Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. (B) The spectrum is as in panel A, except that [13C-4, C-5]uracil was used, the RutA reaction mixtures were bubbled with 18O2 or 16O2, and then equal volumes were combined. The 13C carrier frequency and spectral width were set to 164 ppm and 25 ppm, respectively. Pyrimidine Biosynthesis 1. 1 A upper pathway). + remained the same but the yield of 3-hydroxypropionate was greatly reduced (Table 4), possibly due to the formation of adducts by malonic semialdehyde (17). The correctness of all deletions was confirmed by sequencing. - After Pyrimidine biosynthesis, the newly synthesized molecules undergo degradation after a certain period. Finally, overexpression of N-ethylmaleimide reductase allows an ntrB(Con) strain, which expresses the rut operon at high levels, to grow on pyrimidines as the sole nitrogen source at 37°C (although not as well as the UpBCon2 strain; see Results). 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 infer that RutA catalyzes synthesis of ureidoacrylate peracid (see text). Cells were harvested and frozen at −80°C until use. (YdfG also oxidizes serine, and its best substrate is l-allo-threonine.) We propose that it be called pyrimidine oxygenase. 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. The spectrum was recorded on an Avance II 900-MHz instrument equipped with a CPTXI cryoprobe using the C_CO_N HSQC pulse sequence supplied by Bruker-Biospin, Inc. The aminoacrylate would hydrolyze spontaneously to ammonium and malonic semiadehyde, accounting for the second mole of ammonium. 2 However, some organisms, such as baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, cannot degrade pyrimidines at all. 6). Second, cell extracts of various E. coli strains yielded at most a trace of RutA/F product in vitro (Fig. This indicated that RutD, like RutC, did not act on carbamate but rather on the 3-carbon intermediate released from the uracil ring. 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). In bacteria and in some fungi, URC1 and URC4 are linked on the genome together with the gene for uracil phosphoribosyltransferase (URC6). FAD worked much less well than FMN, and NADPH worked much less well than NADH. Wild-type E. coli K-12 can use uridine as the sole nitrogen source at temperatures up to 22°C but not higher. Four of them, URC3,5, URC6, and URC2 encode urea amidolyase, uracil phosphoribosyltransferase, and a putative transcription factor, respectively. 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. 4A). In the ntrB(Con) background, where levels of Rut enzymes are elevated, addition of uridine (5 mM) to the medium inhibited growth on ammonium (5 mM) at 37°C (doubling time increased from 2 to 3 h), indicating that a toxic intermediate(s) of the Rut pathway probably accumulated. A 1D carbon spectrum showed that splitting of the 13C-4 signal by 15N-3 was lost in the product, whereas splitting by 13C-5 was retained. Identification of mutations that suppress ΔrutE and/or allow growth on uridine at 37°C, Suppression of rutE and ydfG by increased expression of NemA or RibB. 1). (B) Peracid of ureidoacrylate. Growth and toxicity studies.Growth studies were done in N− C− minimal medium containing uridine or thymidine as the sole nitrogen source with 0.4% glycerol as the carbon source (31). The reaction was allowed to proceed for 12 h at room temperature, after which 1 ml of 1 M NaOH was added, and the solution was lyophilized to dryness. 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. Samples in lanes 1 and 2 are from controls with no enzyme, and the sample in lane 3 contained a mixture of unlabeled thymine (T), uracil (U), and barbituric acid (B), which were detected by UV absorbance and have been circled. Bioinformatic predictions were that the RutA protein was a monooxygenase with alkane sulfonate monooxygenase as its closest homologue and that the RutF protein was a flavin reductase with the HpaC protein, which functions in the oxidation of 4-hydroxyphenylacetate in E. coli W, as its closest homologue (13, 19, 31). S4 in the supplemental material). 6). In eukaryotes, degradation of uracil has been believed to proceed only via the reduction to dihydrouracil. Finally, the rut operons in the two Alteromonas species for which whole genome sequences are available contain not only rutE but also the gene for an additional enzyme predicted to detoxify malonic semialdehyde by oxidizing it rather than reducing it (malonate semialdehyde/methyl malonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase, which would oxidize malonic semialdehyde to acetyl-S-coenzyme A [CoA]) (32, 50) (see Table S2 in the supplemental material). S1 in the supplemental material). ASM journals are the most prominent publications in the field, delivering up-to-date and authoritative coverage of both basic and clinical microbiology. Biochemical studies of RutE will be particularly interesting because flavoenzymes generally participate in oxidation of alcohols rather than reduction of aldehydes (24). One of the rutE suppressors (NCM4299) had a frameshift lesion early in the nemR gene that should result in truncation of the NemR protein after 65 amino acids (Table 6). Although the product of the RutA/F reaction appears to result from hydrolytic cleavage at the same position, this is not consistent with the requirements for the reaction or with transfer of oxygen to C-4 from molecular O2. 