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Chemical reduction of folate and dihydrofolate.

Mutsufumi Kawai

Chemical reduction of folate and dihydrofolate.

by Mutsufumi Kawai

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Published in [Toronto] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vitamin M

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    ContributionsToronto, University.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 161 leaves.
    Number of Pages161
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    Open LibraryOL19044301M

      Folates (B9 vitamins) are essential cofactors in one-carbon metabolism. Since C1 transfer reactions are involved in synthesis of nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and other biomolecules, as well as in epigenetic control, folates are vital for all living organisms. This work presents a complete study of a plant DHFR-TS (dihydrofolate reductase-thymidylate synthase) Cited by: Folate deficiency, also known as vitamin B 9 deficiency, is a low level of folate and derivatives in the body. Signs of folate deficiency are often subtle. A low number of red blood cells (anemia) is a late finding in folate deficiency and folate deficiency anemia is the term given for this medical condition. It is characterized by the appearance of large-sized, abnormal red blood cells Specialty: Endocrinology.

    folate; provitamin utilization; unmetabolized folic acid; vitamin supplements; nutrition; The physiological function of dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) is the reduction of 7,8-dihydrofolate (7,8-DHF) produced in the reaction of thymidylate synthase and possibly by autooxidation of also may aid in the regeneration of tetrahydrobiopterin in endothelial cells . MTX is a nonspecific inhibitor of the dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) of bacteria and cancerous cells as well as normal cells. The inhibition of the DHFR, by preventing the reduction of folic acid, inactive precursor, into tetrahydrofolic acid and then in folinic acid, disturbs the synthesis of purine bases, adenine and guanine, and of a.

      1. Biochemistry. May 26;20(11) Methotrexate and folate binding to dihydrofolate reductase. Separate characterization of the pteridine and p-aminobenzoyl binding sites by resonance Raman by: Thymidylate synthase-dihydrofolate reductase in protozoa. Exp Parasitol. Apr;70(3) PMID ↑ Bolin JT, Filman DJ, Matthews DA, Hamlin RC, Kraut J. Crystal structures of Escherichia coli and Lactobacillus casei dihydrofolate reductase refined at A resolution. I.


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Chemical reduction of folate and dihydrofolate by Mutsufumi Kawai Download PDF EPUB FB2

On the Mechanism of Chemical and Enzymatic Reduction Chemical reduction of folate and dihydrofolate. book Folate and Dihydrofolate* (Received for publication, Septem ) SIGMUND F. ZAKRZEWSKI From the Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, New York State Depart- ment of Health, Bufalo 3, New York SUMMARY.

Mammalian dihydrofolate reductases can also catalyze the transfer of a hydride ion to the C-7 position of folate in a reaction affording dihydrofolate, thus enabling the utilization of the fully oxidized vitamin from nutritional sources.

Despite its apparent simplicity, on the basis of an extraordinarily large amount of experimental data, the reaction catalyzed by dihydrofolate. Dihydrofolic acid (conjugate base dihydrofolate) (DHF) is a folic acid (vitamin B 9) derivative which is converted to tetrahydrofolic acid by dihydrofolate reductase.

Since tetrahydrofolate is needed to make both purines and pyrimidines, which are building blocks of DNA and RNA, dihydrofolate reductase is targeted by various drugs to prevent nucleic acid Number: Homotetrameric R67 dihydrofolate reductase possesses symmetry and a single active site pore.

This situation results in a promiscuous binding site that accommodates either the substrate, dihydrofolate (DHF), or the cofactor, NADPH.

NADPH interacts more directly with the protein as it is larger than the substrate. In contrast, the p-aminobenzoyl-glutamate tail of DHF, as Cited by: 4. The fact that the dihydropteroylglutamic acid produced by reduction Chemical and Biochemical Reactions of Folic Acid with sodium hydrosulfite is % enzymically active (Mathews and Huennekens, ) provides evidence for the 7,8-dihydro by: 5.

Despite much experimental and computational study, key aspects of the mechanism of reduction of dihydrofolate (DHF) by dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) remain unresolved, while the secondary DHFR-catalyzed reduction of folate has been little studied.

Major differences between proposed DHF mechanisms are whether the carboxylate group of the conserved active-site Cited by: Folate nutriture is associated with neural tube defects (1), vascular diseases (2), certain forms of cancer (3), and cognitive function (4).

To reduce the risk for neural tube defects, the US Food. Folic acid is an N-acyl-amino acid that is a form of the water -soluble vitamin B9. Its biologically active forms (tetrahydrofolate and others) are essential for nucleotide biosynthesis and homocysteine remethylation. It has a role as a B vitamin, a human metabolite, a nutrient and a mouse metabolite.

