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Systematic name YML106W
Gene name URA5
Aliases PYR5
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr XIII:56773..57453
Primary SGDID S000004574

Description of YML106W: Major orotate phosphoribosyltransferase (OPRTase) isozyme that catalyzes the fifth enzymatic step in de novo biosynthesis of pyrimidines, converting orotate into orotidine-5'-phosphate; minor OPRTase encoded by URA10[1][2][3][4]


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  1. Schmidt R, et al. (1979) Purification and characterization of the hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Eur J Biochem 93(2):355-61 SGD PMID 371963
  2. Umezu K, et al. (1971) Purification and properties of orotidine-5'-phosphate pyrophosphorylase and orotidine-5'-phosphate decarboxylase from baker's yeast. J Biochem 70(2):249-62 SGD PMID 5094209
  3. de Montigny J, et al. (1989) Structure and expression of the URA5 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol Gen Genet 215(3):455-62 SGD PMID 2651891
  4. de Montigny J, et al. (1990) Cloning and sequencing of URA10, a second gene encoding orotate phosphoribosyl transferase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Curr Genet 17(2):105-11 SGD PMID 2182197

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