If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Cofactors, Prosthetic Groups, Electron Carriers Biosynthesis → NAD Metabolism|
Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Nicotiana tabacum
Expected Taxonomic Range: Viridiplantae
The pyridine nucleotide NAD and NADP are ubiquitous coenzymes that may have impact on virtually every metabolic pathway in the cell [Noctor06] [Moat87]. The biosynthesis of NAD in plants is realized via two major routes the de novo synthesis of NAD (see NAD biosynthesis I (from aspartate)) and the pyridine nucleotide cycle (this pathway). The name of the latter was coined to summarize the various routes of degradation and salvage of pyridine compounds [Gholson66]. In dependence on the plant species investigated the pyridine nucleotide cycle may involve a varying number of steps emphasizing the flexibility of this pathway in response to organism-specific and/or environmental conditions [Wagner86a, Zheng04a, Zheng05, Ashihara05].
The pyridine nucleotide cycling pathway ensures the homeostatic replenishment of NAD when the coenzyme has been involved in NAD consuming reactions. The pathway is fairly similar to the bacterial variant (NAD salvage pathway I) with the exception that some enzymes, e.g. NMN amidohydrolase, NAD synthase (NH3-dependent) have not been identified in plants, and that plants are capable of by-passing enzymes under certain conditions, hence conferring a broader adaptability [Noctor06].
About This Pathway
The anaplerotic enzyme of the pyridine nucleotide cycle is quinolinic acid phosphoribosyltransferase (QPRtase) (NAD biosynthesis I (from aspartate)) forming β-nicotinate D-ribonucleotide (nicotinate mononucleotide, NaMN) which may be considered as the start compound of this cycle [Wagner84] [Sinclair00]. From there two different routes can be taken to produce nicotinate, an important intermediate that gives rise to several secondary metabolites, e.g. trigonelline (trigonelline biosynthesis).
The enzyme catalyzing the direct conversion to nicotinate, i.e. NaMN nucleosidase (synonym NaMN glycohydrolase - NaMN-Ghase) has been partially purified from tobacco. The other route comprises several enzymatic steps that include the formation of the main intermediates nicotinate adenine dinucleotide (NaAD), NAD, nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) and nicotinamide. The enzyme that catalyzes the final step of the formation of nicotinate from nicotinamide, i.e. nicotinamidase has been identified in several plants [Wagner86a, Joshi60, Ashihara05, Zheng05] indicating the main stream of this pathway. The reverse reaction catalyzed by nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NPRT) has not been detected in plants [Hunt04, Zheng05]. The final step closing the cycle by converting nicotinate to nicotinate mononucleotide (NaMN) is catalyzed by nicotinic acid phosphoribosyltransferase (Na-PRtase) [Wagner86, Mann74]. This enzyme expressed a high affinity towards nicotinate but did not accept nicotinamide as its counterpart enzyme in animals [Wagner86a].
The pathway displays two additional routes that can be taken to form either nicotinamide from NMN or nicotinate mononucleotide (NaMN) from nicotinate. Both form the nucleotide riboside intermediates that are catabolized by 5'-nucleotidase and NMN nucleosidase (via NMN riboside) and nucleoside phosphorylase and nicotinate ribose kinase (via nicotinate riboside), respectively. Some of those activities and the nucleoside ribosides have been found in plants [Noctor06, Hunt04, Zheng05, Polya75, Eastwell82] but the enzymes remain to be further characterized.
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