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Metabolite IDPAMDB000064
Identification
Name: L-Proline
Description:L-Proline is one of the twenty amino acids used in living organisms as the building blocks of proteins. Proline is sometimes called an imino acid, although the IUPAC definition of an imine requires a carbon-nitrogen double bond. Proline is a non-essential amino acid that is synthesized from glutamic acid. It is an essential component of collagen and is important for proper functioning of joints and tendons.
Structure
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Synonyms:
  • (-)-(S)-Proline
  • (-)-2-Pyrrolidinecarboxylate
  • (-)-2-Pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid
  • (-)-Proline
  • (S)-(-)-Proline
  • (S)-(-)-Pyrrolidine-2-carboxylate
  • (S)-(-)-Pyrrolidine-2-carboxylic acid
  • (S)-2-Carboxypyrrolidine
  • (S)-2-Pyrralidinecarboxylate
  • (S)-2-Pyrralidinecarboxylic acid
  • (S)-2-Pyrrolidinecarboxylate
  • (S)-2-Pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid
  • (S)-Proline
  • 2-Pyrrolidinecarboxylate
  • 2-Pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid
  • P
  • Pro
  • Prol
  • Proline
Chemical Formula: C5H9NO2
Average Molecular Weight: 115.1305
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight: 115.063328537
InChI Key: ONIBWKKTOPOVIA-BYPYZUCNSA-N
InChI:InChI=1S/C5H9NO2/c7-5(8)4-2-1-3-6-4/h4,6H,1-3H2,(H,7,8)/t4-/m0/s1
CAS number: 147-85-3
IUPAC Name:(2S)-pyrrolidine-2-carboxylic acid
Traditional IUPAC Name: L-proline
SMILES:OC(=O)[C@@H]1CCCN1
Chemical Taxonomy
Taxonomy DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as l-alpha-amino acids. These are alpha amino acids which have the L-configuration of the alpha-carbon atom.
Kingdom Organic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
Class Carboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassAmino acids, peptides, and analogues
Direct Parent L-alpha-amino acids
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • L-alpha-amino acid
  • Pyrrolidine carboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Pyrrolidine carboxylic acid
  • Pyrrolidine
  • Azacycle
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Secondary amine
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Secondary aliphatic amine
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Amine
  • Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
Molecular Framework Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
State: Solid
Charge:0
Melting point: 221 °C
Experimental Properties:
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility:162.0 mg/mL [MERCK INDEX (1996)]PhysProp
LogP:-2.54 [HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)]PhysProp
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility365.0 mg/mLALOGPS
logP-2.7ALOGPS
logP-2.6ChemAxon
logS0.5ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)1.94ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)11.33ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area49.33 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count1ChemAxon
Refractivity28.06 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability11.5 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations: Cytoplasm
Reactions:
Adenosine triphosphate + Water + L-Proline > ADP + Hydrogen ion + Phosphate + L-Proline
Adenosine triphosphate + Water + L-Proline > ADP + Hydrogen ion + Phosphate + L-Proline
Water + L-Prolinylglycine > Glycine + L-Proline
Adenosine triphosphate + L-Proline + tRNA(Pro) + tRNA(Pro) <> Adenosine monophosphate + Pyrophosphate + L-Prolyl-tRNA(Pro) + L-Prolyl-tRNA(Pro)
L-D-1-Pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid + 2 Hydrogen ion + NADPH > NADP + L-Proline
FAD + L-Proline > L-D-1-Pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid + FADH2 + Hydrogen ion
L-Proline + NAD <> L-D-1-Pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid + NADH + Hydrogen ion
L-Proline + Acceptor + Quinone <> L-D-1-Pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid + Reduced acceptor + (S)-1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate + Hydroquinone
Adenosine triphosphate + L-Proline + tRNA(Pro) <> Adenosine monophosphate + Pyrophosphate + L-Prolyl-tRNA(Pro)
a dipeptide with proline at carboxy terminal + Water L-Proline + a standard &alpha; amino acid
-->-->NAD(P)<sup>+</sup> + L-Proline < NAD(P)H + L-D-1-Pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid + Hydrogen ion
L-Proline + an oxidized electron acceptor > L-D-1-Pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid + a reduced electron acceptor + Hydrogen ion
glycylproline + Water > Glycine + L-Proline
L-Proline + NAD(P)(+) > L-D-1-Pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid + NAD(P)H
L-Proline + acceptor > (S)-1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate + reduced acceptor
L-Proline + NAD + NADP <> (S)-1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate + NADH + NADPH + Hydrogen ion
1-Pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid + Hydrogen ion + NADPH + L-D-1-Pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid + NADPH > NADP + L-Proline + L-Proline
L-Proline + Ubiquinone-1 + L-Proline > Hydrogen ion + Ubiquinol-1 + 1-Pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid + L-D-1-Pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid
L-Proline + Adenosine triphosphate + Hydrogen ion + tRNA(Pro) + L-Proline > Adenosine monophosphate + Pyrophosphate + L-prolyl-tRNA(Pro)
L-Proline + Adenosine triphosphate + Water + L-Proline > L-Proline + Adenosine diphosphate + Phosphate + Hydrogen ion + ADP
Pathways:
Spectra
Spectra:
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (2 TMS)splash10-0006-0910000000-a9127c0e370afb80259bView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (2 TMS)splash10-000f-0910000000-3195f21e625520d51316View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies)splash10-0006-0900000000-119af746c347969e8ae7View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (2 TMS)splash10-006x-8900000000-b31beabb1ed6235e7145View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 TMS)splash10-00di-9100000000-c1c67bc521741ee891cbView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (2 TMS)splash10-0006-1900000000-84e6fb318323fd0261b1View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 TMS)splash10-00xs-8910000000-74b0c34ca5fd7c85f1d9View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MSNot Available
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 10V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-00xr-9600000000-ba51a901e786b1a4663eView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 25V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-00di-9000000000-f72e2f3812225708fc56View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 40V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-00di-9000000000-59887da6580f63bcc1c5View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - EI-B (HITACHI M-80) , Positivesplash10-00fu-9000000000-c69dcaf7cb2d1e9d285eView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-014i-0930000000-984f9a23ebfe28f95017View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-014i-9000000000-f75575cac28a54aa923dView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-00di-9000000000-221cfb8c82f3df76eb51View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-014i-0900000000-e5741fd9870218d57cafView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-014i-0900000000-6bc9b4e775be37fa18d9View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-014i-9000000000-a8eb419b26655a6a1dabView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-00di-9000000000-873ee03b61d1ffcae70fView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-014i-0900000000-61d583960651669fb9e6View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 10V, Negativesplash10-03di-0900000000-2c23774af5f6a0c217d5View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 20V, Negativesplash10-03di-0900000000-d89c1e626ef24a79c89fView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 30V, Negativesplash10-03di-1900000000-fc27094f2eb75e65b438View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 10V, Positivesplash10-014i-1900000000-3221c23504b8847abf8dView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 20V, Positivesplash10-00di-9100000000-8169367f5127c57fae12View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 30V, Positivesplash10-00di-9000000000-f704eb8402fcacfccd18View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 40V, Positivesplash10-00di-9000000000-ccd74eea36efab2cbab8View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 50V, Positivesplash10-00di-9000000000-9f214692cd39a6581813View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - CE-ESI-TOF (CE-system connected to 6210 Time-of-Flight MS, Agilent) , Positivesplash10-014i-0900000000-ef038c77922e4c89eeb0View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QTOF (UPLC Q-Tof Premier, Waters) , Positivesplash10-00di-9400000000-4073ea1df57a60b36d69View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QTOF (UPLC Q-Tof Premier, Waters) 30V, Positivesplash10-00di-9000000000-495fdbd2f565bd794632View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QTOF (UPLC Q-Tof Premier, Waters) , Negativesplash10-03di-0900000000-e1d0a4b20419dc7bae92View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, PositiveNot Available
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot Available
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot Available
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot Available
2D NMR[1H,1H] 2D NMR SpectrumNot Available
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot Available
References
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Synthesis Reference: Itoh, Tamio. Synthesis of L-proline from L-glutamine. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (1963), 36(1), 25-9
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Download (PDF)
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CHEBI ID17203
HMDB IDHMDB00162
Pubchem Compound ID145742
Kegg IDC00148
ChemSpider ID128566
WikipediaL-Proline
BioCyc IDPRO
EcoCyc IDPRO
Ligand ExpoPRO_LFZW

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in proteolysis
Specific function:
Aminopeptidase N is involved in the degradation of intracellular peptides generated by protein breakdown during normal growth as well as in response to nutrient starvation
Gene Name:
pepN
Locus Tag:
PA3083
Molecular weight:
100 kDa
Reactions
Release of an N-terminal amino acid, Xaa-|-Yaa- from a peptide, amide or arylamide. Xaa is preferably Ala, but may be most amino acids including Pro (slow action). When a terminal hydrophobic residue is followed by a prolyl residue, the two may be released as an intact Xaa-Pro dipeptide.
