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See detailBacterial cell wall, DD-peptidase and β-lactam antibiotics
Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg; Frère, Jean-Marie ULg; Leyh-Bouille, Mélina et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases (1984), 42

Wall peptidoglycan expansion in bacteria rests upon a cytoplasmic D-Ala: D-Ala ligase (ADP) which catalyses synthesis of a D-Ala-D-Ala dipeptide (with accompanying hydrolysis of one molecule of ATP) and a ... [more ▼]

Wall peptidoglycan expansion in bacteria rests upon a cytoplasmic D-Ala: D-Ala ligase (ADP) which catalyses synthesis of a D-Ala-D-Ala dipeptide (with accompanying hydrolysis of one molecule of ATP) and a set of DD-peptidases which utilize this D-Ala-D-Ala dipeptide--once it has been translocated at the outer face of the plasma membrane as the C-terminal portion of a disaccharide peptide unit--as carbonyl donor for transpeptidation and carboxypeptidation reactions (without additional energy expenditure). Four DD-peptidases have been selected which differ from each other with respect to the effects that amino compounds exert on the fate and rate of consumption of a D-Ala-D-Ala terminated amide carbonyl donor analogue. They serve as models to understand the different mechanisms by which the DD-peptidases perform catalysis and show widely varying responses to the action of beta-lactams, from extreme sensitivity to very high resistance [less ▲]

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See detailActive-site-directed inactivators of the Zn2+-containing D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving carboxypeptidase of Streptomyces albus G.
Charlier, Paulette ULg; Dideberg, Otto; Jamoulle, Jean-Claude et al

in Biochemical Journal (1984), 219(3), 763-772

Several types of active-site-directed inactivators (inhibitors) of the Zn2+-containing D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving carboxypeptidase were tested. (i) Among the heavy-atom-containing compounds examined ... [more ▼]

Several types of active-site-directed inactivators (inhibitors) of the Zn2+-containing D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving carboxypeptidase were tested. (i) Among the heavy-atom-containing compounds examined, K2Pt(C2O4)2 inactivates the enzyme with a second-order rate constant of about 6 X 10(-2)M-1 X S-1 and has only one binding site located close to the Zn2+ cofactor within the enzyme active site. (ii) Several compounds possessing both a C-terminal carboxylate function and, at the other end of the molecule, a thiol, hydroxamate or carboxylate function were also examined. 3-Mercaptopropionate (racemic) and 3-mercaptoisobutyrate (L-isomer) inhibit the enzyme competitively with a Ki value of 5 X 10 X 10(-9)M. (iii) Classical beta-lactam compounds have a very weak inhibitory potency. Depending on the structure of the compounds, enzyme inhibition may be competitive (and binding occurs to the active site) or non-competitive (and binding causes disruption of the protein crystal lattice). (iv) 6-beta-Iodopenicillanate inactivates the enzyme in a complex way. At high beta-lactam concentrations, the pseudo-first-order rate constant of enzyme inactivation has a limit value of 7 X 10(-4)S-1 X 6-beta-Iodopenicillanate binds to the active site just in front of the Zn2+ cofactor and superimposes histidine-190, suggesting that permanent enzyme inactivation is by reaction with this latter residue. [less ▲]

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See detailThe active site of the P99 beta-lactamase from Enterobacter cloacae.
Joris, Bernard ULg; Dusart, Jean; Frère, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Biochemical Journal (1984), 223(1), 271-4

Labelling the beta-lactamase of Enterobacter cloacae P99 with a poor substrate or a mechanism-based inactivator points to an active-site serine residue in a sequence closely resembling that of the ampC ... [more ▼]

Labelling the beta-lactamase of Enterobacter cloacae P99 with a poor substrate or a mechanism-based inactivator points to an active-site serine residue in a sequence closely resembling that of the ampC beta-lactamase. These results establish the P99 enzyme as a class-C beta-lactamase, and the concurrence of the two approaches helps to confirm the reliability of determining active-site sequences with the aid of mechanism-based inactivators. [less ▲]

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See detailInteraction between monobactams and model D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving peptidases
Frère, Jean-Marie ULg; Klein, Daniel; Kelly, Judith A et al

in FEMS Microbiology Letters (1984), 21

Several monobactams reacted with the serine dd-peptidases of Streptomyces R61 and Actinomadura R39 in a manner similar to that of bicyclic penicillins and cephalosporins. The dissociation constants of the ... [more ▼]

