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See detailMono- and binuclear Zn2+-beta-lactamase. Role of the conserved cysteine in the catalytic mechanism.
Paul-Soto, R.; Bauer, R.; Frère, Jean-Marie ULiege et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1999), 274(19), 13242-9

When expressed by pathogenic bacteria, Zn2+-beta-lactamases induce resistance to most beta-lactam antibiotics. A possible strategy to fight these bacteria would be a combined therapy with non-toxic ... [more ▼]

When expressed by pathogenic bacteria, Zn2+-beta-lactamases induce resistance to most beta-lactam antibiotics. A possible strategy to fight these bacteria would be a combined therapy with non-toxic inhibitors of Zn2+-beta-lactamases together with standard antibiotics. For this purpose, it is important to verify that the inhibitor is effective under all clinical conditions. We have investigated the correlation between the number of zinc ions bound to the Zn2+-beta-lactamase from Bacillus cereus and hydrolysis of benzylpenicillin and nitrocefin for the wild type and a mutant where cysteine 168 is replaced by alanine. It is shown that both the mono-Zn2+ (mononuclear) and di-Zn2+ (binuclear) Zn2+-beta-lactamases are catalytically active but with different kinetic properties. The mono-Zn2+-beta-lactamase requires the conserved cysteine residue for hydrolysis of the beta-lactam ring in contrast to the binuclear enzyme where the cysteine residue is not essential. Substrate affinity is not significantly affected by the mutation for the mononuclear enzyme but is decreased for the binuclear enzyme. These results were derived from kinetic studies on two wild types and the mutant enzyme with benzylpenicillin and nitrocefin as substrates. Thus, targeting drug design to modify this residue might represent an efficient strategy, the more so if it also interferes with the formation of the binuclear enzyme. [less ▲]

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See detailPreference of Cd(II) and Zn(II) for the two metal sites in Bacillus cereus beta-lactamase II: A perturbed angular correlation of gamma-rays spectroscopic study.
Paul-Soto, R.; Zeppezauer, M.; Adolph, H. W. et al

in Biochemistry (1999), 38(50), 16500-6

Cd-substituted forms of the Bacillus cereus metallo-beta-lactamases (BCII) were studied by perturbed angular correlation of gamma-rays (PAC) spectroscopy. At very low [Cd]:[apo-beta-lactamase] ratios, two ... [more ▼]

Cd-substituted forms of the Bacillus cereus metallo-beta-lactamases (BCII) were studied by perturbed angular correlation of gamma-rays (PAC) spectroscopy. At very low [Cd]:[apo-beta-lactamase] ratios, two nuclear quadrupole interactions (NQI) were detected. For [Cd]:[apo-beta-lactamase] ratios between 0.8 and 3.0, two new NQIs appear, and the spectra show that up to 2 cadmium ions can be bound per molecule of apoenzyme. These results show the existence of two interacting Cd-binding sites in BCII. The relative populations of the two NQIs found at low [Cd]:[apo-beta-lactamase] ratios yielded a 1:3 ratio for the microscopic dissociation constants of the two different metal sites (when only one cadmium ion is bound). X-ray diffraction data at pH 7.5 demonstrate that also for Zn(II) two binding sites exist, which may be bridged by a solvent molecule. The measured NQIs could be assigned to the site with three histidines as metal ligands (three-His site) and to the site with histidine, cysteine, and aspartic acid as metal ligands (Cys site), respectively, by PAC measurements on the Cys168Ala mutant enzyme. This assignment shows that cadmium ions preferentially bind to the Cys site. This is in contrast to the preference of Zn(II) in the hybrid Zn(II)Cd(II) enzyme, where an analysis of the corresponding PAC spectrum showed that Cd(II) occupied the Cys site, whereby Zn(II) occupied the site with three histidines. The difference between Zn(II) and Cd(II) in affinity for the two sites is combined with the kinetics of hydrolysis of nitrocefin for different metal ion substitutions (Zn(2)E, ZnE, Cd(2)E, CdE, and ZnCdE) to study the function of the two metal ion binding sites. [less ▲]

