Crystallographic Studies on the Reaction of Isopenicillin N Synthase with an Unsaturated Substrate AnalogueElkins, J.M., Rutledge, P.J., Burzlaff, N.I., Clifton, I.J., Adlington, R.M., Roach, P.L., Baldwin, J.E.
(2003) Org.Biomol.Chem. 1: 1455
- PubMed: 12926272
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1ODN
- PubMed Abstract:
- The Reaction Cycle of Isopenicillin N Synthase Observed by X-Ray Diffraction
Burzlaff, N.I.,Rutledge, P.J.,Clifton, I.J.,Hensgens, C.M.H.,Pickford, M.,Adlington, R.M.,Roach, P.L.,Baldwin, J.E.
(1999) Nature 401: 721
- Structure of Isopenicillin N Synthase Complexed with Substrate and the Mechanism of Penicillin Formation
Roach, P.L.,Clifton, I.J.,Hensgens, C.M.,Shibata, N.,Schofield, C.J.,Hajdu, J.,Baldwin, J.E.
(1997) Nature 387: 827
- Crystal Structure of Isopenicillin N Synthase is the First from a New Structural Family of Enzymes
Roach, P.L.,Clifton, I.J.,Fulop, V.,Harlos, K.,Barton, G.J.,Hajdu, J.,Andersson, I.,Schofield, C.J.,Baldwin, J.E.
(1995) Nature 375: 700
Isopenicillin N synthase (IPNS) catalyses conversion of the linear tripeptide delta-(L-alpha-aminoadipoyl)-L-cysteinyl-D-valine (ACV) to isopenicillin N (IPN), the central step in biosynthesis of the beta-lactam antibiotics. The unsaturated substrate ...
Isopenicillin N synthase (IPNS) catalyses conversion of the linear tripeptide delta-(L-alpha-aminoadipoyl)-L-cysteinyl-D-valine (ACV) to isopenicillin N (IPN), the central step in biosynthesis of the beta-lactam antibiotics. The unsaturated substrate analogue delta-(L-alpha-aminoadipoyl)-L-cysteinyl-D-vinylglycine (ACvG) has previously been incubated with IPNS and single product was isolated, a 2-alpha-hydroxymethyl isopenicillin N (HMPen), formed via a monooxygenase mode of reactivity. ACvG has now been crystallised with IPNS and the structure of the anaerobic IPNS:Fe(II):ACvG complex determined to 1.15 A resolution. Furthermore, by exposing the anaerobically grown crystals to high-pressure oxygen gas, a structure corresponding to the bicyclic product HMPen has been obtained at 1.60 A resolution. In light of these and other IPNS structures, and recent developments with related dioxygenases, the [2 + 2] cycloaddition mechanism for HMPen formation from ACvG has been revised, and a stepwise radical mechanism is proposed. This revised mechanism remains consistent with the observed stereospecificity of the transformation, but fits better with apparent constraints on the coordination geometry around the active site iron atom.
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