Family

Histidine biosynthesis (IPR006062)

Short name: His_biosynth

Family relationships

Description

Histidine is formed by several complex and distinct biochemical reactions catalysed by eight enzymes. Proteins involved in steps 4 and 6 of the histidine biosynthesis pathway are contained in one family. These enzymes are called His6 and His7 in eukaryotes and HisA and HisF in prokaryotes. HisA is a phosphoribosylformimino-5-aminoimidazole carboxamide ribotide isomerase (EC:5.3.1.16), involved in the fourth step of histidine biosynthesis. The bacterial HisF protein is a cyclase which catalyzes the cyclization reaction that produces D-erythro-imidazole glycerol phosphate during the sixth step of histidine biosynthesis. The yeast His7 protein is a bifunctional protein which catalyzes an amido-transferase reaction that generates imidazole-glycerol phosphate and 5-aminoimidazol-4-carboxamide. The latter is the ribonucleotide used for purine biosynthesis. The enzyme also catalyzes the cyclization reaction that produces D-erythro-imidazole glycerol phosphate, and is involved in the fifth and sixth steps in histidine biosynthesis.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0000105 histidine biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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