Crystal Structure of d-Erythronate-4-phosphate Dehydrogenase Complexed with NAD
ABSTRACT Pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6) is an essential cofactor in many enzymatic reactions. While animals lack any of the pathways for de novo synthesis and salvage of vitamin B6, it is synthesized by two distinct biosynthetic routes in bacteria, fungi, parasites, and plants. One of them is the PdxA/PdxJ pathway found in the gamma subdivision of proteobacteria. It depends on the pdxB gene, which encodes erythronate-4-phosphate dehydrogenase (PdxB), a member of the d-isomer specific 2-hydroxyacid dehydrogenase superfamily. Although three-dimensional structures of other functionally related dehydrogenases are available, no structure of PdxB has been reported. To provide the missing structural information and to gain insights into the catalytic mechanism, we have determined the first crystal structure of erythronate-4-phosphate dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the ligand-bound state. It is a homodimeric enzyme consisting of 380-residue subunits. Each subunit consists of three structural domains: the lid domain, the nucleotide-binding domain, and the C-terminal dimerization domain. The latter domain has a unique fold and is largely responsible for dimerization. Interestingly, two subunits of the dimeric enzyme are bound with different combinations of ligands in the crystal and they display significantly different conformations. Subunit A is bound with NAD and a phosphate ion, while subunit B, with a more open active site cleft, is bound with NAD and l(+)-tartrate. Our structural data allow a detailed understanding of cofactor and substrate recognition, thus providing substantial insights into PdxB catalysis.
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ABSTRACT: Vitamin B(6) is an essential cofactor that participates in a large number of biochemical reactions. Pyridoxal phosphate is biosynthesized de novo by two different pathways (the DXP dependent pathway and the R5P pathway) and can also be salvaged from the environment. It is one of the few cofactors whose catabolic pathway has been comprehensively characterized. It is also known to function as a singlet oxygen scavenger and has protective effects against oxidative stress in fungi. Enzymes utilizing vitamin B(6) are important targets for therapeutic agents. This review provides a concise overview of the mechanistic enzymology of vitamin B(6) biosynthesis and catabolism. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Pyridoxal Phosphate Enzymology.Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 07/2011; 1814(11):1585-96. DOI:10.1016/j.bbapap.2011.06.018 · 4.66 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Hydroxy(phenyl)pyruvate reductase [H(P)PR] belongs to the family of D-isomer-specific 2-hydroxyacid dehydrogenases and catalyzes the reduction of hydroxyphenylpyruvates as well as hydroxypyruvate and pyruvate to the corresponding lactates. Other non-aromatic substrates are also accepted. NADPH is the preferred cosubstrate. The crystal structure of the enzyme from Coleus blumei (Lamiaceae) has been determined at 1.47 A resolution. In addition to the apoenzyme, the structure of a complex with NADP(+) was determined at a resolution of 2.2 A. H(P)PR is a dimer with a molecular mass of 34 113 Da per subunit. The structure is similar to those of other members of the enzyme family and consists of two domains separated by a deep catalytic cleft. To gain insights into substrate binding, several compounds were docked into the cosubstrate complex structure using the program AutoDock. The results show two possible binding modes with similar docking energy. However, only binding mode A provides the necessary environment in the active centre for hydride and proton transfer during reduction, leading to the formation of the (R)-enantiomer of lactate and/or hydroxyphenyllactate.Acta Crystallographica Section D Biological Crystallography 05/2010; 66(Pt 5):593-603. DOI:10.1107/S0907444910006360 · 7.23 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: This paper outlines the approach to restrain the transportation (or car) accidents caused by dangerous vehicle behaviors, especially those of lane departure and speeding. Based on the proposed approach, the possibility of car collision is reduced by an equipped in-vehicle vision-based system that monitors the sight in front of the car and issues certain necessary warning. Meanwhile, the infrastructure of monitoring and warning system as well as related image processing techniques is proposed. Furthermore, an application for decision model to launch warning is also discussed herein. Finally, the proposed approach is validated in real road tests.Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2003. Proceedings. 2003 IEEE; 11/2003