It is a member of folic acids and a N-acyl. Folic acid (also known as vitamin B 9 or folacin) and folate (the naturally occurring form), as well as pteroyl-glutamic acid|L-glutamic acid and pteroyl-glutamate|L-glutamate, are chemical formula|forms of the water-soluble B vitamins|vitamin B acid is itself not biologically active, but its biological importance is due to tetrahydrofolate and other derivatives after its conversion.

Many microorganisms and plants possess the ability to synthesize folic acid derivatives de novo, initially forming dihydrofolate. All the folic acid derivatives that serve as recipients and donors of one-carbon units are derivatives of tetrahydrofolate, which is formed from dihydrofolate by an NADPH-dependent reduction catalyzed by dihydrofolate reductase (FolA).Cited by: In this respect it is likely that bound 5-deazafolate furnishes a model for 7,8-dihydrofolate binding and, in addition, resembles the transition state for folate reduction.

Eur. Biochem, () (ci FEBS Crystal structure of human dihydrofolate reductase complexed with folate Christian OEFNER, Allan D'ARCY and Fritz K.

WINKLER Central Rescarch Units, F. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co. Ltd, Basel (Received Janu/Ma ) - EJB 88 The crystal structure of recombinant human Cited by: Folate is a water-soluble B-vitamin, which is also known as vitamin B 9 or folacin. Naturally occurring folates exist in many chemical forms; folates are found in food, as well as in metabolically active forms in the human body.

Folic acid is the major synthetic form found in fortified foods and vitamin supplements. Despite several similarities in structure and kinetic behavior, the bacterial and vertebrate forms of the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) exhibit differential specificity for folate.

In particular, avian DHFR is times more specific for Cited by: latter, was found to bind inhibitors and dihydrofolate as tightly as the native enzyme. It is concluded that the loss of enzyme activity is caused by carboxymethylation of at least 1 methi- onine residue which is at or near the binding site of dihydrofolate.

Dihydrofolate reductase catalyzes the reduction of dihy. Aliphatic 1H, 13C and 15N chemical shift assignments of dihydrofolate reductase from the psychropiezophile Moritella profunda in complex with NADP+ and folate by: Joel, Loveridge Published: () ServicesCited by: 2.

Methotrexate is an antimetabolite and antifolate agent with antineoplastic and immunosuppressant activities. Methotrexate binds to and inhibits the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase, resulting in inhibition of purine nucleotide and thymidylate synthesis and, subsequently, inhibition of DNA and RNA syntheses.

Methotrexate also exhibits potent immunosuppressant. The rate-determining step in the catalytic cycle of E. coli dihydrofolate reductase is tetrahydrofolate (THF) product release, which can occur via an allosteric or an intrinsic pathway.

The allosteric pathway, which becomes accessible when the reduced cofactor NADPH is bound, involves transient sampling of a higher energy conformational state, greatly increasing the Cited by: 8.

Drug or Supplement Interactions With Folate Absorption Or Activity. Folic acid inhibits dihydrofolate reduction to tetrahydrofolate competitively. (Zakrzewski, ) Methotrexate inhibits dihydrofolate reductase which is necessary to convert folic acid to dihydrofolate, and also necessary to convert dihydrofolate to tetrahydrofolate.

Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) is a ubiquitous enzyme and exists in a wide range of organisms [].DHFR is crucial for proper cellular growth and proliferation, where it regulates the maintenance of tetrahydrofolate (THF) and its derivatives, leading to the synthesis of purine and thymidylates [].DHFR is known for its enzymatic action to catalyze the reduction of 7,8-dihydrofolate (DHF) Cited by: 2.

Folate antagonists are used in antimicrobial and anticancer chemotherapy. These compounds are competitive inhibitors of dihydrofolate reductase because they resemble the natural substrate. For example, methotrexate is used in antitumor therapy.

Figure 3. Folate antagonists can be overcome by increasing the amount of dihydrofolate reductase in. Dihydropterins are intermediates of folate synthesis and products of folate breakdown that are readily oxidized to their aromatic forms.

In trypanosomatid parasites, reduction of such oxidized pterins is crucial for pterin and folate salvage. We therefore sought evidence for this reaction in plants.

Three lines of evidence indicated its absence. First, when Cited by: Different dynamical effects in mesophilic and hyperthermophilic dihydrofolate reductases.

Journal of the American Chemical Society (19), pp. (/jah) Guo, al. Thermal adaptation of dihydrofolate reductase from the moderate thermophile geobacillus stearothermophilus. Biochemistry 53(17), pp.