Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Polypeptide: carbamoyl phosphate synthetase, α chain

Gene: carA Accession Numbers: EG10134 (EcoCyc), b0032, ECK0033

Synonyms: arg, cap, pyrA, α chain, small chain

Regulation Summary Diagram: ?

Regulation summary diagram for carA

Component of: carbamoyl phosphate synthetase (extended summary available)

In E. coli, the small subunit encoded by carA gene is the amidotransferase component of the enzyme. It hydrolyzes glutamine to glutamate and ammonia. The small subunit contains a catalytic triad (Cys269, His353 and Glu355) situated between the two structural domains [Thoden99]. The small subunit is protected from proteolysis by the large subunit [Mareya95]. The mechanism for glutamine hydrolysis on the small subunit requires the participation of an essential sulfhydryl group for the formation of a thioester intermediate [Rubino87].

Gene Citations: [Gigot80, Crabeel80, Shimada07]

Locations: cytosol

Map Position: [29,651 -> 30,799] (0.64 centisomes, 2°)
Length: 1149 bp / 382 aa

Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 41.431 kD (from nucleotide sequence)

pI: 6.3

Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0000118 , CGSC:936 , DIP:DIP-35412N , EchoBASE:EB0132 , EcoGene:EG10134 , EcoliWiki:b0032 , Entrez-gene:949025 , ModBase:P0A6F1 , OU-Microarray:b0032 , PortEco:carA , PR:PRO_000022247 , Pride:P0A6F1 , Protein Model Portal:P0A6F1 , RefSeq:NP_414573 , RegulonDB:EG10134 , SMR:P0A6F1 , String:511145.b0032 , UniProt:P0A6F1

Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR002474 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR006274 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR017926 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR029062 , PDB:Structure:1A9X , PDB:Structure:1BXR , PDB:Structure:1C30 , PDB:Structure:1C3O , PDB:Structure:1CE8 , PDB:Structure:1CS0 , PDB:Structure:1JDB , PDB:Structure:1KEE , PDB:Structure:1M6V , PDB:Structure:1T36 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF00117 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF00988 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS51273 , Smart:IN-FAMILY:SM01097

In Paralogous Gene Group: 9 (5 members)

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Genetic Regulation Schematic: ?

Genetic regulation schematic for carA

GO Terms:

Biological Process: GO:0006207 - 'de novo' pyrimidine nucleobase biosynthetic process Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a, Pierard64]
GO:0006526 - arginine biosynthetic process Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA12, UniProtGOA11a, GOA06, Pierard64]
GO:0006541 - glutamine metabolic process Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, GOA06, Mullins91]
GO:0000050 - urea cycle Inferred by computational analysis [Gaudet10]
GO:0006221 - pyrimidine nucleotide biosynthetic process Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, GOA06]
GO:0008652 - cellular amino acid biosynthetic process Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0044205 - 'de novo' UMP biosynthetic process Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA12]
Molecular Function: GO:0005515 - protein binding Inferred from experiment [Rajagopala14, Marsh13, Thoden98, Thoden99a, Thoden99b, Thoden02, Butland05]
GO:0000166 - nucleotide binding Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0004088 - carbamoyl-phosphate synthase (glutamine-hydrolyzing) activity Inferred by computational analysis [GOA06, GOA01, GOA01a]
GO:0005524 - ATP binding Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, GOA06]
GO:0016874 - ligase activity Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
Cellular Component: GO:0005737 - cytoplasm Inferred from experiment [Guillou89]
GO:0005829 - cytosol Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [DiazMejia09, Ishihama08, LopezCampistrou05, Lasserre06]
GO:0005951 - carbamoyl-phosphate synthase complex Inferred from experiment [Trotta74]

MultiFun Terms: metabolism biosynthesis of building blocks amino acids arginine
metabolism biosynthesis of building blocks nucleotides pyrimidine biosynthesis

Essentiality data for carA knockouts: ?