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See detailCloning of a Chryseobacterium (Flavobacterium) meningosepticum chromosomal gene (blaA(CME)) encoding an extended-spectrum class A beta-lactamase related to the Bacteroides cephalosporinases and the VEB-1 and PER beta-lactamases.
Rossolini, G. M.; Franceschini, N.; Lauretti, L. et al

in Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy (1999), 43(9), 2193-9

In addition to the BlaB metallo-beta-lactamase, Chryseobacterium (Flavobacterium) meningosepticum CCUG 4310 (NCTC 10585) constitutively produces a 31-kDa active-site serine beta-lactamase, named CME-1 ... [more ▼]

In addition to the BlaB metallo-beta-lactamase, Chryseobacterium (Flavobacterium) meningosepticum CCUG 4310 (NCTC 10585) constitutively produces a 31-kDa active-site serine beta-lactamase, named CME-1, with an alkaline isoelectric pH. The blaA(CME) gene that encodes the latter enzyme was isolated from a genomic library constructed in the Escherichia coli plasmid vector pACYC184 by screening for cefuroxime-resistant clones. Sequence analysis revealed that the CME-1 enzyme is a new class A beta-lactamase structurally divergent from the other members of this class, being most closely related to the VEB-1 (also named CEF-1) and PER beta-lactamases and the Bacteroides chromosomal cephalosporinases. The blaA(CME) determinant is located on the chromosome and exhibits features typical of those of C. meningosepticum resident genes. The CME-1 protein was purified from an E. coli strain that overexpresses the cloned gene via a T7-based expression system by means of an anion-exchange chromatography step followed by a gel permeation chromatography step. Kinetic parameters for several substrates were determined. CME-1 is a clavulanic acid-susceptible extended-spectrum beta-lactamase that hydrolyzes most cephalosporins, penicillins, and monobactams but that does not hydrolyze cephamycins and carbapenems. The enzyme exhibits strikingly different kinetic parameters for different classes of beta-lactams, with both K(m) and k(cat) values much higher for cephalosporins than for penicillins and monobactams. However, the variability of both kinetic parameters resulted in overall similar acylation rates (k(cat)/K(m) ratios) for all types of beta-lactam substrates. [less ▲]

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See detailBiochemical characterization of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa 101/1477 metallo-beta-lactamase IMP-1 produced by Escherichia coli.
Laraki, N.; Franceschini, N.; Rossolini, G. M. et al

in Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy (1999), 43(4), 902-6

The blaIMP gene coding for the IMP-1 metallo-beta-lactamase produced by a Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate (isolate 101/1477) was overexpressed via a T7 expression system in Escherichia coli BL21 ... [more ▼]

The blaIMP gene coding for the IMP-1 metallo-beta-lactamase produced by a Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate (isolate 101/1477) was overexpressed via a T7 expression system in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3), and its product was purified to homogeneity with a final yield of 35 mg/liter of culture. The structural and functional properties of the enzyme purified from E. coli were identical to those of the enzyme produced by P. aeruginosa. The IMP-1 metallo-beta-lactamase exhibits a broad-spectrum activity profile that includes activity against penicillins, cephalosporins, cephamycins, oxacephamycins, and carbapenems. Only monobactams escape its action. The enzyme activity was inhibited by metal chelators, of which 1,10-o-phenanthroline and dipicolinic acid were the most efficient. Two zinc-binding sites were found. The zinc content of the P. aeruginosa 101/1477 metallo-beta-lactamase was not pH dependent. [less ▲]

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See detailThe DmpA aminopeptidase from Ochrobactrum anthropi LMG7991 is the prototype of a new terminal nucleophile hydrolase family.
Fanuel, L; Goffin, Colette ULiege; Cheggour, A et al

in Biochemical Journal (1999), 341(Pt 1), 147-55

The DmpA (d-aminopeptidase A) protein produced by Ochrobactrum anthropi hydrolyses p-nitroanilide derivatives of glycine and d-alanine more efficiently than that of l-alanine. When regular peptides are ... [more ▼]

