S3 in the supplemental material). S4 in the supplemental material). Based on the results presented above, the mioC deletion is not central to rutE suppression. For samples in panels A and C, reactions were run at pH 8.2, and for samples in panel B, they were run at pH 7. They were then bubbled with 18O2 or 16O2 for 1 min. A 1H-15N correlation spectrum showed that there was no 18O bound to N-3 because the N-3 resonance failed to show the isotope shift of 0.138 ppm that would be expected if 18O were directly bonded to it (data not shown). The first enzyme is CPLX66-390, catalyzes the reversible reduction of URACIL to DI-H-URACIL [PMID: 14705962]. In eukaryotes, degradation of uracil has been believed to proceed only via the reduction to dihydrouracil. The latter distinguished them from the ntrB(Con) rutC strain and from suppressors of rutD and provided evidence that they formed a normal amount of malonic semialdehyde. (YdfG also oxidizes serine, and its best substrate is l-allo-threonine.) 3B) indicated that the product is not N-hydroxyureidoacrylate, as did evidence that N-3 was converted to NH2 (see Fig. Label from C-6 smeared near the origin. The Central California 900-MHz facility was supported by NIH grant GM68933. Forcing their use as the sole nitrogen source at any temperature is a trick of the experimentalist. The first reaction is the conjugation of carbamoyl phosphate and aspartate to make N-carbamoylaspartate. Evidence that RutE and YdfG have the same function. We are grateful to Luying Xun, Washington State University, for gifts of purified Fre enzyme and a strain that overexpresses Fre and for continued interest in the work. The function of RutE appears to be the same as that of YdfG, which reduces malonic semialdehyde to 3-hydroxypropionic acid. (Suppression of ydfG was better at 37°C, and suppression of rutE was better at room temperature.) 2 However, some organisms, such as baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, cannot degrade pyrimidines at all. In vitro RutB cleaves ureidoacrylate hydrolytically to release 2 mol of ammonium, malonic semialdehyde, and carbon dioxide. By analogy to what is known about TdcF and YjgF, we postulate that RutC binds the peracid form of aminoacrylate (see Fig. Work in a related article (37) shows that chemically synthesized ureidoacrylate peracid is rapidly reduced to ureidoacrylate under in vitro reaction conditions similar to ours (20 mM NADH rather than 4 mM and phosphate buffer at pH 8 rather than 7) and presents a plausible mechanism for the formation of ureidoacrylate peracid by RutA. Uracil was uniformly 13C/15N labeled. When chemically synthesized ureidoacrylate was used as the substrate for RutB, approximately 2 mol of ammonium was released per mol of uracil consumed (see Fig. If some ureidoacrylate is formed by spontaneous reduction of ureidoacrylate peracid (37), RutB can hydrolyze it. Comparison of Rut pathway products (E. coli K-12) to those of other pyrimidine catabolic pathways. Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. S2B in the supplemental material). 4 We speculate that RutC reduces aminoacrylate peracid to aminoacrylate and RutD increases the rate of spontaneous hydrolysis of aminoacrylate. Like members of the greater nitroreductase family, RutE is believed to use FMN as a cofactor. The magnitudes of the chemical shift changes for this product were similar to those for the product from uracil, providing evidence that the two products were analogous. A strain with an insertion in ydfG in a wild-type background grew poorly on uridine as the sole nitrogen source, and an ntrB(Con) strain carrying the insertion did not grow at all (Table 5; see Fig. In bacteria and in some fungi, URC1 and URC4 are linked on the genome together with the gene for uracil phosphoribosyltransferase (URC6). The latter finding indicated that RutC did not act on carbamate but probably acted on the 3-carbon intermediate released from the uracil ring (or on this portion of the molecule before hydrolysis by RutB). [31]), and NMR analysis of medium components failed to identify anything else excreted when it was grown on 13C, 15N-enriched uracil (data not shown). In both the reductive and oxidative pathways for pyrimidine catabolism described previously (22, 48, 52) the N-3-C-4 bond is cleaved hydrolytically after the C-5-C-6 double bond has been altered to decrease the aromaticity of the ring (Fig. Pyrimidine synthesis is controlled at the first committed step. The RutA and RutB proteins are central: no spontaneous suppressors arise in strains lacking them. Whether this is because other flavin reductases are not present in sufficient amounts and/or do not have access to RutA or whether there is another explanation remains to be determined. Overlap in function of RutE and YdfG.To test whether inactivation of NemR, which suppressed a rutE deletion, also suppressed a ydfG lesion, we constructed a strain carrying both nemR and ydfG lesions as described in Materials and Methods. 