Growth Medium Growth? T (°C) O2 pH Osm/L Growth Observations
LB enriched Yes 37 Aerobic 6.95   Yes [Gerdes03, Comment 1]
LB Lennox Yes 37 Aerobic 7   Yes [Baba06, Comment 2]
M9 medium with 0.4% glucose No 37 Aerobic 7.2 0.27 No [Patrick07, Comment 3]
M9 medium with 1% glycerol No 37 Aerobic 7.2 0.35 No [Joyce06]
MOPS medium with 0.4% glucose No 37 Aerobic 7.2 0.22 No [Baba06, Comment 2]
No [Feist07, Comment 4]

Subunit of: carbamoyl phosphate synthetase

Subunit composition of carbamoyl phosphate synthetase = [CarB]2[CarA]2
         carbamoyl phosphate synthetase, β chain = CarB (summary available)
         carbamoyl phosphate synthetase, α chain = CarA (summary available)

Carbamoyl phosphate synthetase from E. coli catalyzes the first committed step in the separate biosynthetic pathways for the production of arginine, and pyrimidine nucleotides. The enzyme is an α,β-heterodimer consisting of a small amidotransferase subunit complexed to a larger synthetase subunit. The small subunit, encoded by carA gene hydrolyzes glutamine to glutamate and ammonia. The large subunit, encoded by carB gene binds the two required molecules of MgATP and catalyzes the two required phosphorylation events. The small subunit contains a catalytic triad (Cys269, His353 and Glu355) situated between the two structural domains. The large subunit consists of four structural units: the carboxyphosphate synthetic component, the oligomerization domain, the carbamoyl phosphate synthetic component and the allosteric domain [Thoden99].

The enzyme contains a total of three separate active sites that are connected by an intramolecular tunnel. The small subunit harbors one of these active sites. Two molecular tunnels connect the three active sites contained within the small and large subunits. The ammonia tunnel extends from the active site of the small subunit to the active site of the carboxy phosphate domain of the large subunit. The carbamate tunnel connects the two active sites within the large subunit [Thoden04].

The active sites of the enzyme are very resistant toward changes in nucleotide specificity, most likely owing to the presence of the K+-binding loop that prevents binding of GTP. Mutations at positions 144 and 690 interfere with access of substrate to the active sites [Kothe04].

Site directed mutagenesis showed that either a C269G or C269S mutation results in loss of all of the glutamine-dependent synthesis of carbamoylphosphate though the enzyme still retains the ability to use ammonia as the nitrogen source [Rubino87]. Mutagenesis of residues Glu783, Glu892 and Thr1042 that had been shown by crystallography to interact with bound ornithine demonstrated their importance for ornithine binding and provided insight into the mechanism of allosteric control of enzyme activity [Rochera02]. Site-directed mutagenesis studies also suggested that Cys269 and His353 of the conserved catalytic triad in the glutamine aminotransferase site may function as a catalytic dyad [Hart08]. The transfer of ammonia through the ammonia tunnel in this enzyme was investigated using a combination of molecular dynamics simulations and experimental characterization of mutations [Fan09]. This approach was also used to characterize the transport of carbamate through the large subunit of this enzyme [Lund10]. In another mutagenesis study, substiturion of six intrinsic tryptophan residues in the enzyme with tyrosine created a tryptophan-free variant. Subsequent substitutions of individual tryptophan residues at each site allowed their use as fluoresence probes to study conformational changes [Johnson07].

The large subunit contains the sites for the allosteric activators (NH4+, IMP, ornithine) and the inhibitor UMP [Trotta74]. Two residues, serine 948 and threonine 1042, appear crucial for allosteric regulation of the enzyme [Delannay99].

Last-Curated ? 30-Mar-2011 by Fulcher C , SRI International

Enzymatic reaction of: carbamoyl phosphate synthetase

Synonyms: carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase (glutamine-hydrolysing), glutamine-dependent carbamoyl-phosphate synthase, GD-CPSase, carbon-dioxide:L-glutamine amido-ligase (ADP-forming,carbamate-phosphorylating)

EC Number:

2 ATP + L-glutamine + hydrogen carbonate + H2O <=> carbamoyl-phosphate + L-glutamate + 2 ADP + phosphate + 2 H+

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

The reaction is physiologically favored in the direction shown.