The DmpA (d-aminopeptidase A) protein produced by Ochrobactrum anthropi hydrolyses p-nitroanilide derivatives of glycine and d-alanine more efficiently than that of l-alanine. When regular peptides are utilized as substrates, the enzyme behaves as an aminopeptidase with a preference for N-terminal residues in an l configuration, thus exemplifying an interesting case of stereospecificity reversal. The best-hydrolysed substrate is l-Ala-Gly-Gly, but tetra- and penta-peptides are also efficiently hydrolysed. The gene encodes a 375-residue precursor, but the active enzyme contains two polypeptides corresponding to residues 2-249 (alpha-subunit) and 250-375 (beta-subunit) of the precursor. Residues 249 and 250 are a Gly and a Ser respectively, and various substitutions performed by site-directed mutagenesis result in the production of an uncleaved and inactive protein. The N-terminal Ser residue of the beta-subunit is followed by a hydrophobic peptide, which is predicted to form a beta-strand structure. All these properties strongly suggest that DmpA is an N-terminal amidohydrolase. An exploration of the databases highlights the presence of a number of open reading frames encoding related proteins in various bacterial genomes. Thus DmpA is very probably the prototype of an original family of N-terminal hydrolases. [less ▲]

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See detailTwo new aminopeptidases from Ochrobactrum anthropi active on D-alanyl-p-nitroanilide.
Fanuel, L; Thamm, Iris ULiege; Kostanjevecki, V et al

in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences : CMLS (1999), 55(5), 812-8

Two new enzymes which hydrolyse D-alanyl-p-nitroanilide have been detected in Ochrobactrum anthropi LMG7991 extracts. The first enzyme, DmpB, was purified to homogeneity and found to be homologous to the ... [more ▼]

Two new enzymes which hydrolyse D-alanyl-p-nitroanilide have been detected in Ochrobactrum anthropi LMG7991 extracts. The first enzyme, DmpB, was purified to homogeneity and found to be homologous to the Dap protein produced by O. anthropi SCRC C1-38 (ATCC49237). The second enzyme, DmpA, exhibits a similar substrate profile when tested on p-nitroanilide derivatives of glycine and L/D-alanine, but the amounts produced by the Ochrobactrum strain were not sufficient to allow complete purification. Interestingly, the DmpA preparation also exhibited an L-aminopeptidase activity on the tripeptide L-Ala-Gly-Gly but it was not possible to be certain that the same protein was responsible for both p-nitroanilide and peptide hydrolysing activities. The gene encoding the DmpA protein was cloned and sequenced. The deduced protein sequence exhibits varying degrees of similarity with those corresponding to several open reading frames found in the genomes of other prokaryotic organisms, including Mycobacteria. None of these gene products has been isolated or characterised, but a tentative relationship can be proposed with the NylC amidase from Flavobacterium sp. K172. [less ▲]

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See detailCrystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a new L-aminopeptidase-D-amidase/D-esterase activated by a Gly-Ser peptide bond hydrolysis.
Bompard-Gilles, C; Villeret, V; Fanuel, L et al

in Acta Crystallographica Section D-Biological Crystallography (1999), 55(Pt 3), 699-701

Ochrobactrum anthropi possesses an L-aminopeptidase (DmpA) also able to act as a D-amidase/D-esterase. DmpA (40 kDa) is activated by auto-catalyzed protein splicing liberating an alpha-amino group ... [more ▼]

Ochrobactrum anthropi possesses an L-aminopeptidase (DmpA) also able to act as a D-amidase/D-esterase. DmpA (40 kDa) is activated by auto-catalyzed protein splicing liberating an alpha-amino group presumably used as a general base in the catalytic mechanism. Two crystal forms were obtained at 294 K in 13-16% PEG 2000 mono-methylether at pH 9.0, adding either 0.2 M magnesium chloride or 1 M lithium chloride. Crystals of the first form belong to the space group C2221 and diffract to 3.0 A resolution, whereas crystals of the second form belong to the space group P21212 and diffract to 2.3 A resolution. Initial screening for heavy-atom derivatives on form II crystals, has led to a well substituted Hg derivative. [less ▲]

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See detailH-1-N-15 HMQC for the identification of metal-bound histidines in Cd-113-substituted Bacillus cereus zinc beta-lactamase
Damblon, Christian ULiege; Prosperi, Christelle ULiege; Lian, L. Y. et al

in Journal of the American Chemical Society (1999), 121(49), 11575-11576

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See detailX-ray analysis of the NMC-A beta-lactamase at 1.64-A resolution, a class A carbapenemase with broad substrate specificity
Swaren, Peter; Maveyraud, Laurent; Raquet, Xavier et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1998), 273(41), 26714-26721

