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MetaCyc Enzyme: cytidine deaminase

Gene: cdd Accession Numbers: EG10137 (MetaCyc), b2143, ECK2136

Species: Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655

Subunit composition of cytidine deaminase = [Cdd]2

Cytidine deaminase catalyzes the hydrolytic deamination of cytidine and 2'-deoxycytidine to uridine and 2'-deoxyuridine, respectively, in a thermodynamically favorable reaction. 2'-deoxycytidine is a better substrate than cytidine [Ashley84]. The products can undergo phosphorolysis to yield pentose derivatives. This allows cytidine to serve as a sole carbon source [HammerJespersen73].

Crystal structures of the enzyme have been solved, contributing to the understanding of the catalytic mechanism [Betts89, Betts94, Shih96]. Kinetic analysis showed a rapid-equilibrium random uni-bi mechanism [Vita85]. The catalytic mechanism of cytidine deaminase has been studied [Frick89, Carlow95, Carlow96, Xiang96, Carlow98, Carlow98a, Snider00, Snider01, Snider02, Snider02a, Noonan02, Borchers04, Rao05]. The enzyme binds one atom of zinc per subunit [Yang92a]; the zinc-binding motif has been identified [Reizer94b]. Site-directed mutagenesis of the zinc-liganding cysteine residues results in loss of zinc and dramatic reduction in enzymatic activity [Smith94a].

Expression of cdd is induced by cytosine [Josephsen81] and oleic acid [Han08]. Expression is downregulated in an iscS mutant [Mihara08].

Review: [Carter95]

Citations: [Josephsen83, Middendorf84]

Locations: cytosol

Map Position: [2,229,866 -> 2,230,750]

Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 31.54 kD (from nucleotide sequence), 35.0 kD (experimental) [Ashley84 ]

Molecular Weight of Multimer: 54.0 kD (experimental) [Hosono73]

pI: 5.74

Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0007086 , CGSC:932 , DIP:DIP-36169N , EchoBASE:EB0135 , EcoGene:EG10137 , EcoliWiki:b2143 , Mint:MINT-1283574 , ModBase:P0ABF6 , OU-Microarray:b2143 , PortEco:cdd , Pride:P0ABF6 , Protein Model Portal:P0ABF6 , RefSeq:NP_416648 , RegulonDB:EG10137 , SMR:P0ABF6 , String:511145.b2143 , UniProt:P0ABF6

Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR002125 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR006263 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR013171 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR016192 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR016193 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR020797 , Panther:IN-FAMILY:PTHR11644:SF12 , PDB:Structure:1AF2 , PDB:Structure:1ALN , PDB:Structure:1CTT , PDB:Structure:1CTU , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF00383 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF08211 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS00903

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

GO Terms:

Biological Process: GO:0006217 - deoxycytidine catabolic process Inferred from experiment [Ashley84]
GO:0009972 - cytidine deamination Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01, HammerJespersen73]
GO:0015949 - nucleobase-containing small molecule interconversion Inferred from experiment [Cohen71, Cohen71a]
Molecular Function: GO:0001884 - pyrimidine nucleoside binding Inferred from experiment [Vita85]
GO:0004126 - cytidine deaminase activity Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [GOA06, GOA01a, GOA01, Betts89, Cohen71a]
GO:0008270 - zinc ion binding Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [GOA06, GOA01, Yang92a, Betts94]
GO:0042802 - identical protein binding Inferred from experiment [Rajagopala14, Lasserre06]
GO:0042803 - protein homodimerization activity Inferred from experiment [Hosono73]
GO:0047844 - deoxycytidine deaminase activity Inferred from experiment [Ashley84]
GO:0003824 - catalytic activity Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01]
GO:0016787 - hydrolase activity Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11, GOA01]
GO:0046872 - metal ion binding Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11]
Cellular Component: GO:0005829 - cytosol Inferred from experiment [Ishihama08, MunchPetersen76, Lasserre06]

MultiFun Terms: metabolism central intermediary metabolism nucleotide and nucleoside conversions

Imported from EcoCyc 02-Jun-2015 by Paley S , SRI International

Enzymatic reaction of: cytidine deaminase

Synonyms: CDase, CDA, cytidine aminohydrolase

EC Number:

cytidine + H+ + H2O <=> uridine + ammonium

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction of enzyme catalysis.

The reaction is physiologically favored in the direction shown.

Alternative Substrates for cytidine: 5-methylcytidine [Vita85 ] , N4-aminocytidine [Negishi88a ]

In Pathways: superpathway of pyrimidine ribonucleosides salvage , pyrimidine ribonucleosides salvage II , pyrimidine ribonucleosides degradation , pyrimidine ribonucleosides salvage I

Imported from EcoCyc 02-Jun-2015 by Paley S , SRI International

The enzyme was first detected in E. coli strain 15 [Wang50] and characterized from E. coli B [Cohen71a, Cohen71, Evans75, Ashley82, Ashley84]. The sequences of the E. coli K-12 and B REL606 enzymes are 100% identical.

Citations: [Ashley84a]

Cofactors or Prosthetic Groups: Zn2+ [Yang92a]

Inhibitors (Competitive): pyrimidin-2-one-ribonucleoside (Kic = 0.36µM) [Frick89] , 5-fluoropyrimidin-2-one-ribonucleoside (Kic = 0.035µM) [Frick89]

Kinetic Parameters:

Km (μM)

pH(opt): 6-7.5 [Hosono73]

Enzymatic reaction of: deoxycytidine deaminase

Synonyms: deoxycytidine aminohydrolase

EC Number:

2'-deoxycytidine + H+ + H2O <=> 2'-deoxyuridine + ammonium

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction of enzyme catalysis.

The reaction is physiologically favored in the direction shown.

In Pathways: superpathway of pyrimidine deoxyribonucleosides degradation , pyrimidine deoxyribonucleosides degradation

Imported from EcoCyc 02-Jun-2015 by Paley S , SRI International

Cofactors or Prosthetic Groups: Zn2+ [Yang92a]

Inhibitors (Unknown Mechanism): 5-(chloromercuri)cytidine [Ashley84]

Kinetic Parameters:

Km (μM)

Sequence Features

Feature Class Location Citations Comment
Sequence-Conflict 4
[GonzalezGil96, UniProt10b]
UniProt: (in Ref. 9; AA sequence);
Conserved-Region 56 -> 139
UniProt: CMP/dCMP deaminase zinc-binding.
Sequence-Conflict 58 -> 77
[ValentinHansen89, UniProt10b]
UniProt: (in Ref. 6);
Protein-Segment 89 -> 91
UniProt: Substrate binding; Sequence Annotation Type: region of interest;
Metal-Binding-Site 102
UniProt: Zinc; catalytic.
Active-Site 104
UniProt: Proton donor.
Metal-Binding-Site 129
UniProt: Zinc; catalytic.
Metal-Binding-Site 132
UniProt: Zinc; catalytic.

10/20/97 Gene b2143 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG10137; confirmed by SwissProt match.


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