PDBsum entry 1dku

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Transferase PDB id
Protein chains
295 a.a. *
AP2 ×2
ABM ×2
Waters ×180
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Transferase
Title: Crystal structures of bacillus subtilis phosphoribosylpyrophosphate synthetase: molecular basis of allosteric inhibition and activation.
Structure: Protein (phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthetase). Chain: a, b. Synonym: ribose-phosphate pyrophosphokinase. Engineered: yes
Source: Bacillus subtilis. Organism_taxid: 1423. Expressed in: escherichia coli. Expression_system_taxid: 562.
Biol. unit: Hexamer (from PQS)
2.20Å     R-factor:   0.198     R-free:   0.241
Authors: T.A.Eriksen,A.Kadziola,A.-K.Bentsen,K.W.Harlow,S.Larsen
Key ref:
T.A.Eriksen et al. (2000). Structural basis for the function of Bacillus subtilis phosphoribosyl-pyrophosphate synthetase. Nat Struct Biol, 7, 303-308. PubMed id: 10742175 DOI: 10.1038/74069
08-Dec-99     Release date:   05-Apr-00    
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Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P14193  (KPRS_BACSU) -  Ribose-phosphate pyrophosphokinase
317 a.a.
295 a.a.
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain

 Enzyme reactions 
   Enzyme class: E.C.  - Ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase.
[IntEnz]   [ExPASy]   [KEGG]   [BRENDA]

Ribose activation
      Reaction: ATP + D-ribose 5-phosphate = AMP + 5-phospho-alpha-D-ribose 1-diphosphate
+ D-ribose 5-phosphate
Bound ligand (Het Group name = AP2)
matches with 78.00% similarity
+ 5-phospho-alpha-D-ribose 1-diphosphate
Molecule diagrams generated from .mol files obtained from the KEGG ftp site
 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Cellular component     cytoplasm   1 term 
  Biological process     cellular biosynthetic process   5 terms 
  Biochemical function     nucleotide binding     7 terms  


DOI no: 10.1038/74069 Nat Struct Biol 7:303-308 (2000)
PubMed id: 10742175  
Structural basis for the function of Bacillus subtilis phosphoribosyl-pyrophosphate synthetase.
T.A.Eriksen, A.Kadziola, A.K.Bentsen, K.W.Harlow, S.Larsen.
Here we report the first three-dimensional structure of a phosphoribosylpyrophosphate (PRPP) synthetase. PRPP is an essential intermediate in several biosynthetic pathways. Structures of the Bacillus subtilis PRPP synthetase in complex with analogs of the activator phosphate and the allosteric inhibitor ADP show that the functional form of the enzyme is a hexamer. The individual subunits fold into two domains, both of which resemble the type I phosphoribosyltransfereases. The active site is located between the two domains and includes residues from two subunits. Phosphate and ADP bind to the same regulatory site consisting of residues from three subunits of the hexamer. In addition to identifying residues important for binding substrates and effectors, the structures suggest a novel mode of allosteric regulation.
  Selected figure(s)  
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Overall fold, topology and quaternary structure of PRPP synthetase a, Ribbon diagram of the monomer from the SO[4]^ 2- -PRPP synthetase structure^36, 37. The N-terminal domain is at the top. Both domains contain a five-stranded parallel -sheet (gray) with two -helices on each side (blue) and a flag region (green). In addition, the N-terminal domain includes a 3[10]-helix (red) and the flexible loop (yellow). In the C-terminal domain the R5P binding loop and the PP binding loop are shown in cyan and magenta, respectively. b, Topology of the PRPP synthetase monomer with the same color scheme as in a. The numbers on the diagram refer to the nomenclature of the secondary structure shown in Fig. 1. c, MOLSCRIPT36 drawing of the hexamer from the mADP -PRPP synthetase structure composed of three pairs of independent molecules. The subunits related by the crystallographic three-fold axis are depicted in the same color with subunit A colored as in (a). The mADP molecules at the allosteric sites are shown in green, and the mAMP moieties at the ATP binding sites are shown in red. Sulfate ions as observed in the SO[4]^2- -PRPP synthetase structure are superimposed in black.
Figure 4.
Figure 4. Stereo views of the catalytic and regulatory sites a, The catalytic sites for ATP and R5P in the mADP -PRPP synthetase structure. In the SO[4]^2- -PRPP synthetase structure the R5P site is occupied by sulfate, which is superimposed onto this mADP -PRPP synthetase structure. b, The regulatory site (ADP binding site) of the mADP -PRPP synthetase structure occupied by mADP. The sulfate found at the ADP site in the SO[4]^2- -PRPP synthetase structure is superimposed; this sulfate occupies the -phosphate position of the ADP site. These illustrations were produced using MOLSCRIPT36.
  The above figures are reprinted by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Nat Struct Biol (2000, 7, 303-308) copyright 2000.  
  Figures were selected by an automated process.  

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