Structural characterization of an L-fuculose-1-phosphate aldolase from Klebsiella pneumoniae.Lou, X., Zhang, J., Liu, S., Wang, R., Li, W., Liu, R., Zhang, Q., Bartlam, M.
(2022) Biochem Biophys Res Commun 607: 15-19
- PubMed: 35366538
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2022.03.127
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- PubMed Abstract:
Fuculose phosphate aldolases play an important role in glycolysis and gluconeogenesis pathways. L-fuculose 1-phosphate aldolase catalyzes the reversible cleavage of L-fuculose 1-phosphate to DHAP and L-lactaldehyde. Class II aldolases found in bacteria are linked to pathogenesis of human pathogens, and have potential applications in the biosynthesis of carbohydrates and other chiral compounds. Here we report the structure of a putative L-fuculose 1-phosphate aldolase (KpFucA) from the nosocomial pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae to 1.85 Å resolution. The enzyme crystallizes in space group P422 with one monomer per asymmetric unit. Analytical ultracentrifugation analysis confirms that KpFucA is a tetramer in solution. A magnesium ion cofactor and sulfate ion were identified in the active pocket. Enzyme activity assays confirmed that KpFcuA has a strong preference for L-fuculose 1-phosphate as a substrate, but can also catalyze the cleavage of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate and glucose-6-phosphate. This work should provide a starting point for further investigation of the role of KpFucA in K. pneumoniae pathogenesis or in industrial applications.
College of Life Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology, Nankai International Advanced Research Institute (Shenzhen Futian), Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, China.