5-methyltetrahydrofolate corrinoid/iron sulphur protein methyltransferase (MeTr). It transfers the N5-methyl group from CH3-H4folate to a cob(I)amide centre in another protein, the corrinoid iron sulphur protein.
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|Biological process||pteridine-containing compound metabolic process (GO:0042558)|
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This large superfamily of TIM barrel enzymes all contain a common phosphate binding site. The phosphate is found in a variety of cofactors and ligands such as FMN [1,2].
The clan contains the following 57 members:Ala_racemase_N ALAD Aldolase AP_endonuc_2 BtpA CdhD CutC DAHP_synth_1 DAHP_synth_2 DeoC DHDPS DHO_dh DHquinase_I DUF1341 DUF2090 DUF556 DUF561 DUF692 DUF993 Dus F_bP_aldolase FMN_dh G3P_antiterm Glu_syn_central Glu_synthase His_biosynth HMGL-like IGPS IMPDH iPGM_N MtrH NanE NAPRTase NeuB NMO OMPdecase Orn_Arg_deC_N Oxidored_FMN PcrB PdxJ PhosphMutase PRAI Pterin_bind QRPTase_C Racemase_4 RhaA Ribul_P_3_epim SOR_SNZ Tagatose_6_P_K ThiG TIM TIM-br_sig_trns TMP-TENI Transaldolase Trp_syntA UvdE UxuA
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|Seed source:||Pfam-B_1411 (release 2.1) and Pfam-B_3423 (release 6.6)|
|Number in seed:||42|
|Number in full:||8265|
|Average length of the domain:||202.90 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||28 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||37.28 %|
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