Human Glx2 contains an Fe(II)Zn(II) center but is active as a mononuclear Zn(II) enzyme

ArticleinBiochemistry 48(23):5426-34 · June 2009with9 Reads
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Human glyoxalase II (Glx2) was overexpressed in rich medium and in minimal medium containing zinc, iron, or cobalt, and the resulting Glx2 analogues were characterized using metal analyses, steady-state and pre-steady-state kinetics, and NMR and EPR spectroscopies to determine the nature of the metal center in the enzyme. Recombinant human Glx2 tightly binds nearly 1 equiv each of Zn(II) and Fe. In contrast to previous reports, this study demonstrates that an analogue containing 2 equiv of Zn(II) cannot be prepared. EPR studies suggest that most of the iron in recombinant Glx2 is Fe(II). NMR studies show that Fe(II) binds to the consensus Zn(2) site in Glx2 and that this site can also bind Co(II) and Ni(II), suggesting that Zn(II) binds to the consensus Zn(1) site. The NMR studies also reveal the presence of a dinuclear Co(II) center in Co(II)-substituted Glx2. Steady-state and pre-steady-state kinetic studies show that Glx2 containing only 1 equiv of Zn(II) is catalytically active and that the metal ion in the consensus Zn(2) site has little effect on catalytic activity. Taken together, these studies suggest that Glx2 contains a Fe(II)Zn(II) center in vivo but that the catalytic activity is due to Zn(II) in the Zn(1) site.

    • "One of the rice GLY II, OsGLYII-3, has been well characterized in our laboratory (Yadav et al., 2007) and conferred enhanced salinity tolerance in rice (Singla-Pareek et al., 2008). Moreover, it was observed that AtGlx2-1 and OsGLYII-1 show activity other than GLY II (Limphong et al., 2009; Kaur et al., 2014c ). Functional complementation of the yeast GLY II mutant by OsGLYII-2 (Figure 1) indicated that OsGLYII-2 is an active GLY II enzyme. "
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    • "These metal ions are essential for the catalytic activity (Zang et al., 2001) and their binding occurs as di-nuclear metal ion centers (Wenzel et al., 2004 ). However , human GLYII is active as a mononuclear enzyme despite the presence of Fe(II)/Zn(II) di-nuclear center (Cameron, 1999; Limphong et al., 2009a). Plant glyoxalases have been largely studied from a physiological perspective, being linked to stress tolerance in plants. "
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    • "Glo I enzyme is found only in cytoplasmic space while Glo II enzyme is found in different cellular compartments (nucleus, endoplasmatic reticulum, and mitochondria). In eukaryotes multiple forms of Glo II are found in mitochondria (both in intermembrane space and in the matrix) while only one form of cytosolic Glo II exists, which resembles the intermembrane space form [42]. Glo II is a metal-dependent β-lactamase and shows a characteristic Zn 2 þ -binding motif, conserved in all known sequences, and a Zn(II) Fe(II) center [43,44]. The biological meaning of the presence of Glo II and the absence of Glo I in mitochondria is still unclear. "
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