Periplasmic pH-dependent serine endoprotease DegQ - P39099 (DEGQ_ECOLI)


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  • Number of PDB entries for P39099: 6
DegQ could degrade transiently denatured and unfolded proteins which accumulate in the periplasm following stress conditions. DegQ is efficient with Val-Xaa and Ile-Xaa peptide bonds, suggesting a preference for a beta-branched side chain amino acids. Only unfolded proteins devoid of disulfide bonds appear capable to be cleaved, thereby preventing non-specific proteolysis of folded proteins. DegQ can substitute for the periplasmic protease DegP. (data source: UniProt  )
Catalytic Activity

Acts on substrates that are at least partially unfolded. The cleavage site P1 residue is normally between a pair of hydrophobic residues, such as Val-|-Val.

(data source: UniProt  )
Subunit structure
DegQ can reversibly switch between different oligomeric forms that represent inactive (6-mer) and active (12-and 24-mer) protease states. Substrate binding triggers the conversion of the resting DegQ trimer and hexamer into catalytically active 12- and 24-mers. The conversion of 6-mer (DegQ6) into 12-mer (DegQ12) or 24-mer (DegQ24) is crucial in regulating protease activity. (data source: UniProt  )
Other Gene names: degQ hhoA b3234 JW3203
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