If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655
Expected Taxonomic Range: Bacteria
Pyrimidine, purine, and pyridine nucleotide synthesis all require phosphoribosylpyrophosphate (PRPP) as a precursor. PRPP is utilized by both the de novo pathways and the auxiliary or salvage pathways by which endogenously formed or exogenously added pyrimidine, purine, or pyridine bases are converted to the corresponding ribonucleoside monophosphates by phosphoribosyltransferases. PRPP is also used in the histidine and tryptophan biosynthesis pathways. PRPP thus may be regarded as a precursor for the synthesis of nucleic acids, proteins, and for the NAD(P) coenzymes. The formation of PRPP therefore is subjected to strict metabolic control [HoveJensen86].
Subpathways: adenosine ribonucleotides de novo biosynthesis , adenosine deoxyribonucleotides de novo biosynthesis II , 5-aminoimidazole ribonucleotide biosynthesis II , inosine-5'-phosphate biosynthesis I , superpathway of adenosine nucleotides de novo biosynthesis II , superpathway of guanosine nucleotides de novo biosynthesis II , guanosine deoxyribonucleotides de novo biosynthesis II , guanosine ribonucleotides de novo biosynthesis , L-histidine biosynthesis , superpathway of purine nucleotides de novo biosynthesis II , superpathway of pyrimidine ribonucleotides de novo biosynthesis , PRPP biosynthesis II , PRPP biosynthesis I , UTP and CTP de novo biosynthesis , UMP biosynthesis
Unification Links: EcoCyc:PRPP-PWY
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Anderson83: Anderson PM (1983). "CTP synthetase from Escherichia coli: an improved purification procedure and characterization of hysteretic and enzyme concentration effects on kinetic properties." Biochemistry 22(13);3285-92. PMID: 6349684
Andersson99: Andersson ME, Hogbom M, Rinaldo-Matthis A, Andersson KK, Sjoberg BM, Nordlund P (1999). "The Crystal Structure of an Azide Complex of the Diferrous R2 Subunit of Ribonucleotide Reductase Displays a Novel Carboxylate Shift with Important Mechanistic Implications for Diiron-Catalyzed Oxygen Activation." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 121: 2346-2352.
Ando96: Ando H, Kitabatake M, Inokuchi H (1996). "10Sa RNA complements the temperature-sensitive phenotype caused by a mutation in the phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthetase (prs) gene in Escherichia coli." Genes Genet Syst 71(1);47-50. PMID: 8925474
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