5'-phosphoribosyl-5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide (AICAR) + 10-formyltetrahydrofolate => 5'-phosphoribosyl-5-formaminoimidazole-4-carboxamide (FAICAR) + tetrahydrofolate

Stable Identifier
R-GGA-419254
Type
Reaction
Species
Gallus gallus
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Summation

The phosphoribosylaminoimidazolecarboxamide formyltransferase activity of cytosolic ATIC (bifunctional purine biosynthesis protein PURH) catalyzes the reaction of 5'-phosphoribosyl-5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide (AICAR) and 10-formyltetrahydrofolate to form 5'-phosphoribosyl-5-formaminoimidazole-4-carboxamide (FAICAR) and tetrahydrofolate. The chicken protein has been purified and characterized biochemically (Muellerand Benkovic 1981); structural studies indicate that it occurs as a homodimer (Greasley et al. 2001).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
11323713 Crystal structure of a bifunctional transformylase and cyclohydrolase enzyme in purine biosynthesis

Greasley, SE, Horton, P, Ramcharan, J, Beardsley, GP, Benkovic, SJ, Wilson, IA

Nat Struct Biol 2001
7470484 On the purification and mechanism of action of 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide-ribonucleotide transformylase from chicken liver

Mueller, WT, Benkovic, SJ

Biochemistry 1981
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Catalyst Activity
Title
phosphoribosylaminoimidazolecarboxamide formyltransferase activity of ATIC dimer [cytosol]
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