5B). Profiles of pyrimidine biosynthesis, salvage and degradation in disks of potato ( Solanum tuberosum L.) tubers | SpringerLink In plants, the pyrimidine bases, uracil, and thymine, derived from uridine monophosphate and deoxythymidine‐5'‐monophosphate are directly catabolized by a reductive degradation pathway. The C-4 resonance of uracil shows a large coupling of 65 Hz to C-5 and a small coupling of 11 Hz to N-3. All reactions mixtures that contained RutA also contained the flavin reductase Fre. Pyrimidine bases have been considered to be degraded via either the reductive or the oxidative pathway. We obtained no suppressors of rutA in any background. RutG appears to be a uracil transporter. It is chemotactic to pyrimidine bases by means of the methyl-accepting chemoreceptor TAP (taxis toward dipeptides), but this response is not temperature dependent (30). We verified that YdfG oxidized serine and 3-hydroxypropionic acid as described previously (18). ASM journals are the most prominent publications in the field, delivering up-to-date and authoritative coverage of both basic and clinical microbiology. Uracil or thymine degradation is initiated by dihydrouracil dehydrogenase [DHUDH; also called PYD1 (this name will be used herein), EC 1.3.1.2]. They were harvested, washed in 20 mM potassium phosphate buffer (pH 7), and frozen at −80°C. Identifications of mutations in strains NCM4139, NCM4299, NCM4300, and NCM4384. Likewise, strain NCM4969 [ΔnemR ΔydfG ntrB(Con)] grew faster than strain NCM4714, with which it was congenic. ATP stimulates the aspartate transcarbamoylase reaction, while CTP inhibits it. Cell extracts of UpBCon1 (NCM4384).Cells were grown on minimal medium with glycerol (0.5%) as a carbon source and uridine (5 mM) as the sole nitrogen source at 37°C. As was true of strains carrying rutA or rutF lesions, strains carrying a lesion in rutB in any of the three backgrounds we tested failed to grow on uridine as the sole nitrogen source (Table 5). Both strains released the normal 2 mol of utilizable nitrogen from uridine but excreted much less than 1 mol/mol of 3-hydroxypropionic acid into the medium (see Table S1 in the supplemental material). Formation of ammonia was monitored by coupling to the glutamate dehydrogenase reaction and measuring NADPH oxidation (ammonia assay kit; Sigma, St. Louis, MO). We present genetic and physiological evidence that the toxicity of the last Rut intermediate, malonic semialdehyde, rather than the rate of release of ammonium, limits growth on pyrimidines as the sole nitrogen source at high temperatures. The N-3 pyrimidine nitrogen (light highlighting) is also released as We here show that in the Rut pathway the ring is immediately cleaved between N-3 and C-4 by the RutA protein without prior manipulation and hence that RutA is an unusual oxygenase of a type not previously described. The RutA/F reaction.His-tagged RutA was well overexpressed from ASKA strain JW0997 and could be purified by Ni2+ chelate chromatography (Materials and Methods) (see Fig. Studies on solid medium were done with 5 mM uridine or thymidine, as were standard studies on liquid medium. This might also account for the smearing and loss of malonic semialdehyde from TLC plates. MetaCyc Pathway: superpathway of pyrimidine deoxyribonucleosides degradation Detail Level: Minimal Detail Main compounds only All compounds, enzymes Main compound structures All compound structures This view shows enzymes only for those organisms listed below, in the list of taxa known to possess the pathway. Purine Degradation Pathway Hypoxanthine --> xanthine Xanthine --> uric acid. As explained in the Discussion, we speculate that toxicity is due to accumulation of the peracid of aminoacrylate. The carrier frequencies