Several monobactams reacted with the serine dd-peptidases of Streptomyces R61 and Actinomadura R39 in a manner similar to that of bicyclic penicillins and cephalosporins. The dissociation constants of the Michaelis complexes formed between the R61 enzyme and sulfazecin (32 μM) and between the R39 peptidase and SQ 26324 (0.35 μM) had the lowest values ever observed with any β-lactam compound, suggesting an excellent fit of these two monobactams with the active sites of the respective enzymes. Azthreonam had a very poor inactivating potency, confirming its high selective reactivity towards the penicillin binding protein No. 3 of Escherichia coli. The Zn2+dd-peptidase (from Streptomyces albus G) had a high intrinsic resistance to β-lactam compounds whether they possessed a mono- or a bicyclic structure. [less ▲]

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See detailStudy of the Zn-containing DD-carboxypeptidase of Streptomyces albus G by small-angle X-ray scattering in solution.
Labischinski, Harald; Giesbrecht, Peter; Fischer, E. et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1984), 138(1), 83-87

Study of the Zn2+-containing D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving carboxypeptidase of Streptomyces albus G by small-angle X-ray scattering in solution yielded the following molecular parameters: radius of gyration ... [more ▼]

Study of the Zn2+-containing D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving carboxypeptidase of Streptomyces albus G by small-angle X-ray scattering in solution yielded the following molecular parameters: radius of gyration R = 1.82 +/- 0.05 nm; largest diameter D = 5.9 +/- 0.2 nm; relative molecular mass Mr = 17000 +/- 2000; volume V approximately equal to 35 +/- 2 nm3; degree of hydration: 0.25 +/- 0.02 g water/g protein. By reference to theoretical scattering curves of rigid triaxial homogeneous bodies, a model which fits all experimental data is an elliptical cylinder. Such a model is compatible with that observed in the crystal structure. At those high concentrations necessary to form inactive enzyme-ligand associations the non-competitive beta-lactam inhibitors, cephalothin and cephalosporin C, drastically altered the scattering behaviour of the protein. [less ▲]

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See detailBacterial wall peptidoglycan, DD-peptidases and beta-lactam antibiotics
Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg; Frère, Jean-Marie ULg; Leyh-Bouille, Mélina et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases (1984), 42

Wall peptidoglycan expansion in bacteria rests upon a cytoplasmic D-Ala: D-Ala ligase (ADP) which catalyses synthesis of a D-Ala-D-Ala dipeptide (with accompanying hydrolysis of one molecule of ATP) and a ... [more ▼]

Wall peptidoglycan expansion in bacteria rests upon a cytoplasmic D-Ala: D-Ala ligase (ADP) which catalyses synthesis of a D-Ala-D-Ala dipeptide (with accompanying hydrolysis of one molecule of ATP) and a set of DD-peptidases which utilize this D-Ala-D-Ala dipeptide--once it has been translocated at the outer face of the plasma membrane as the C-terminal portion of a disaccharide peptide unit--as carbonyl donor for transpeptidation and carboxypeptidation reactions (without additional energy expenditure). Four DD-peptidases have been selected which differ from each other with respect to the effects that amino compounds exert on the fate and rate of consumption of a D-Ala-D-Ala terminated amide carbonyl donor analogue. They serve as models to understand the different mechanisms by which the DD-peptidases perform catalysis and show widely varying responses to the action of beta-lactams, from extreme sensitivity to very high resistance. [less ▲]

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See detailThe complete amino acid sequence of the Zn2+-containing D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving carboxypeptidase of streptomyces albus G
Joris, Bernard ULg; Van Beeumen, Jozef; Casagrande, Fabiana et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1983), 130(1), 53-69

The 22076-Mr Zn2+-containing D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving carboxypeptidase of Streptomyces abuls G effectively catalyses the transfer of the N alpha, N epsilon-diacetyl-L-lysyl-D-alanyl electrophilic group ... [more ▼]

The 22076-Mr Zn2+-containing D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving carboxypeptidase of Streptomyces abuls G effectively catalyses the transfer of the N alpha, N epsilon-diacetyl-L-lysyl-D-alanyl electrophilic group of the standard tripeptide substrate N alpha, N epsilon-diacetyl-L-lysyl-D-alanyl-D-alanine to water. It also performs a weak beta-lactamase activity, hydrolysing penicillin into penicilloate at a very low rate. This protein consists of 212 amino acid residues in a single polypeptide chain. The N terminus is partially blocked as a result of the cyclization of the dipeptide Asn-Gly into anhydroaspartylglycine imide. The protein has been fragmented by cyanogen bromide into five fragments whose sequences have been determined via appropriate subcleavages with various proteases. The ordering of the cyanogen bromide peptide fragments has been carried out (a) by submitting the S-carboxymethylated protein to complete tryptic digestion and labelling the methionine-containing peptides thus obtained with iodo[14C]-acetamide, and (b) by submitting to limited tryptic digestion the S-[2-(4'-pyridyl)ethyl]-cysteine protein whose amino groups have been blocked by reaction with exo-cis-3,6-endoxo-delta 4-tetrahydrophthalic anhydride prior to digestion. The protein contains six cysteine residues in the form of three disulfide bridges. No homology is found by comparing this peptidase with other Zn2+-containing enzymes (carboxypeptidase A, thermolysin, carbonic anhydrase B and alcohol dehydrogenase) and several completely or partially sequenced, serine-containing D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving peptidases and Zn2+/serine-containing beta-lactamases. [less ▲]

