The additivity of substrate fragments in enzyme-ligand binding.Stout, T.J., Sage, C.R., Stroud, R.M.
(1998) Structure 6: 839-848
- PubMed: 9687366
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0969-2126(98)00086-0
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
1AN5, 1AOB, 1BDU, 1BID, 1DDU, 1TDU, 1TJS, 1TRG
- PubMed Abstract:
Enzymes have evolved to recognise their target substrates with exquisite selectivity and specificity. Whether fragments of the substrate--perhaps never available to the evolving enzyme--are bound in the same manner as the parent substrate addresses the fundamental basis of specificity. An understanding of the relative contributions of individual portions of ligand molecules to the enzyme-binding interaction may offer considerable insight into the principles of substrate recognition.
Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143-0448, USA.