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. The presence of the correct product was confirmed by comparing 1H-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) chemical shifts and coupling constants in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) with published values (16). All of the findings were in agreement with ureidoacrylate as the product. Like members of the greater nitroreductase family, RutE is believed to use FMN as a cofactor. (Lactic acid is 2-hydroxypropionic acid.) Protein concentrations were determined using the Micro bicinchoninic acid (BCA) protein assay kit (Thermo Scientific, IL). Before use, it was diluted in 20 mM phosphate buffer (pH 7) containing 1 mM dithiothreitol (DTT). Finally, we obtained mass spectral data on the RutA/F product prepared from 18O2 and a 50:50 mixture of 13C/15N-labeled and unlabeled uracil. (Suppression of ydfG was better at 37°C, and suppression of rutE was better 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). 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. 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]). Using E. coli K-12 strain MG1655 as a reference strain for the assembly of each of the four genomes, Roche provided tables of differences between each strain and MG1655. We thank the NSF (BBS 01-19304) and NIH (RR15756) for funding for the 800-MHz NMR and BBS 87-20134 for funding for the 600-MHz NMR. NMR chemical shifts of the RutA product are identical to those of synthetic ureidoacrylate, NMR chemical shifts and coupling constantsa of ureidoacrylate are identical to the published values. 2A and B) (data for other strains not shown): rather, as radiolabeled uracil (C-2 or C-6) was consumed, the products of the RutB reaction appeared, indicating that hydrolysis by RutB was much faster than the RutA/F reaction. This regulation ensures that a balanced supply of purines and pyrimidines exists for RNA and synthesis. Neither of the suppressor lesions was identified because we were not aware that they were present until we reconstructed a correct rutD deletion (rutC (B) Products from [14C-6]uracil (lanes 1 to 3) or [14C-2]uracil (lanes 4 to 6) in the presence of RutA (lanes 2 and 5) or RutA and RutB (lanes 3 and 6). 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. For the peroxy form, a gradient of 0 to 50% methanol over 20 min was used. Comparison of Rut pathway products (E. coli K-12) to those of other pyrimidine catabolic pathways. An additional pathway (not shown) has recently been proposed in Saccharomyces kluyveri (1). 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. Presumably the direct products are aminoacrylate and carbamate, both of which hydrolyze spontaneously. Pyrimidines are nucleic acids and the products of pyrimidine degradation are water-soluble. The UpBCon 1 strain (NCM4384) grows poorly at room temperature, and hence we generally studied its ability to catabolize pyrimidines at 37°C. Neither genome carries a ydfG gene. 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. In plants, the pyrimidine bases, uracil, and thymine, derived from uridine monophosphate and deoxythymidine‐5'‐monophosphate are directly catabolized by a reductive degradation pathway. Animal cells degrade pyrimidine nucleotides (Pyrimidine Catabolism Pathway) to their component bases. S4 in the supplemental material). MS.Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS) data were obtained using an Agilent 1200 liquid chromatograph coupled to an LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometer. It is required for growth on uridine as the sole nitrogen source in both the wild-type and ntrB(Con) backgrounds (Table 7; see Fig. In vivo the absence of YdfG results in a growth defect or failure to grow on uridine as the sole nitrogen source in different genetic backgrounds, indicating that E. coli K-12 requires YdfG despite the fact that both moles of ammonium have already been released from the pyrimidine ring before it acts. Formation of ammonia was monitored by coupling to the glutamate dehydrogenase reaction and measuring NADPH oxidation (ammonia assay kit; Sigma, St. Louis, MO). It directly cleaves the uracil ring between N-3 and C-4 to yield ureidoacrylate, as established by both nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. They were suspended at ∼0.1 g wet weight/ml in 20 mM phosphate buffer (pH 7) and were disrupted as described above. The Orbitrap mass spectrometer was operated in positive-mode electrospray ionization with a mass resolution of 30,000. 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. Apparently no other flavin reductase can substitute for RutF in vivo. Like RutC and RutD, RutE was required for growth on uridine in vivo, although it was not required for release of ammonium from pyrimidine rings in vitro. The product C-4 resonance also exhibits an 18O isotope shift of −0.02 ppm, indicating that oxygen was incorporated at this position. NMR evidence that RutA cleaves the uracil ring between N-3 and C-4 and incorporates O from O2 at C-4. 