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    Spectroscopic Characterization of Soybean Lipoxygenase-1 Mutants: the Role of Second Coordination Sphere Residues in the Regulation of Enzyme Activity

    Schenk, Gerhard and Neidig, Michael L. and Zhou, Jing and Holman, Theodore R. and Solomon, Edward I. (2003) Spectroscopic Characterization of Soybean Lipoxygenase-1 Mutants: the Role of Second Coordination Sphere Residues in the Regulation of Enzyme Activity. Biochemistry, 42 (24). pp. 7294-7302. ISSN 0006-2960

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    Lipoxygenases are non-heme iron enzymes, which catalyze the stereo- and regiospecific hydroperoxidation of unsaturated fatty acids. Spectroscopic studies on soybean lipoxygenase have shown that the ferrous form of the enzyme is a mixture of five- and six-coordinate species (40 and 60%, respectively). Addition of substrate leads to a purely six-coordinate form. A series of mutations in the second coordination sphere (Q697E, Q697N, Q495A, and Q495E) were generated, and the structures of the mutants were solved by crystallography [Tomchick et al. (2001) Biochemistry 40, 7509-7517]. While this study clearly showed the contribution of H-bond interactions between the first and the second coordination spheres in catalysis, no correlation with the coordination environment of the FeII was observed. A recent study using density-functional theory [Lehnert and Solomon (2002) J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 8, 294-305] indicated that coordination flexibility, involving the Asn694 ligand, is regulated via H-bond interactions. In this paper, we investigate the solution structures of the second coordination sphere mutants using CD and MCD spectroscopy since these techniques are more sensitive indicators of the first coordination sphere ligation of FeII systems. Our data demonstrate that the iron coordination environment directly relates to activity, with the mutations that have the ability to form a five-coordinate/six-coordinate mixture being more active. We propose that the H-bond between the weak Asn694 ligand and the Gln697 plays a key role in the modulation of the coordination flexibility of Asn694, and thus, is crucial for the regulation of enzyme reactivity

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Spectroscopic Characterization; Soybean Lipoxygenase-1 Mutants; Sphere Residues; Enzyme Activity;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Item ID: 3707
    Depositing User: Gary Schenk
    Date Deposited: 30 May 2012 09:28
    Journal or Publication Title: Biochemistry
    Publisher: American Chemical Society
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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