Crystallographic observation of a covalent catalytic intermediate in a beta-glycosidase.White, A., Tull, D., Johns, K., Withers, S.G., Rose, D.R.
(1996) Nat Struct Biol 3: 149-154
- PubMed: 8564541
- DOI: 10.1038/nsb0296-149
- Structures With Same Primary Citation
- PubMed Abstract:
- Crystal Structure of the Catalytic Domain of the Beta-1,4-Glycanase Cex from Cellulomonas Fimi
White, A., Withers, S.G., Gilkes, N.R., Rose, D.R.
(1994) Biochemistry 33: 12546
- Crystallization and Preliminary X-Ray Diffraction Analysis of the Catalytic Domain of Cex, an Exo-Beta-1,4-Glucanase and Beta-1,4-Xylanase from the Bacterium Cellulomonas Fimi
Bedarkar, S., Gilkes, N.R., Kilburn, D.G., Kwan, E., Rose, D.R., Miller Junior, R.C., Warren, R.A., Withers, S.G.
(1992) J Mol Biol 228: 693
The three-dimensional structure of a catalytically competent glycosyl-enzyme intermediate of a retaining beta-1,4-glycanase has been determined at a resolution of 1.8 A by X-ray diffraction. A fluorinated slow substrate forms an alpha-D-glycopyranosy ...
The three-dimensional structure of a catalytically competent glycosyl-enzyme intermediate of a retaining beta-1,4-glycanase has been determined at a resolution of 1.8 A by X-ray diffraction. A fluorinated slow substrate forms an alpha-D-glycopyranosyl linkage to one of the two invariant carboxylates, Glu 233, as supported in solution by 19F-NMR studies. The resulting ester linkage is coplanar with the cyclic oxygen of the proximal saccharide and is inferred to form a strong hydrogen bond with the 2-hydroxyl of that saccharide unit in natural substrates. The active-site architecture of this covalent intermediate gives insights into both the classical double-displacement catalytic mechanism and the basis for the enzyme's specificity.
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