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Accepted name: nicotinate-nucleotide diphosphorylase (carboxylating)
Reaction: β-nicotinate D-ribonucleotide + diphosphate + CO2 = pyridine-2,3-dicarboxylate + 5-phospho-α-D-ribose 1-diphosphate
For diagram of NAD+ biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: quinolinate = pyridine-2,3-dicarboxylate
Other name(s): quinolinate phosphoribosyltransferase (decarboxylating); quinolinic acid phosphoribosyltransferase; QAPRTase; NAD+ pyrophosphorylase; nicotinate mononucleotide pyrophosphorylase (carboxylating); quinolinic phosphoribosyltransferase
Systematic name: β-nicotinate-D-ribonucleotide:diphosphate phospho-α-D-ribosyltransferase (carboxylating)
Comments: The reaction is catalysed in the opposite direction. Since quinolinate is synthesized from L-tryptophan in eukaryotes, but from L-aspartate in some prokaryotes, this is the first NAD+ biosynthesis enzyme shared by both eukaryotes and prokaryotes [3].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37277-74-0
1.  Gholson, R.K., Ueda, I., Ogasawara, N. and Henderson, L.M. The enzymatic conversion of quinolinate to nicotinic acid mononucleotide in mammalian liver. J. Biol. Chem. 239 (1964) 1208–1214. [PMID: 14165928]
2.  Packman, P.M. and Jakoby, W.B. Crystalline quinolinate phosphoribosyltransferase. J. Biol. Chem. 240 (1965) 4107–4108. [PMID: 5320648]
3.  Katoh, A., Uenohara, K., Akita, M. and Hashimoto, T. Early steps in the biosynthesis of NAD in Arabidopsis start with aspartate and occur in the plastid. Plant Physiol. 141 (2006) 851–857. [DOI] [PMID: 16698895]
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