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See detailCatalytic Properties of Class a Beta-Lactamases: Efficiency and Diversity
Matagne, André ULiege; Lamotte-Brasseur, Josette; Frère, Jean-Marie ULiege

in Biochemical Journal (1998), 330((Pt 2)), 581-98

beta-Lactamases are the main cause of bacterial resistance to penicillins, cephalosporins and related beta-lactam compounds. These enzymes inactivate the antibiotics by hydrolysing the amide bond of the ... [more ▼]

beta-Lactamases are the main cause of bacterial resistance to penicillins, cephalosporins and related beta-lactam compounds. These enzymes inactivate the antibiotics by hydrolysing the amide bond of the beta-lactam ring. Class A beta-lactamases are the most widespread enzymes and are responsible for numerous failures in the treatment of infectious diseases. The introduction of new beta-lactam compounds, which are meant to be 'beta-lactamase-stable' or beta-lactamase inhibitors, is thus continuously challenged either by point mutations in the ubiquitous TEM and SHV plasmid-borne beta-lactamase genes or by the acquisition of new genes coding for beta-lactamases with different catalytic properties. On the basis of the X-ray crystallography structures of several class A beta-lactamases, including that of the clinically relevant TEM-1 enzyme, it has become possible to analyse how particular structural changes in the enzyme structures might modify their catalytic properties. However, despite the many available kinetic, structural and mutagenesis data, the factors explaining the diversity of the specificity profiles of class A beta-lactamases and their amazing catalytic efficiency have not been thoroughly elucidated. The detailed understanding of these phenomena constitutes the cornerstone for the design of future generations of antibiotics. [less ▲]

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See detailMono- and binuclear Zn-beta-lactamase from Bacteroides fragilis: catalytic and structural roles of the zinc ions.
Paul-Soto, R.; Hernandez-Valladares, M.; Galleni, Moreno ULiege et al

in FEBS letters (1998), 438(1-2), 137-40

The Bacteroides fragilis Zn-beta-lactamase is active with a mono- and a binuclear zinc site. The apoenzyme produced by removal of both Zn ions does not recover full activity upon readdition of Zn2+ in ... [more ▼]

The Bacteroides fragilis Zn-beta-lactamase is active with a mono- and a binuclear zinc site. The apoenzyme produced by removal of both Zn ions does not recover full activity upon readdition of Zn2+ in contrast to an active mono-Zn form prepared at pH 6.0. Differences in k(cat) values observed are substrate-dependent implying distinct mechanisms for the mono- and binuclear species. The substrate profile of a Zn,Cd hybrid obtained by selective exchange of one zinc ion is different from that of the Zn2 enzyme with a remarkable 15-fold increased activity with cefoxitin as substrate. [less ▲]

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See detailX-ray structure of the ZnII beta-lactamase from Bacteroides fragilis in an orthorhombic crystal form.
Carfi, A.; Duee, E.; Paul-Soto, R. et al

in Acta crystallographica. Section D, Biological crystallography (1998), 54(Pt 1), 45-57

beta-Lactamases are extracellular or periplasmic bacterial enzymes which confer resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics. On the basis of their catalytic mechanisms, they can be divided into two major groups ... [more ▼]

beta-Lactamases are extracellular or periplasmic bacterial enzymes which confer resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics. On the basis of their catalytic mechanisms, they can be divided into two major groups: active-site serine enzymes (classes A, C and D) and the ZnII enzymes (class B). The first crystal structure of a class B enzyme, the metallo-beta-lactamase from Bacillus cereus, has been solved at 2.5 A resolution [Carfi, Pares, Duee, Galleni, Duez, Frere & Dideberg (1995). EMBO J. 14, 4914-4921]. Recently, the crystal structure of the metallo-beta-lactamase from Bacteroides fragilis has been determined in a tetragonal space group [Concha, Rasmussen, Bush & Herzberg (1996). Structure, 4, 823-836]. The structure of the metallo-beta-lactamase from B. fragilis in an orthorhombic crystal form at 2.0 A resolution is reported here. The final crystallographic R is 0.196 for all the 32501 observed reflections in the range 10-2.0 A. The refined model includes 458 residues, 437 water molecules, four zinc and two sodium ions. These structures are discussed with reference to Zn binding and activity. A catalytic mechanism is proposed which is coherent with metallo-beta-lactamases being active with either one Zn ion (as in Aeromonas hydrophila) or two Zn ions (as in B. fragilis) bound to the protein. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization and sequence of the Chryseobacterium (Flavobacterium) meningosepticum carbapenemase: a new molecular class B beta-lactamase showing a broad substrate profile.
Rossolini, G. M.; Franceschini, N.; Riccio, M. L. et al

