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Synonyms: IMP biosynthesis I
|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Nucleosides and Nucleotides Biosynthesis → Purine Nucleotide Biosynthesis → Purine Nucleotides De Novo Biosynthesis → Purine Riboucleotides De Novo Biosynthesis → Inosine-5'-phosphate Biosynthesis|
Expected Taxonomic Range: Bacteria
De novo biosynthesis of purines starts with the synthesis of IMP, which can be converted to all other purines.
In bacteria and archaea IMP is synthesized from 5-amino-1-(5-phospho-β-D-ribosyl)imidazole in 6 steps, while in eukarya the first two steps are replaced by a single reaction (see inosine-5'-phosphate biosynthesis II).
The first 4 steps of the bacterial pathway are catalyzed by individual enzymes, and the last two steps are catalyzed by a single multifunctional enzyme, AICAR transformylase / IMP cyclohydrolase, which is encoded by the purH gene.
In archaea the last two steps are catalyzes by two different enzymes (see inosine-5'-phosphate biosynthesis III).
Genetic studies indicate that in bacterial systems the majority of de novo purine biosynthetic genes are unlinked, but may act as a single unit of regulation controlled by the `purR' repressor protein.
Unification Links: EcoCyc:PWY-6123
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Alenin92: Alenin VV, Ostanin KV, Kostikova TR, Domkin VD, Zubova VA, Smirnov MN (1992). "[Substrate specificity of phosphoribosyl-aminoimidazole-succinocarboxamide synthetase (SAICAR-synthetase) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast]." Biokhimiia 1992;57(6);845-55. PMID: 1420588
Axelrod08: Axelrod HL, McMullan D, Krishna SS, Miller MD, Elsliger MA, Abdubek P, Ambing E, Astakhova T, Carlton D, Chiu HJ, Clayton T, Duan L, Feuerhelm J, Grzechnik SK, Hale J, Han GW, Haugen J, Jaroszewski L, Jin KK, Klock HE, Knuth MW, Koesema E, Morse AT, Nigoghossian E, Okach L, Oommachen S, Paulsen J, Quijano K, Reyes R, Rife CL, van den Bedem H, Weekes D, White A, Wolf G, Xu Q, Hodgson KO, Wooley J, Deacon AM, Godzik A, Lesley SA, Wilson IA (2008). "Crystal structure of AICAR transformylase IMP cyclohydrolase (TM1249) from Thermotoga maritima at 1.88 A resolution." Proteins 71(2);1042-9. PMID: 18260100
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Flannigan90: Flannigan KA, Hennigan SH, Vogelbacker HH, Gots JS, Smith JM (1990). "Purine biosynthesis in Escherichia coli K12: structure and DNA sequence studies of the purHD locus." Mol Microbiol 1990;4(3);381-92. PMID: 2192230
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Ginder06: Ginder ND, Binkowski DJ, Fromm HJ, Honzatko RB (2006). "Nucleotide complexes of Escherichia coli phosphoribosylaminoimidazole succinocarboxamide synthetase." J Biol Chem 281(30);20680-8. PMID: 16687397
Hoskins07: Hoskins AA, Morar M, Kappock TJ, Mathews II, Zaugg JB, Barder TE, Peng P, Okamoto A, Ealick SE, Stubbe J (2007). "N5-CAIR mutase: role of a CO2 binding site and substrate movement in catalysis." Biochemistry 46(10);2842-55. PMID: 17298082
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