were set to 5.2 ppm (1H) and 118 ppm (13C), and the spectral widths were set to 13 ppm (1H) and 80 ppm (13C). under conditions similar to ours (see Discussion and Fig. Likewise, label from uracil was largely lost when cell extracts rather than purified enzymes were added to [14C-2] (data not shown) or [14C-6]uracil (Fig. The inadvertent change to RutC was corrected by cloning the rutC rutD::Kan fragment from NCM4075 (derived by P1-mediated transduction from NCM4053; Table 1) into the pGEM-T Easy vector and correcting the sequence of the forward primer by site-directed mutagenesis (from ATATCGCAAGTGGGCGCGAGATTCCGGGATC [incorrect] to ATATCGCGAAGTGAGGCCGCGATGATTCCGGGATC [correct]). As is the case for RutC, we think cells lacking RutD form less than the normal amount of malonic semialdehyde because a portion of the 3-carbon intermediate is diverted out of the Rut pathway. All of the findings were in agreement with ureidoacrylate as the product. Pyrimidine bases are the central precursors for RNA and DNA, and their intracellular pools are determined by de novo, salvage and catabolic pathways. Materials for the RutA/F reaction. 5C). Formation of malonic semialdehyde was assayed by coupling to YdfG (18). Mass spectral analysis of the RutA/F product prepared as described above also revealed a weak peak at 157.0567, which matches the theoretical mass of a 13C/15N-labeled species containing two atoms of 18O from molecular oxygen (within 5 ppm; theoretical value, 157.0560). In the ntrB(Con) background, where levels of Rut enzymes are elevated, addition of uridine to ammonium-containing medium markedly inhibited growth of the rutB strain at 37°C (data not shown), indicating that it probably accumulated a toxic intermediate(s). They were incubated at room temperature for 3 h. Consumption of ureidoacrylate and of NADPH was determined using their extinction coefficients, ammonium was determined as described above, and 3-hydroxypropionic acid was identified and quantified by GC/MS as described previously (31). When [14C]ureidoacrylate was treated with His-tagged RutB, 14C label originating from C-2 of uracil was lost from TLC plates, as was standard [14C]HCO3 An ntrB(Con) rutG strain grew slowly on pyrimidine bases (uracil and thymine) and obtained both nitrogens from the ring. Identification of rutE suppressors and lesions that allow growth on pyrimidines at 37°C.We obtained whole-genome sequence for strains carrying rutE suppressors or lesions that allowed growth on pyrimidines at 37°C and assembled and analyzed it as described in Materials and Methods. S1 in the supplemental material). - Assay for the RutA protein.Reaction mixtures contained 40 mM Tris buffer (pH 8.2) or 40 mM phosphate buffer (pH 7), 20 μM flavin mononucleotide (FMN), 4 mM NADH, and 0.4 mM uracil. As explained in the Discussion, we think that the function of RutE is the same as that of YdfG: i.e., reduction of malonic semialdehyde to 3-hydroxypropionic acid (see below for identification of the lesions in rutE suppressors and the logic for this argument). [14C-methyl]thymine was purchased from Moravek Biochemicals and Radiochemicals (Brea, CA). By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. Although we have not identified the suppressor lesions, their effects were as expected if they increased the amount or availability of another flavin reductase. Isolation of strains that utilize pyrimidines as the sole nitrogen source at 37°C.In a wild-type E. coli K-12 strain, the rut operon allows growth on pyrimidines as the sole nitrogen source at temperatures up to ∼22°C but not higher (31). The requirement for YdfG function or RutE function for utilization of uridine at 37°C was decreased in the UpBCon1 background (i.e., in the presence of the sroG lesion) (Table 7; see Fig. Addition of catalase to reaction mixtures to remove any H2O2 generated by the flavin reductase did not affect the behavior of the RutA product on TLC plates but did clear the background. 