in The Biochemical journal (1998), 332 ( Pt 1)

The metallo-beta-lactamase produced by Chryseobacterium (formerly Flavobacterium) meningosepticum, which is the flavobacterial species of greatest clinical relevance, was purified and characterized. The ... [more ▼]

The metallo-beta-lactamase produced by Chryseobacterium (formerly Flavobacterium) meningosepticum, which is the flavobacterial species of greatest clinical relevance, was purified and characterized. The enzyme, named BlaB, contains a polypeptide with an apparent Mr of 26000, and has a pI of 8.5. It hydrolyses penicillins, cephalosporins (including cefoxitin), carbapenems and 6-beta-iodopenicillanate, a mechanism-based inactivator of active-site serine beta-lactamases. The enzyme was inhibited by EDTA, 1-10 phenanthroline and pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid, with different inactivation parameters for each chelating agent. The C. meningosepticum blaB gene was cloned and sequenced. According to the G+C content and codon usage, the blaB gene appeared to be endogenous to the species. The BlaB enzyme showed significant sequence similarity to other class B beta-lactamases, being overall more similar to members of subclass B1, which includes the metallo-enzymes of Bacillus cereus (Bc-II) and Bacteroides fragilis (CcrA) and the IMP-1 enzyme found in various microbial species, and more distantly related to the metallo-beta-lactamases of Aeromonas spp. (CphA, CphA2 and ImiS) and of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (L1). [less ▲]

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See detailThe diversity, structure and regulation of beta-lactamases.
Philippon, A; Dusart, Jean; Joris, Bernard ULiege et al

in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences : CMLS (1998), 54(4), 341-6

beta-Lactamase production is responsible for the appearance of a large number of pathogenic bacterial strains exhibiting a high degree of resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics. A large number of enzymes ... [more ▼]

beta-Lactamase production is responsible for the appearance of a large number of pathogenic bacterial strains exhibiting a high degree of resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics. A large number of enzymes have been described with very diverse primary structures and catalytic profiles. Nevertheless, all known three-dimensional structures of active-site serine beta-lactamases exhibit a high degree of similarity with apparently equivalent chemical functionalities in the same strategic positions. These groups might not, however, play identical roles in the various classes of enzymes. Structural data have also been recently obtained for the zinc metallo-beta-lactamases, but the detailed catalytic mechanisms might also differ widely, depending on the enzyme studied. Similarly, the induction of the synthesis of beta-lactamases is now better understood, but many questions remain to be answered. [less ▲]

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See detailA collapsed intermediate with nonnative packing of hydrophobic residues in the folding of TEM-1 beta-lactamase
Vanhove, M.; Lejeune, Annabelle ULiege; GUILLAUME, G. et al

in Biochemistry (1998), 37(7), 1941-1950

The kinetics of refolding of TEM-1 beta-lactamase from solution in guanidine hydrochloride have been investigated on the manual and stopped-flow mixing time scales. The kinetics of change of far-UV ... [more ▼]