18O + H]+ (calculated value, 133.0494); m/z 139.0565 corresponds to [13C4H6 Alternatively, or in addition, elevated expression of the rut operon in an ntrB(Con) strain may allow it to rely on a constitutively expressed transporter(s). In vivo it yields 2 mol of utilizable nitrogen per mol of uracil or thymine and 1 mol of 3-hydroxypropionic acid or 2-methyl 3-hydroxypropionic acid, respectively, as a waste product (Fig. Based on our in vitro results, this was expected for strains carrying lesions in rutA but not necessarily for strains carrying rutF lesions because RutF can be replaced in vitro by the flavin reductase Fre. The UpBCon1 strain had also acquired the deletion around mioC discussed above. Forcing their use as the sole nitrogen source at any temperature is a trick of the experimentalist. Requirement for YdfG in vivo.We constructed strains carrying nonpolar deletions in ydfG in the three backgrounds described above. 6). The Rut Pathway for Pyrimidine Degradation: Novel Chemistry and Toxicity Problems † Kwang-Seo Kim,1‡ Jeffrey G. Pelton, 2§‡ William B. Inwood,1 Ulla Andersen, ¶ Sydney Kustu,1* and David E. Wemmer 2 Departments of Plant and Microbial Biology1 and Chemistry,2 University of … 3B) indicated that the product is not N-hydroxyureidoacrylate, as did evidence that N-3 was converted to NH2 (see Fig. This hints that large amounts of reduced flavin may also be able to drive reduction of malonic semialdehyde in vivo, either per se or through an unidentified enzyme(s). The third product from uracil is β-alanine, and that from thymine is β-aminoisobutyric acid. The six membered pyrimidine ring is made first and then attached to ribose phosphate. 16O2 Antiparasitic activity of these analogs is dependent on their activation by salvage-pathway enzymes. 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. S5 in the supplemental material) and that it may use the XC107XXC110 motif adjacent to its invariant R105 to reduce the peracid to the carboxylic acid (aminoacrylate). Since ydfG is the only gene in its operon, it was not necessary to delete it unless kanamycin sensitivity was required. Carbamate and aminoacrylate, which hydrolyze spontaneously, are the presumed intermediates. For the ureidoacrylate compounds, an isocratic gradient of 10% acetonitrile, 89% water, and 1% formic acid was used. Purine Degradation Pathway Guanine --> xanthine. Identifications of mutations in strains NCM4139, NCM4299, NCM4300, and NCM4384. 6). We postulate that ureidoacrylate peracid is the primary substrate for RutB (see text). Reaction mixtures contained 200 mM Tris (pH 8.5), 1 mM NADP, 12 μg YdfG, and 0.5 M l-serine or 3-hydroxypropionic acid in a total volume of 400 μl. 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). Although both of the rutE suppressors also carried a large deletion around mioC, which encodes a mysterious FMN binding protein (Table 6) (7), this deletion was not present in the UpBCon2 strain. Formation of malonic semialdehyde was assayed by coupling to YdfG (18). Accurate mass measurements of product prepared from a mixture of 13C/15N-labeled and unlabeled uracil but with 16O2 confirmed the presence of this species, which appeared to be the peracid of ureidoacrylate (Fig. (Intact NemR is 171 amino acids.) At 37°C, it obtained both nitrogens from uridine in usable form and excreted 1 mol/mol of 3-hydroxypropionic acid into the medium (see Table S1 in the supplemental material) (31). After zero-filling twice in the 13C dimension, the digital resolution was 16 Hz/point. 2 A) (data not shown). - The NemA gene codes for the flavoprotein N-ethylmaleimide reductase, also referred to as the “old yellow enzyme” of E. coli (55). 5C). Structurally, RutC family proteins are trimers with binding clefts for small ligands at monomer interfaces (53). The final resolutions were 4.4 Hz and 15.6 Hz in the 13C and 15N dimensions, respectively. We obtained suppressors of rutE in the ntrB(Con) background but not in the wild-type background. Purine Degradation Pathway Hypoxanthine --> xanthine Xanthine --> uric acid. 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 13C and 1H shifts for the RutA/F product were the same as those for synthetic ureidoacrylate (Table 2), and the 1H shifts and J couplings of the synthetic compound agreed well with published values (Table 3). Names of enzymes catalysing each reaction are given with the AGI locus and gene name. We use a variety of approaches other than biochemical assays to explore the functions of RutC, -D, and -E. Although these proteins are not required in vitro, they are required in vivo for growth on uridine as the sole nitrogen source and appear to accelerate removal of toxic intermediates in the Rut pathway or their by-products. 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. 