In Pathways: L-glutamine degradation I , superpathway of arginine and polyamine biosynthesis , superpathway of histidine, purine, and pyrimidine biosynthesis , superpathway of pyrimidine deoxyribonucleotides de novo biosynthesis , superpathway of pyrimidine ribonucleotides de novo biosynthesis , L-arginine biosynthesis I (via L-ornithine) , UMP biosynthesis

The enzyme catalyzes the assembly of carbamoyl phosphate via a mechanism that requires at least four separate chemical reactions: phosphorylation of bicarbonate to carboxyphosphate; hydrolysis of glutamine to glutamate and ammonia; a nucleophilic attack of ammonia on carboxyphosphate yielding carbamate; and finally the phosphorylation of carbamate forming carbamoyl phosphate [Thoden99].

In addition to the Mg+2 needed to complex with the nucleotide substrate, free Mg+2 is an absolute requirement for activity. Other ions also bind at the divalent cation site and the nucleotide site [Raushel79].

In vitro the enzyme also catalyzed ATP synthesis from carbamoyl-phosphate and ADP in the reverse direction [Guillou92].

Cofactors or Prosthetic Groups: Mg2+ [Comment 5, Raushel79]

Alternative Cofactors for Mg2+: Mn2+ , Co2+ , Cd2+ , Zn2+

Activators (Allosteric): ammonium [Anderson77, Trotta74] , IMP [Anderson77, Trotta74] , L-ornithine [Anderson77, Trotta74]

Activators (Unknown Mechanism): K+ [Thoden99]

Inhibitors (Allosteric): UMP [Trotta74]

Inhibitors (Competitive): cyanate [Helmward89, Comment 6]

Inhibitors (Unknown Mechanism): acivicin [Helmward89] , 6-diazo-5-oxo-norvaline [Helmward89] , 6-diazo-5-oxonorleucine [Helmward89, Khedouri66] , L-azaserine [Helmward89, Khedouri66] , L-2-amino-4-oxo-5-chloropentanoate [Helmward89, Khedouri66]

Primary Physiological Regulators of Enzyme Activity: IMP , L-ornithine , UMP

Kinetic Parameters:

Km (μM)
kcat (sec-1)
kcat/Km (sec-1 μM-1)
[Lund10, BRENDA14]
[Kim04, BRENDA14]
[Rishavy00, BRENDA14]
361.0, 890.0, 910.0, 1075.0, 1490.0, 1860.0
[Eroglu02, BRENDA14]
[Hart08, BRENDA14]
[SaeedKothe03, BRENDA14]
220.0, 320.0
[Yefimenko05, BRENDA14]
[Johnson07, BRENDA14]
51.0, 240.0
0.071, 0.015
[Lund10, BRENDA14]
5.0, 29.0
0.81, 0.14
[Kothe04, BRENDA14]
[Hart08, BRENDA14]
50.0, 60.0
2.2, 6.8
0.044, 0.14, 0.037, 0.11
[SaeedKothe03, BRENDA14]
430.0, 460.0
3.35, 8.0
0.0078, 0.019, 0.0073, 0.017
[Sahay98, BRENDA14]
hydrogen carbonate
1330.0, 1900.0
[Yefimenko05, BRENDA14]
hydrogen carbonate

pH(opt): 4.2 [BRENDA14, Rishavy00], 7.8 [BRENDA14, Meister89], 9.3 [BRENDA14, Rishavy00], 9.5 [BRENDA14, Meister89]

Sequence Features

Protein sequence of carbamoyl phosphate synthetase, alpha chain with features indicated

Feature Class Location Citations Comment
Protein-Segment 1 -> 189
UniProt: CPSase; Sequence Annotation Type: region of interest;
Conserved-Region 193 -> 380
UniProt: Glutamine amidotransferase type-1;
Active-Site 269
UniProt: Nucleophile; Non-Experimental Qualifier: by similarity;
Active-Site 353
UniProt: Non-Experimental Qualifier: by similarity;
Active-Site 355
UniProt: Non-Experimental Qualifier: by similarity;

Gene Local Context (not to scale): ?

Gene local context diagram

Transcription Units:

Transcription-unit diagram

Transcription-unit diagram

Transcription-unit diagram


10/20/97 Gene b0032 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG10134; confirmed by SwissProt match.


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Other References Related to Gene Regulation

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