The kinetics of refolding of TEM-1 beta-lactamase from solution in guanidine hydrochloride have been investigated on the manual and stopped-flow mixing time scales. The kinetics of change of far-UV circular dichroism and of intrinsic and ANS fluorescence have been compared with changes in the quenching of fluorescence by acrylamide as a probe of the accessibility of solvent to tryptophan. The binding of ANS points to hydrophobic collapse in the very early stages of folding which take place in the burst phase. This is accompanied by regain of 60-65% of-native ellipticity, indicating formation of a significant proportion of secondary structure, Also in the burst phase, the tryptophan residues, which are largely exposed to solvent in the native protein, become less accessible to acrylamide, and the intrinsic fluorescence increases markedly. An early intermediate is thus formed in which tryptophan is more buried than in the native protein. Further intermediates are formed over the next 20 s. Quenching by acrylamide increases during this period, as the transient nonnative state is disrupted and the tryptophan residue(s) become(s) reexposed to solvent, The two slowest phases are determined by the isomerization of incorrect prolyl isomers, but double jump tryptophan fluorescence and acrylamide quenching experiments show little, if any, effect of proline isomerization on the earlier phases, Hydrophobic collapse thus occurs to a folding intermediate in which there is a nonnative element of structure which has to rearrange in the later steps of folding, resulting in a nonhierarchical folding pathway. The C-terminal W290 is suggested as being involved in the nonnative intermediate. beta-Lactamase provides further evidence for the occurrence of nonnative intermediates in protein folding. [less ▲]

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See detailInducible class C beta-lactamases produced by psychrophilic bacteria
Pierrard, Annick ULiege; Ledent, P.; Docquier, J. D. et al

in FEMS Microbiology Letters (1998), 161

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See detailRésistance bactérienne aux beta-lactamines
Charlier, Paulette ULiege; Coyette, Jacques ULiege; Dehareng, Dominique ULiege et al

in Medecine Sciences : M/S (1998), 14(5), 544-555

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See detailSite-Directed Mutagenesis of the Actinomadura R39 DD-Peptidase
Zhao, GuoHua; Duez, Colette ULiege; Forceille, Christine et al

in Biochemical Journal (1997), 327(2), 377-381

The role of various residues in the conserved structural elements of the Actinomadura R39 penicillin-sensitive dd-peptidase has been studied by site-directed mutagenesis. Replacement of Ser-298 of the ... [more ▼]

The role of various residues in the conserved structural elements of the Actinomadura R39 penicillin-sensitive dd-peptidase has been studied by site-directed mutagenesis. Replacement of Ser-298 of the 'SDN loop' by Ala or Gly significantly decreased the kcat/Km value for the peptide substrate, but only by a factor of 15 and had little effect on the other catalytic properties. Mutations of Asn-300 of the same loop and of Lys-410 of the KTG triad yielded very unstable proteins. However, the N300S mutant could be purified as a fusion protein with thioredoxin that exhibited decreased rates of acylation by the peptide substrate and various cephalosporins. Similar fusion proteins obtained with the N300A, K410H and K410N mutants were unstable and their catalytic and penicillin-binding properties were very strongly affected. In transpeptidation reactions, the presence of the acceptor influenced the kcat/Km values, which suggested a catalytic pathway more complex than a simple partition of the acyl-enzyme between hydrolysis and aminolysis. These results are compared with those obtained with two other penicillin-sensitive enzymes, the Streptomyces R61 dd-peptidase and Escherichia coli penicillin-binding protein (PBP) 5. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Bimodular G57-V577 Polypeptide Chain of the Class B Penicillin-Binding Protein 3 of Escherichia Coli Catalyzes Peptide Bond Formation from Thiolesters and Does Not Catalyze Glycan Chain Polymerization from the Lipid II Intermediate
Adam, Maggy; Fraipont, Claudine ULiege; Rhazi, Noureddine ULiege et al

in Journal of Bacteriology (1997), 179(19), 6005-6009

Because the specificity profile of the membrane anchor-free G57-V577 penicillin-binding protein 3 (PBP3) of Escherichia coli for a large series of beta-lactam antibiotics is similar to that of the full ... [more ▼]

Because the specificity profile of the membrane anchor-free G57-V577 penicillin-binding protein 3 (PBP3) of Escherichia coli for a large series of beta-lactam antibiotics is similar to that of the full-size membrane-bound PBP, the truncated PBP is expected to adopt the native folded conformation. The truncated PBP3 functions as a thiolesterase. In aqueous media and in the presence of millimolar concentrations of a properly structured amino compound, it catalyzes the aminolysis of the thiolester until completion, suggesting that the penicillin-binding module of PBP3 is designed to catalyze transpeptidation reactions. In contrast, the truncated PBP3 is devoid of glycan polymerization activity on the E. coli lipid II intermediate, suggesting that the non-penicillin-binding module of PBP3 is not a transglycosylase. [less ▲]

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