Accepted name: diguanylate cyclase
Reaction: 2 GTP = 2 diphosphate + cyclic di-3′,5′-guanylate
Glossary: cyclic di-3′,5′-guanylate = c-di-GMP = c-di-guanylate = cyclic-bis(3′→5′) dimeric GMP
Other name(s): DGC; PleD
Systematic name: GTP:GTP guanylyltransferase (cyclizing)
Comments: A GGDEF-domain-containing protein that requires Mg2+ or Mn2+ for activity. The enzyme can be activated by BeF3, a phosphoryl mimic, which results in dimerization [3]. Dimerization is required but is not sufficient for diguanylate-cyclase activity [3]. Cyclic di-3′,5′-guanylate is an intracellular signalling molecule that controls motility and adhesion in bacterial cells. It was first identified as having a positive allosteric effect on EC, cellulose synthase (UDP-forming) [1].
1.  Ryjenkov, D.A., Tarutina, M., Moskvin, O.V. and Gomelsky, M. Cyclic diguanylate is a ubiquitous signaling molecule in bacteria: insights into biochemistry of the GGDEF protein domain. J. Bacteriol. 187 (2005) 1792–1798. [PMID: 15716451]
2.  Méndez-Ortiz, M.M., Hyodo, M., Hayakawa, Y. and Membrillo-Hernández, J. Genome-wide transcriptional profile of Escherichia coli in response to high levels of the second messenger 3′,5′-cyclic diguanylic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 281 (2006) 8090–8099. [PMID: 16418169]
3.  Paul, R., Abel, S., Wassmann, P., Beck, A., Heerklotz, H. and Jenal, U. Activation of the diguanylate cyclase PleD by phosphorylation-mediated dimerization. J. Biol. Chem. 282 (2007) 29170–29177. [PMID: 17640875]
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Accepted name: cyclic-guanylate-specific phosphodiesterase
Reaction: cyclic di-3′,5′-guanylate + H2O = 5′-phosphoguanylyl(3′→5′)guanosine
Glossary: c-di-GMP = c-di-guanylate = cyclic di-3′,5′-guanylate = cyclic-bis(3′→5′) dimeric GMP
Other name(s): cyclic bis(3′→5′)diguanylate phosphodiesterase; c-di-GMP-specific phosphodiesterase; c-di-GMP phosphodiesterase; phosphodiesterase (misleading); phosphodiesterase A1; PDEA1; VieA
Systematic name: cyclic bis(3′→5′)diguanylate 3′-guanylylhydrolase
Comments: Requires Mg2+ or Mn2+ for activity and is inhibited by Ca2+ and Zn2+. Contains a heme unit. This enzyme linearizes cyclic di-3′,5′-guanylate, the product of EC, diguanylate cyclase and an allosteric activator of EC, cellulose synthase (UDP-forming), rendering it inactive [1]. It is the balance between these two enzymes that determines the cellular level of c-di-GMP [1].
1.  Chang, A.L., Tuckerman, J.R., Gonzalez, G., Mayer, R., Weinhouse, H., Volman, G., Amikam, D., Benziman, M. and Gilles-Gonzalez, M.A. Phosphodiesterase A1, a regulator of cellulose synthesis in Acetobacter xylinum, is a heme-based sensor. Biochemistry 40 (2001) 3420–3426. [PMID: 11297407]
2.  Christen, M., Christen, B., Folcher, M., Schauerte, A. and Jenal, U. Identification and characterization of a cyclic di-GMP-specific phosphodiesterase and its allosteric control by GTP. J. Biol. Chem. 280 (2005) 30829–30837. [PMID: 15994307]
3.  Schmidt, A.J., Ryjenkov, D.A. and Gomelsky, M. The ubiquitous protein domain EAL is a cyclic diguanylate-specific phosphodiesterase: enzymatically active and inactive EAL domains. J. Bacteriol. 187 (2005) 4774–4781. [PMID: 15995192]
4.  Tamayo, R., Tischler, A.D. and Camilli, A. The EAL domain protein VieA is a cyclic diguanylate phosphodiesterase. J. Biol. Chem. 280 (2005) 33324–33330. [PMID: 16081414]
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