Activation of Bacillus licheniformis alpha-amylase through a disorder-->order transition of the substrate-binding site mediated by a calcium-sodium-calcium metal triad.Machius, M., Declerck, N., Huber, R., Wiegand, G.
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- Crystal Structure of Thermostable Alpha-Amylase from Bacillus Licheniformis Refined at 1.7 A Resolution
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The structural basis as to how metals regulate the functional state of a protein by altering or stabilizing its conformation has been characterized in relatively few cases because the metal-free form of the protein is often partially disordered and u ...
The structural basis as to how metals regulate the functional state of a protein by altering or stabilizing its conformation has been characterized in relatively few cases because the metal-free form of the protein is often partially disordered and unsuitable for crystallographic analysis. This is not the case, however, for Bacillus licheniformis alpha-amylase (BLA) for which the structure of the metal-free form is available. BLA is a hyperthermostable enzyme which is widely used in biotechnology, for example in the breakdown of starch or as a component of detergents. The determination of the structure of BLA in the metal-containing form, together with comparisons to the apo enzyme, will help us to understand the way in which metal ions can regulate enzyme activity.
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