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Dissection of a (betaalpha)8-barrel enzyme into two folded halves

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Höcker, Birte ; Beismann-Driemeyer, Silke ; Hettwer, Stefan ; Lustig, Ariel ; Sterner, Reinhard:
Dissection of a (betaalpha)8-barrel enzyme into two folded halves.
In: Nature Structural Biology. Vol. 8 (January 2001) Issue 1 . - pp. 32-36.
ISSN 1072-8368
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/83021

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The (betaalpha)8-barrel, which is the most frequently encountered protein fold, is generally considered to consist of a single structural domain. However, the X-ray structure of the imidazoleglycerol phosphate synthase (HisF) from Thermotoga maritima has identified it as a (betaalpha) 8-barrel made up of two superimposable subdomains (HisF-N and HisF-C). HisF-N consists of the four N-terminal (betaalpha) units and HisF-C of the four C-terminal (betaalpha) units. It has been postulated, therefore, that HisF evolved by tandem duplication and fusion from an ancestral half-barrel. To test this hypothesis, HisF-N and HisF-C were produced in Escherichia coli, purified and characterized. Separately, HisF-N and HisF-C are folded proteins, but are catalytically inactive. Upon co-expression in vivo or joint refolding in vitro, HisF-N and HisF-C assemble to the stoichiometric and catalytically fully active HisF-NC complex. These findings support the hypothesis that the (betaalpha)8-barrel of HisF evolved from an ancestral half-barrel and have implications for the folding mechanism of the members of this large protein family.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Biochemistry > Chair Biochemistry - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birte Höcker
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Biochemistry
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 08:25
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2017 10:04
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/37225