This view shows enzymes only for those organisms listed below, in the list of taxa known to possess the pathway. If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
Synonyms: purine salvage, salvage pathway of adenosine nucleosides, adenosine nucleosides salvage I
|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Nucleosides and Nucleotides Biosynthesis → Purine Nucleotide Biosynthesis → Purine Nucleotide Salvage → Adenine and Adenosine Salvage|
Adenosine nucleotides can be synthesized de novo. In that route AMP (AMP) is synthesized via IMP (IMP) and adenylo-succinate , which is converted to AMP by the action of adenylosuccinate lyase (see superpathway of adenosine nucleotides de novo biosynthesis II). Note that the free base adenine or the ribonucleoside adenosine are not produced via the de novo pathway.
Many organisms can also recycle adenosine nucleotides by a combination of degradation and salvage pathways. The degradation pathways are responsible for the conversion of the nucleotides to the nucleoside (adenosine) and free base form (adenine), and further degradation to compounds that can be catabolized to basic building blocks (for example, see adenosine nucleotides degradation II).
The enzyme purine phosphorylase (DeoD) (EC 22.214.171.124) cleaves adenosine to adenine and α-D-ribose-1-phosphate, while a second enzyme, such as adenine phosphoribosyltransferase, can utilize 5-phospho-α-D-ribose 1-diphosphate to convert the free base to the mononucleotide AMP.
Either of these routes enables the organism to salvage the degradation products of adenosine nucleotides, and recycle them back to nucleotide form.
Superpathways: superpathway of purine nucleotide salvage
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