pH-dependent structural changes in the active site of p-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase point to the importance of proton and water movements during catalysis.Gatti, D.L., Entsch, B., Ballou, D.P., Ludwig, M.L.
(1996) Biochemistry 35: 567-578
- PubMed: 8555229
- DOI: 10.1021/bi951344i
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1IUS, 1IUT, 1IUU, 1IUW, 1IUX
- PubMed Abstract:
- Crystal Structures of Mutant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa P-Hydroxybenzoate Hydroxylases: The Tyr201Phe, Tyr385Phe, and Asn300Asp Variants
Lah, M.S.,Palfey, B.A.,Schreuder, H.A.,Ludwig, M.L.
(1994) Biochemistry 33: 1555
- Crystal Structures of Wild-Type P-Hydroxybenzoate Hydroxylase Complexed with 4-Aminobenzoate,2,4-Dihydroxybenzoate, and 2-Hydroxy-4-Aminobenzoate and of the Tyr222Ala Mutant Complexed with 2-Hydroxy-4-Aminobenzoate. Evidence for a Proton Channel and a New Binding Mode of the Flavin Ring
Schreuder, H.A.,Mattevi, A.,Obmolova, G.,Kalk, K.H.,Hol, W.G.,Van Der Bolt, F.J.,Van Berkel, W.J.
(1994) Biochemistry 33: 10161
- Catalytic Function of Tyrosine Residues in Para-Hydroxybenzoate Hydroxylase as Determined by the Study of Site-Directed Mutants
Entsch, B.,Palfey, B.A.,Ballou, D.P.,Massey, V.
(1991) J.Biol.Chem. 266: 17341
Deprotonation of p-hydroxybenzoate to the phenolate and reprotonation of the hydroxylated dienone intermediate to form the product are essential steps in the reaction catalyzed by p-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase (PHBH). The mechanism by which protons a ...
Deprotonation of p-hydroxybenzoate to the phenolate and reprotonation of the hydroxylated dienone intermediate to form the product are essential steps in the reaction catalyzed by p-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase (PHBH). The mechanism by which protons are transferred in these reactions is not obvious, because the substrate bound in the active site is isolated from solvent. Structure analyses of wild-type and mutant PHBH, with bound p-hydroxybenzoate or p-aminobenzoate, reveal a chain of proton donors and acceptors (the hydroxyl groups of Tyr201 and Tyr385, and two water molecules) that can connect the substrate 4-OH to His72, a surface residue. This chain could provide a pathway for proton transfer to and from the substrate. Using various combinations of pH and substrates, we show that in crystalline PHBH ionizable groups in the chain may rotate and change hydrogen-bond orientation. Molecular dynamics simulations have been used to predict the preferred orientation of hydrogen bonds in the chain as a function of the ionization states of substrate and His72. The calculations suggest that changes in the ionization state of the substrate could be associated with changes in orientation of the hydrogen bonds in the chain. Transfer of water between the chain of proton donors and the solvent also appears to be an essential part of the mechanism that provides reversible transfer of protons during the hydroxylation reaction.
Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA.