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Systematic name YHL011C
Gene name PRS3
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr VIII:81616..80654
Primary SGDID S000001003

Description of YHL011C: 5-phospho-ribosyl-1(alpha)-pyrophosphate synthetase, synthesizes PRPP, which is required for nucleotide, histidine, and tryptophan biosynthesis; one of five related enzymes, which are active as heteromultimeric complexes[1][2][3]


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  1. Carter AT, et al. (1997) PRS1 is a key member of the gene family encoding phosphoribosylpyrophosphate synthetase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol Gen Genet 254(2):148-56 SGD PMID 9108276
  2. Hernando Y, et al. (1998) PRS5, the fifth member of the phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthetase gene family in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is essential for cell viability in the absence of either PRS1 or PRS3. J Bacteriol 180(23):6404-7 SGD PMID 9829955
  3. Hernando Y, et al. (1999) Genetic analysis and enzyme activity suggest the existence of more than one minimal functional unit capable of synthesizing phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem 274(18):12480-7 SGD PMID 10212224

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