InterPro : IPR011784

Name  Sulphate adenylyltransferase, small subunit Short Name  SO4_adenylTrfase_ssu
Type  Family Description  Metabolic assimilation of sulphur from inorganic sulphate, requires sulphate activation by coupling to a nucleoside, for the production of high-energy nucleoside phosphosulphates. This pathway appears to be similar in all prokaryotic organisms. Activation is first achieved through reaction of sulphate with ATP by sulphate adenylyltransferase (ATP sulfurylase) to produce 5'-phosphosulphate (APS), coupled by GTP hydrolysis. Subsequently, APS is phosphorylated by an APS kinase to produce 3'-phosphoadenosine-5'-phosphosulphate (PAPS). In Escherichia coli, ATP sulfurylase is a heterodimer composed of two subunits encoded by cysD and cysN, with APS kinase encoded by cysC. These genes are located in a unidirectionally transcribed gene cluster, and have been shown to be required for the synthesis of sulphur-containing amino acids. Homologous to this E. coli activation pathway are nodPQH gene products found among members of the Rhizobiaceae family. These gene products have been shown to exhibit ATP sulfurase and APS kinase activity, yet are involved in Nod factor sulphation, and sulphation of other macromolecules.

Sequence Features

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InterPro protein domain ID --> Contigs



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2 Contains

Id Name Short Name Type
IPR002500 Phosphoadenosine phosphosulphate reductase PAPS_reduct Domain
IPR014729 Rossmann-like alpha/beta/alpha sandwich fold Rossmann-like_a/b/a_fold Domain

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To cite PlanMine, please refer to the following publication:

Rozanski, A., Moon, H., Brandl, H., Martín-Durán, J. M., Grohme, M., Hüttner, K., Bartscherer, K., Henry, I., & Rink, J. C.
PlanMine 3.0—improvements to a mineable resource of flatworm biology and biodiversity
Nucleic Acids Research, gky1070. doi:10.1093/nar/gky1070 (2018)