Transition state structure of Salmonella typhimurium orotate phosphoribosyltransferase.

Orotate phosphoribosyltransferase (OPRTase) catalyzes the magnesium-dependent conversion of alpha-D-phosphoribosylpyrophosphate (PRPP) and orotate to orotidine 5'-monophosphate (OMP) and pyrophosphate. We have determined kinetic isotope effects on the reaction of OMP with pyrophosphate and with the pyrophosphate analog phosphonoacetic acid. In the latter… CONTINUE READING