5), plays a minor role in vivo (see text). Although ureidoacrylate appears to arise by hydrolysis, the requirements for the reaction and the incorporation of 18O at C-4 from molecular oxygen indicate otherwise. Hence, we were able to introduce a nonpolar rutE deletion into this strain and confirm that the NemR(G141S) lesion suppresses the loss of RutE at room temperature (Table 7; see Fig. + have been released from the pyrimidine ring, we infer that failure of strains carrying ydfG insertions to grow well on uridine is due to toxicity of malonic semialdehyde in vivo. However, no 1H decoupling was applied in the 15N dimension, and no 15N decoupling was applied during detection of 13C. S4 in the supplemental material). Although E. coli does not grow on pyrimidines as the sole nitrogen source at 37°C, it transcribes the rut operon very highly at this temperature under nitrogen-limiting conditions (31, 59). 5 and 6). Neither genome carries a ydfG gene. Proposed names for Rut enzymes are in the inset. Submission, Review, & Publication Processes, The Rut Pathway for Pyrimidine Degradation: Novel Chemistry and Toxicity Problems - December 09, 2010, Copyright © 2010 American Society for Microbiology. The reductive pathway for pyrimidine degradation yields NH 3 and CO 2 from both uracil and thymine (Fig. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. An UpBCon1 rutG strain (NCM4384) grew well on pyrimidine bases at 37°C. NADPH formation was monitored at 340 nm at room temperature. Using markers linked to ribB by phage P1-mediated transduction, we showed that the sroG lesion was necessary and sufficient for growth on pyrimidines at 37°C (Kim and Inwood, unpublished). In an ntrB(Con) background (NCM3876), we isolated two strains that could grow on uridine at 37°C, UpBCon1 (NCM4384) and UpBCon2 (NCM4139). The rut operon is highly expressed, even in the absence of exogenous pyrimidines. Together, the evidence available indicates that ureidoacrylate peracid, the product of the RutA/F reaction, is probably the major substrate for RutB in vivo (Fig. For analysis of 50:50 mixtures of 18O2- and 16O2-labeled products, equal volumes of separate reaction mixtures were combined. C Residual growth may be accounted for by the fact that the ntrB(Con) lesion activates transcription of the gene(s) for other transporter(s) that can carry pyrimidine nucleosides/bases (59). RutB is homologous to the ureidopropionase enzyme of the reductive pathway for pyrimidine ring degradation (39, 54), and its closest homologue is carbamoylsarcosine amidohydrolase (25, 32): both release CO2 and NH3 via carbamate. Pyrimidine Biosynthesis Kuldeep Sharma Devashish Somani B.Tech Biotech. The UpBCon 1 strain (NCM4384) grows poorly at room temperature, and hence we generally studied its ability to catabolize pyrimidines at 37°C. beta-Ureidopropionase deficiency is an inborn error of the pyrimidine degradation pathway, affecting the cleavage of N-carbamyl-beta-alanine and N-carbamyl-beta-aminoisobutyric acid. (A) Ureidoacrylate m/z 133.0491 corresponds to [C4H6N2 Spectra were taken in DMSO, and data were recorded at 800 MHz. To identify the product produced from uracil in the RutA/F reaction, we prepared it from 13C- and 15N-enriched uracil. To measure toxicity, uridine or thymidine (5 mM) was added to ammonium (5 mM) as a nitrogen source and growth was monitored at 37°C. ... Pyrimidine Denovo Synthesis OPRT and/or OMP decarboxylase No orate --> UDP Increased oritic acid and decreased pyrimidines --> decreased RBC's. For the peroxy form, a gradient of 0 to 50% methanol over 20 min was used. Cells were harvested and frozen at −80°C until use. Amity Institute of Biotechnology Amity University Rajasthan 2. Presumably, high levels of N-ethylmaleimide reductase can substitute for RutE. Here, we identify two Arabidopsis ( Arabidopsis thaliana ) uridine/cytidine kinases, UCK1 and UCK2, which are located in the cytosol and are responsible for the majority of pyrimidine salvage activity in vivo. Reaction mixtures were incubated at room temperature with agitation for 20 min, and reactions were stopped by putting them on ice and then freezing them at −20°C. Strains carrying lesions in rutA or -F in any of the three backgrounds failed to grow on uridine as the sole nitrogen source (Table 5). This would be analogous to the role of carbonic anhydrases in accelerating the rate of spontaneous hydration of CO2. Uridine was not inhibitory in an ntrB(Con) rutA strain (doubling time remained 2 h in the presence of uridine), in agreement with the view that RutA is absolutely required to initiate uracil degradation. The six membered pyrimidine ring is made first and then attached to ribose phosphate. First, relief of transcriptional repression of nemA, which codes for N-ethylmaleimide