Mechanism of cyanogenesis: the crystal structure of hydroxynitrile lyase from Hevea brasiliensis.Wagner, U.G., Hasslacher, M., Griengl, H., Schwab, H., Kratky, C.
(1996) Structure 4: 811-822
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- PubMed Abstract:
- Crystallization of a Hydroxynitrile Lyase
Wagner, U.G.,Schall, M.,Hayn, M.,Hasslacher, M.,Schwab, H.,Griengl, H.S.,Kratky, C.
(1996) Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.D 52: 591
- Hydroxynitrile Lyase from Hevea Brasiliensis: Molecular Characterization and Mechanism of Enzyme Catalysis
Hasslacher, M.,Kratky, C.,Griengl, H.,Schwab, H.,Kohlwein, S.D.
(1997) Proteins 27: 438
- Molecular Cloning of the Full-Length Cdna of (S)-Hydroxynitrile Lyase from Hevea Brasiliensis. Functional Expression in Escherichia Coli and Saccharomyces Cerevisiae and Identification of an Active Site Residue
Hasslacher, M.,Schall, M.,Hayn, M.,Griengl, H.,Kohlwein, S.D.,Schwab, H.
(1996) J.Biol.Chem. 271: 5884
Over three thousand species of plants, including important food crops such as cassava, use cyanogenesis, the liberation of HCN upon tissue damage, as a defense against predation. Detoxification of cyanogenic food crops requires disruption of the cyan ...
Over three thousand species of plants, including important food crops such as cassava, use cyanogenesis, the liberation of HCN upon tissue damage, as a defense against predation. Detoxification of cyanogenic food crops requires disruption of the cyanogenic pathway. Hydroxynitrile lyase is one of the key enzymes in cyanogenesis, catalyzing the decomposition of an alpha-cyanohydrin to form HCN plus the corresponding aldehyde or ketone. These enzymes are also of potential utility for industrial syntheses of optically pure chiral cyanohydrins, being used to catalyze the reverse reaction. We set out to gain insight into the catalytic mechanism of this important class of enzymes by determining the three-dimensional structure of hydroxynitrile lyase from the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis.
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