GARS_APhosphoribosylglycinamide synthetase, ATP-grasp (A) domain
|SMART accession number:||SM01209|
|Description:||Phosphoribosylglycinamide synthetase catalyses the second step in the de novo biosynthesis of purine. The reaction catalysed by Phosphoribosylglycinamide synthetase is the ATP- dependent addition of 5-phosphoribosylamine to glycine to form 5'phosphoribosylglycinamide. This domain is related to the ATP-grasp domain of biotin carboxylase/carbamoyl phosphate synthetase (Pfam PF02786).|
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- Evolution (species in which this domain is found)
Taxonomic distribution of proteins containing GARS_A domain.
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- Literature (relevant references for this domain)
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- Wang W, Kappock TJ, Stubbe J, Ealick SE
- X-ray crystal structure of glycinamide ribonucleotide synthetase from Escherichiacoli.
- Biochemistry. 1998; 37: 15647-62
- Display abstract
Glycinamide ribonucleotide synthetase (GAR-syn) catalyzes the second step of the de novo purine biosynthetic pathway; the conversion of phosphoribosylamine,glycine, and ATP to glycinamide ribonucleotide (GAR), ADP, and Pi. GAR-syncontaining an N-terminal polyhistidine tag was expressed as the SeMetincorporated protein for crystallographic studies. In addition, the protein asisolated contains a Pro294Leu mutation. This protein was crystallized, and thestructure solved using multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) phasedetermination and refined to 1.6 A resolution. GAR-syn adopts an alpha/betastructure that consists of four domains labeled N, A, B, and C. The N, A, and Cdomains are clustered to form a large central core structure whereas the smaller B domain is extended outward. Two hinge regions, which might readily facilitateinterdomain movement, connect the B domain and the main core. A search ofstructural databases showed that the structure of GAR-syn is similar toD-alanine:D-alanine ligase, biotin carboxylase, and glutathione synthetase,despite low sequence similarity. These four enzymes all utilize similarATP-dependent catalytic mechanisms even though they catalyze different chemicalreactions. Another ATP-binding enzyme with low sequence similarity but unknownfunction, synapsin Ia, was also found to share high structural similarity withGAR-syn. Interestingly, the GAR-syn N domain shows similarity to the N-terminalregion of glycinamide ribonucleotide transformylase and severaldinucleotide-dependent dehydrogenases. Models of ADP and GAR binding weregenerated based on structure and sequence homology. On the basis of these models,the active site lies in a cleft between the large domain and the extended Bdomain. Most of the residues that facilitate ATP binding belong to the A or Bdomains. The N and C domains appear to be largely responsible for substratespecificity. The structure of GAR-syn allows modeling studies of possiblechanneling complexes with PPRP amidotransferase.
- Aiba A, Mizobuchi K
- Nucleotide sequence analysis of genes purH and purD involved in the de novopurine nucleotide biosynthesis of Escherichia coli.
- J Biol Chem. 1989; 264: 21239-46
- Display abstract
5'-Phosphoribosylglycinamide synthetase (EC 126.96.36.199) and 5'-phosphoribosyl5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide transformylase (EC 188.8.131.52) are enzymes involvedin the de novo purine nucleotide synthesis and are encoded by purD and purH genesof Escherichia coli, respectively. A 3535-nucleotide sequence containing thepurHD locus and the upstream region of the rrnE gene was determined. Thissequence specifies two open reading frames, ORF-1 and ORF-2, encoding proteinswith the expected Mr of 57,329 and 46,140, respectively. The plasmids carryingORF-1 complemented not only the mutant cells defective in purH of E. coli butalso the cells of Salmonella typhimurium lacking the activity of IMPcyclohydrolase (EC 184.108.40.206) which catalyzes the conversion of 5'-phosphoribosyl 5-formylaminoimidazole-4-carboxamide to IMP. The E. coli purH gene, therefore,specifies bifunctional 5'-phosphoribosyl 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamidetransformylase-IMP cyclohydrolase. The plasmids carrying ORF-2 were able tocomplement the mutant cells defective in purD. Both purH and purD genesconstitute a single operon and are coregulated in expression by purines as other purine genes are. A highly conserved 16-nucleotide sequence termed the PUR box(Watanabe, W., Sampei, G., Aiba, A., and Mizobuchi, K. (1989) J. Bacteriol. 171, 198-204; Tiedeman, A.A., Keyhani, J., Kamholz, J., Daum, H. A., III, Gots, J.S., and Smith, J.M. (1989) J. Bacteriol. 171, 205-212) was found in the controlregion of the purHD operon and compared with the sequences of the control regionsof other purine operons.
- Structure (3D structures containing this domain)
3D Structures of GARS_A domains in PDB
PDB code Main view Title 1gso GLYCINAMIDE RIBONUCLEOTIDE SYNTHETASE (GAR-SYN) FROM E. COLI. 1vkz Crystal structure of Phosphoribosylamine--glycine ligase (TM1250) from Thermotoga maritima at 2.30 A resolution 2ip4 Crystal Structure of Glycinamide Ribonucleotide Synthetase from Thermus thermophilus HB8 2qk4 Human glycinamide ribonucleotide synthetase 2xcl Nucleotide-bound Structures of Bacillus subtilis Glycinamide Ribonucleotide Synthetase 2xd4 Nucleotide-bound Structures of Bacillus subtilis Glycinamide Ribonucleotide Synthetase 2yrw Crystal structure of GAR synthetase from Geobacillus kaustophilus 2yrx Crystal structure of GAR synthetase from Geobacillus kaustophilus 2ys6 Crystal structure of GAR synthetase from Geobacillus kaustophilus 2ys7 Crystal structure of GAR synthetase from Geobacillus kaustophilus 2yw2 Crystal structure of GAR synthetase from Aquifex aeolicus in complex with ATP 2yya Crystal structure of GAR synthetase from Aquifex aeolicus 3lp8 Crystal structure of phosphoribosylamine-glycine ligase from Ehrlichia chaffeensis 3mjf Phosphoribosylamine-glycine ligase from Yersinia pestis
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