reductase, the “old yellow” enzyme of E. coli, suppresses the absence of either RutE or YdfG in vivo (Table 7; see Fig. In the >20 occurrences of the rut operon outside the Enterobacteriaceae, rutG is retained only in Acinetobacter (see Table S2 in the supplemental material). Superimposed on specific regulation of the rut operon by RutR is general control by nitrogen regulatory protein C (NtrC), indicating that the function of the Rut pathway is to release nitrogen (31, 59). For standard reactions, we used 18 μg of His6-RutA, 6 μg of Fre, and [14C]uracil (radiolabeled at position 2 or 6 at 2 × 107 cpm) in a total volume of 120 μl. In the known reductive and oxidative pathways for degradation of the pyrimidine ring (22, 48, 52), the C-5-C-6 double bond is first altered to decrease the aromatic character of the ring, and it is then hydrolyzed between N-3 and C-4 (Fig. and O.B. Pyrimidine nucleotide biosynthesis takes place in a different manner from that of purine nucleotides. 6). The rutD::Kan insertion from which the original nonpolar rutD deletion was constructed may also have caused a decrease in RutC activity (see Materials and Methods) and was sufficiently toxic, even on enriched medium, that we inadvertently picked up suppressors when we introduced it into the wild-type and ntrB(Con) backgrounds. The carbamoyl phosphate synthetase used in pyrimidine biosynthesis is located in the cytoplasm. The rutF deletion extended an additional 12 bp beyond its predicted C-terminal end but remained in-frame and within rutF. In the presence of uracil, RutR repression of the rut operon is relieved. To further characterize the product from uracil, we prepared it from 13C-4, C-5-enriched uracil and a 50:50 mixture of 18O2 and 16O2. This regulation ensures that a balanced supply of purines and pyrimidines exists for RNA and synthesis. Mukherjee et al. By manual inspection of raw sequence data, sequence differences between strains, and contig breaks, we found independent single-base-pair changes associated with nemR in strains NCM4139, NCM4299, and NCM4300 and sroG in strain NCM4384 (see Results). 1). This would be expected if all three had the same biochemical function. The degradation of pyrimidine nucleobase occurs via the ‘reductive’ pathway in many organisms (Rawls, 2006; Piskur et al., 2007). In vitro reactions catalyzed by RutA/F, RutB, and the short-chain dehydrogenase YdfG. 6). The genes of the URC pathway are not homologous to any of the eukaryotic or prokaryotic genes involved in pyrimidine degradation described to date. HpaC also has a strong preference for FMN and NADH (19). We do not know its significance to our phenotype. Finally, we speculate that RutC, a member of a family of proteins without a clearly defined function (32), reduces the peracid of aminoacrylate to aminoacrylate, the substrate for RutD (Fig. We determine the products of the RutB reaction and show that RutA/F and RutB are sufficient to release both moles of ammonium from the pyrimidine ring in vitro. The latter finding indicated that the product is not a 7-member ring compound in which oxygen is inserted between N-3 and C-4 (analogous to the Baeyer-Villiger rearrangement observed with cyclohexanone [40]), as did its mass (Fig. The first three enzymes of the process are all coded by the same gene in CAD which consists of carbamoyl phosphate synthetase II, aspartate carbamoyltransferase and dihydroorotase. Identifications of mutations in strains NCM4139, NCM4299, NCM4300, and NCM4384.An 11-kbp deletion beginning in the mioC gene was first found in strain NCM4384 based on tiling microarray data from Roche Nimblegen (23). For complete 13C spectra of the product, the carrier and spectral width were set to 127 ppm and 130 ppm, respectively, and the final digital resolution was approximately 6 Hz/point. Of the three, the Pyd pathway is the most widespread in bacteria and has been studied in Escherichia coli B(6). The RutF protein was not well overexpressed and was assayed only in extracts. NMR evidence that RutA cleaves the uracil ring between N-3 and C-4 and incorporates O from O2 at C-4. Presumably, the initial products are carbamate and aminoacrylate, which are known to hydrolyze spontaneously. The medium and grew poorly at room temperature. increased 5-fold peracid of aminoacrylate ms.liquid spectrometry! 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