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. + was released. ... Pyrimidine Denovo Synthesis OPRT and/or OMP decarboxylase No orate --> UDP Increased oritic acid and decreased pyrimidines --> decreased RBC's. The carbamate would in turn hydrolyze spontaneously to ammonium and CO2, thus accounting for production of 1 mol of ammonium and loss of label from C-2 (46, 47). As explained in the Discussion, we speculate that toxicity is due to accumulation of the peracid of aminoacrylate. Likewise, strain NCM4969 [ΔnemR ΔydfG ntrB(Con)] grew faster than strain NCM4714, with which it was congenic. This work was supported by NIH grant GM38361 to S.K. Malonic semialdehyde appears to be toxic. Mass spectrometric evidence that RutA yields ureidoacrylate and a trace of its peracid. The 3-hydoxypropionic acid (NH4+ salt; 138 mg/ml) was kindly provided by Hans Liao (Cargill Corporation, Minneapolis, MN). 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. Label from C-6 smeared near the origin. A combination of genetic and analytical chemistry methods demonstrates that uridine monophosphate and urea are intermediates, and 3-hydroxypropionic acid, ammonia and carbon dioxide the final products of degradation. Six loci, named URC1–6 (for uracil catabolism), are involved in the novel catabolic pathway. Totals of 8,192 points and 120 points were collected in the 13C and 15N dimensions, respectively. 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. Thank you for sharing this Journal of Bacteriology article. The first committed step is the reaction of PRPP, glutamine and water to 5'-phosphoribosylamine (PRA), glutamate , and pyrophosphate - catalyzed by amidophosphoribosyltransferase , which is activated by PRPP and inhibited by AMP , GMP and IMP . The gene products of URC1 and URC4 are highly conserved proteins with so far unknown functions and they are present in a variety of prokaryotes and fungi. In the presence of cell extract, FMN, and NADH, [14C]uracil labeled at C-6 or C-2 was consumed (Fig. This superpathway includes the so-called "reductive pathway", in which pyrimidine nucleobases are reduced to a β amino acid, CO 2 and ammonia. The pathway proceeds in three sequential enzymatic steps. The reductive pyrimidine catabolic pathway is the most widespread pathway for pyrimidine degradation in bacteria, enabling assimilation of nitrogen for growth. Pyrimidine bases are the central precursors for RNA and DNA, and their intracellular pools are determined by de novo, salvage and catabolic pathways. The N-3 pyrimidine nitrogen (light highlighting) is also released as 1). m/z 147.0396 corresponds to [C4H6N2O4 + H]+ (calculated value, 147.0400); m/z 153.0471 corresponds to [13C4H6 Roche 454 deep sequencing (20- to 30-fold coverage) allowed us to identify the remaining mutations. • Pyrimidne synthesis is a de novo synthesis pathway involving six step reactions. It did not require the deletion around mioC. 5B and Table 4; see Fig. In the latter connection, it will be interesting to determine the identities of rutC and rutD suppressors, for which tools are now available (see Materials and Methods), and to understand why a rutC strain and rutD suppressors go off the pathway and excrete less than the usual amount of 3-hydroxypropionic acid into the medium (see Table S1 in the supplemental material). Unless stated otherwise, they were done at room temperature (≤22°C). −, and malonic semialdehyde (3-oxopropionate) from ureidoacrylate. 5A and Fig. 5B). 4B and 5A). We do not know how this affects RutC activity. Data in the 15N dimension were increased to 256 points by linear prediction and subsequently to 512 points by zero-filling. Whether the Rut pathway is also used to decrease the internal free pool concentrations of pyrimidines under nitrogen-limiting conditions and/or to generate toxic intermediates that help slow the growth of E. coli in a coordinated way are intriguing possibilities that remain to be explored. Moreover, a carbon-nitrogen HSQC spectrum on product labeled with 13C and 15N but not 18O indicated that N-3 had been converted to NH2 (see Fig. Pyrimidine synthesis is controlled at the first committed step. Whereas YdfG uses NADPH as a cofactor, RutE is predicted to be a flavoprotein (9, 27). Like RutC, RutD was not required for release of ammonium in vitro but was required for growth on pyrimidines as the sole nitrogen source in vivo in the two backgrounds we tested (Table 5). In the latter case, peaks were strong enough that both the 13C/15N-labeled and unlabeled species containing two atoms of 16O were observed. We found that the mioC deletion had apparently been acquired when the rutE::Kan lesion was introduced into the ntrB(Con) background (but not the wild-type background) by phage P1-mediated transduction. After the change to rutC was corrected, rutD::Kan was introduced into a ΔrutC strain (Table 1) (11) and used to generate correct rutD deletions in different backgrounds. Finally, NMR spectroscopy indicated that the product obtained from the RutA/F (Fre) reaction in vitro is identical to chemically synthesized ureidoacrylate (Tables 2 and 3 and Fig. 3B) (16). The first enzyme is CPLX66-390, catalyzes the reversible reduction of URACIL to DI-H-URACIL [PMID: 14705962]. Although our work did not address the specific role of FMN, it is plausible that flavin hydroperoxide, a well-known intermediate in related reactions (40), would participate (37). The rut (pyrimidine utilization) operon of Escherichia coli K-12 contains seven genes (rutA to -G) (31, 38). 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