|Gene:||murI||Accession Numbers: EG11204 (EcoCyc), b3967, ECK3959|
Synonyms: yijA, dga, glr
Physiological concentrations of UDP-N-acetylmuramyl-L-Ala, the second substrate of the subsequent reaction in peptidoglycan biosynthesis, specifically activates the enzyme [Doublet94]. It was suggested that the unique N terminus of MurI is required for activation [Ho95]; however, an N-terminally truncated enzyme is still activated by UDP-N-acetylmuramyl-L-Ala [Doublet96]. Site-directed mutagenesis of the two conserved cysteine residues showed that they are essential for enzymatic activity, suggesting that they are involved in the two-base reaction mechanism [Ho95, Doublet96].
Evidence regarding the quarternary structure of MurI was contradictory: [Yoshimura93] reported a homodimer, while [Doublet94] report that the enzyme is monomeric. A crystal structure of MurI in complex with UDP-N-acetylmuramyl-L-Ala has been solved at 1.9 Å resolution and shows a monomer. The activator binds in a hinge region opposite to the catalytically active site [Lundqvist07].
A D-glutamate-requiring strain first isolated in the E. coli B background carries two independent mutations, one in the glutamate transporter GltS and a second in MurI [Dougherty93, Doublet93]. murI is an essential gene [Doublet93, Baliko93].
Peptide inhibitors of glutamate racemase activity have been identified [Kim00d].
Dga: "D-glutamate auxotrophy"
Glr: "glutamate racemase" [Yoshimura93]
|Map Position: [4,163,451 -> 4,164,308] (89.74 centisomes, 323°)||Length: 858 bp / 285 aa|
Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 31.002 kD (from nucleotide sequence), 31.0 kD (experimental) [Doublet93 ]
Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0012989 , CGSC:29401 , DIP:DIP-10283N , EchoBASE:EB1189 , EcoGene:EG11204 , EcoliWiki:b3967 , Mint:MINT-1222611 , ModBase:P22634 , OU-Microarray:b3967 , PortEco:murI , PR:PRO_000023319 , Pride:P22634 , Protein Model Portal:P22634 , RefSeq:NP_418402 , RegulonDB:EG11204 , SMR:P22634 , String:511145.b3967 , UniProt:P22634
Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR001920 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR004391 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR015942 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR018187 , Panther:IN-FAMILY:PTHR21198 , PDB:Structure:2JFN , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF01177 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS00923 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS00924
|Biological Process:||GO:0009252 - peptidoglycan biosynthetic process
[UniProtGOA12, UniProtGOA11a, GOA06, GOA01a, Doublet93]
GO:0006807 - nitrogen compound metabolic process [GOA01a]
GO:0008152 - metabolic process [GOA01a]
GO:0008360 - regulation of cell shape [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0071555 - cell wall organization [UniProtGOA11a]
|Molecular Function:||GO:0008881 - glutamate racemase activity
[GOA06, GOA01, GOA01a, Doublet94]
GO:0016853 - isomerase activity [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0016855 - racemase and epimerase activity, acting on amino acids and derivatives [GOA01a]
GO:0036361 - racemase activity, acting on amino acids and derivatives [GOA01a]
|MultiFun Terms:||cell structure → murein|
|metabolism → biosynthesis of macromolecules (cellular constituents) → murein (peptidoglycan)|
|Growth Medium||Growth?||T (°C)||O2||pH||Osm/L||Growth Observations|
|LB Lennox||No||37||Aerobic||7||No [Baba06, Comment 1]|
Enzymatic reaction of: glutamate racemase
EC Number: 188.8.131.52
The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction of enzyme catalysis.
This reaction is reversible. [Doublet94]
The equilibrium constant of the reaction is 1.1 [Doublet94].
The kinetic constants reported below were measured in the presence of 6.5 µM UDP-N-acetylmuramyl-L-Ala [Ho95].
Primary Physiological Regulators of Enzyme Activity: UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-muramoyl-L-alanine
T(opt): 37 °C [Doublet94]
pH(opt): 7.8 [Doublet94]
Peter D. Karp on Wed Jan 18, 2006:
Gene left-end position adjusted based on analysis performed in the 2005 E. coli annotation update [Riley06 ].
10/20/97 Gene b3967 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG11204; confirmed by SwissProt match.
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Baba06: Baba T, Ara T, Hasegawa M, Takai Y, Okumura Y, Baba M, Datsenko KA, Tomita M, Wanner BL, Mori H (2006). "Construction of Escherichia coli K-12 in-frame, single-gene knockout mutants: the Keio collection." Mol Syst Biol 2;2006.0008. PMID: 16738554
Doublet92: Doublet P, van Heijenoort J, Mengin-Lecreulx D (1992). "Identification of the Escherichia coli murI gene, which is required for the biosynthesis of D-glutamic acid, a specific component of bacterial peptidoglycan." J Bacteriol 1992;174(18);5772-9. PMID: 1355768
Doublet93: Doublet P, van Heijenoort J, Bohin JP, Mengin-Lecreulx D (1993). "The murI gene of Escherichia coli is an essential gene that encodes a glutamate racemase activity." J Bacteriol 1993;175(10);2970-9. PMID: 8098327
Doublet94: Doublet P, van Heijenoort J, Mengin-Lecreulx D (1994). "The glutamate racemase activity from Escherichia coli is regulated by peptidoglycan precursor UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine." Biochemistry 33(17);5285-90. PMID: 8172902
Doublet96: Doublet P, van Heijenoort J, Mengin-Lecreulx D (1996). "Regulation of the glutamate racemase of Escherichia coli investigated by site-directed mutagenesis." Microb Drug Resist 2(1);43-9. PMID: 9158721
Dougherty93: Dougherty TJ, Thanassi JA, Pucci MJ (1993). "The Escherichia coli mutant requiring D-glutamic acid is the result of mutations in two distinct genetic loci." J Bacteriol 175(1);111-6. PMID: 8093236
Ho95: Ho HT, Falk PJ, Ervin KM, Krishnan BS, Discotto LF, Dougherty TJ, Pucci MJ (1995). "UDP-N-acetylmuramyl-L-alanine functions as an activator in the regulation of the Escherichia coli glutamate racemase activity." Biochemistry 1995;34(8);2464-70. PMID: 7873525
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Kim00d: Kim WC, Rhee HI, Park BK, Suk KH, Cha SH (2000). "Isolation of peptide ligands that inhibit glutamate racemase activity from a random phage display library." J Biomol Screen 5(6);435-40. PMID: 11598461
Liu98: Liu L, Yoshimura T, Endo K, Kishimoto K, Fuchikami Y, Manning JM, Esaki N, Soda K (1998). "Compensation for D-glutamate auxotrophy of Escherichia coli WM335 by D-amino acid aminotransferase gene and regulation of murI expression." Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 62(1);193-5. PMID: 9501533
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