General function:
Involved in oxidoreductase activity
Specific function:
Oxidizes proline to glutamate for use as a carbon and nitrogen source and also function as a transcriptional repressor of the put operon
Gene Name:
putA
Locus Tag:
PA0782
Molecular weight:
115.6 kDa
Reactions
L-proline + acceptor = (S)-1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate + reduced acceptor.
(S)-1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate + NAD(P)(+) + 2 H(2)O = L-glutamate + NAD(P)H.
General function:
Involved in oxidation-reduction process
Specific function:
L-proline + NAD(P)(+) = 1-pyrroline-5- carboxylate + NAD(P)H
Gene Name:
proC
Locus Tag:
PA0393
Molecular weight:
28.1 kDa
Reactions
L-proline + NAD(P)(+) = 1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate + NAD(P)H.
General function:
Involved in nucleotide binding
Specific function:
Involved in a multicomponent binding-protein-dependent transport system for glycine betaine/L-proline
Gene Name:
proV
Locus Tag:
PA5094
Molecular weight:
30.7 kDa
General function:
Involved in nucleotide binding
Specific function:
Catalyzes the attachment of proline to tRNA(Pro) in a two-step reaction:proline is first activated by ATP to form Pro- AMP and then transferred to the acceptor end of tRNA(Pro). As ProRS can inadvertently accommodate and process non-cognate amino acids such as alanine and cysteine, to avoid such errors it has two additional distinct editing activities against alanine. One activity is designated as 'pretransfer' editing and involves the tRNA(Pro)-independent hydrolysis of activated Ala-AMP. The other activity is designated 'posttransfer' editing and involves deacylation of mischarged Ala-tRNA(Pro). Misacylated Cys-tRNA(Pro) is not edited by ProRS, but instead may be edited in trans by ybaK
Gene Name:
proS
Locus Tag:
PA0956
Molecular weight:
63.1 kDa
Reactions
ATP + L-proline + tRNA(Pro) = AMP + diphosphate + L-prolyl-tRNA(Pro).
General function:
Involved in aminopeptidase activity
Specific function:
Presumably involved in the processing and regular turnover of intracellular proteins. Catalyzes the removal of unsubstituted N-terminal amino acids from various peptides. Required for plasmid ColE1 site-specific recombination but not in its aminopeptidase activity. Could act as a structural component of the putative nucleoprotein complex in which the Xer recombination reaction takes place
Gene Name:
pepA
Locus Tag:
PA3831
Molecular weight:
52.3 kDa
Reactions
Release of an N-terminal amino acid, Xaa-|-Yaa-, in which Xaa is preferably Leu, but may be other amino acids including Pro although not Arg or Lys, and Yaa may be Pro. Amino acid amides and methyl esters are also readily hydrolyzed, but rates on arylamides are exceedingly low.
Release of an N-terminal amino acid, preferentially leucine, but not glutamic or aspartic acids.

Transporters

General function:
Involved in proteolysis
Specific function:
Aminopeptidase N is involved in the degradation of intracellular peptides generated by protein breakdown during normal growth as well as in response to nutrient starvation
Gene Name:
pepN
Locus Tag:
PA3083
Molecular weight:
100 kDa
Reactions
Release of an N-terminal amino acid, Xaa-|-Yaa- from a peptide, amide or arylamide. Xaa is preferably Ala, but may be most amino acids including Pro (slow action). When a terminal hydrophobic residue is followed by a prolyl residue, the two may be released as an intact Xaa-Pro dipeptide.
General function:
Involved in proline:sodium symporter activity
Specific function:
Catalyzes the sodium-dependent uptake of extracellular L-proline. This protein is also capable of using lithium as the transport cation. Also catalyzes the uptake of propionate
Gene Name:
putP
Locus Tag:
PA0783
Molecular weight:
54.4 kDa
General function:
Involved in nucleotide binding
Specific function:
Probably part of a binding-protein-dependent transport system yecCS for an amino acid. Probably responsible for energy coupling to the transport system
Gene Name:
yecC
Locus Tag:
PA5152
Molecular weight:
28.4 kDa
General function:
Involved in transport
Specific function:
Permease that is involved in the transport across the cytoplasmic membrane of proline
Gene Name:
proY
Locus Tag:
PA5097
Molecular weight:
50.2 kDa