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See detailThe active site of the D-alanyl-D-Alanine-cleaving peptidase
Charlier, Paulette ULg; Dideberg, Otto; Dive, Georges ULg et al

in Hakenbeck, R.; Höltje, J. V.; Labischinski, H. (Eds.) Target of Penicillin: The Murein Sacculus of Bacterial Cell Walls, Architecture and Growth (1983)

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See detailInstrinct Resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics at the level of the enzyme sites. Many challenges, some achievements
Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg; Charlier, P.; Coyette, Jean et al

in Wiedemann, B.; Guysen, Jean-Marie; Spitzy, K. H. (Eds.) et al Symposium Mechanisms of resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics : Proceedings (1983)

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See detailThe active sites of the D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving peptidases
Charlier, Paulette ULg; Dideberg, Otto; Dive, Georges ULg et al

in Hakenbeck, Regine; Höltje, Joachim-Volker; Labischinski, Harald (Eds.) The Target Penicillin : the Murein Sacculus of Bacterial Cell Walls Architecture and Growth : Proceedings (1983)

The active site structures of D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving peptidases G, R61, R39, and K15 from Streptomyces and Actinomadura are discussed in relation to their substrate specificities and kinetic ... [more ▼]

The active site structures of D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving peptidases G, R61, R39, and K15 from Streptomyces and Actinomadura are discussed in relation to their substrate specificities and kinetic mechanisms. [less ▲]

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See detailLineweaver-Burk, Hanes, Eadie-Hofstee and Dixon Plots in Non-steady-state Situations.
Frère, Jean-Marie ULg; Leyh, Bernard ULg; Renard, André

in Journal of Theoretical Biology (1983), 101

Lineweaver-Burk, Hanes, Eadie-Hofstee and Dixon plots can only be used when a true initial rate is measured. Despite the fact that this point has often been stressed, it is far too often ignored in favour ... [more ▼]

Lineweaver-Burk, Hanes, Eadie-Hofstee and Dixon plots can only be used when a true initial rate is measured. Despite the fact that this point has often been stressed, it is far too often ignored in favour of restricting the essay time to one where low amounts of substrate are used. When one or several irreversible and slow steps occur with an inactivator during the incubation of a ternary enzyme-substrate-inactivator mixture, the rate of the enzyme-catalyzed reaction progressively decreases. Even under these conditions, the present computer simulations investigations show that apparently linear Lineweaver-Burk, Hanes, Eadie-Hofstee and Dixon graphs can be obtained when the amount of product is mistakenly assumed to represent the true initial rate. Moreover, the observed pattern can change with time, going for instance from non-competitive to competitive. "Ki's" measured under these conditions also vary with time and bear little relationship to the true constants involved in the interaction. [less ▲]

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See detailCrystallographic data for the beta-lactamase from Enterobacter cloacae P99.
Charlier, Paulette ULg; Dideberg, O.; Frère, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Journal of Molecular Biology (1983), 171(2), 237-8

The beta-lactamase from Enterobacter cloacae P99 has been crystallized from polyethylene glycol solution at pH 7. X-ray examination of the orthorhombic crystals shows the space group is P2(1)2(1)2 with ... [more ▼]

The beta-lactamase from Enterobacter cloacae P99 has been crystallized from polyethylene glycol solution at pH 7. X-ray examination of the orthorhombic crystals shows the space group is P2(1)2(1)2 with unit cell dimensions a = 77.4 A, b = 69.4 A, and c = 63.6 A. There is one molecule of molecular weight 39,000 in the asymmetric unit. [less ▲]

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See detailPenicillin target enzyme and the antibiotic binding site
Kelly, Judith A.; Moews, Paul C.; Knox, James R. et al

in Science (1982), 218(4571), 479-481

The three-dimensional structure of a penicillin-sensitive D-alanyl-carboxypeptidase-transpeptidase has been determined by x-ray crystallography to a resolution of 2.8 angstroms. The site of binding of the ... [more ▼]

The three-dimensional structure of a penicillin-sensitive D-alanyl-carboxypeptidase-transpeptidase has been determined by x-ray crystallography to a resolution of 2.8 angstroms. The site of binding of the beta-lactam antibiotics penicillin and cephalosporin has been located. These findings constitute direct observation of the interaction of beta-lactams with a transpeptidase enzyme and establish the feasibility of defining the molecular stereochemistry of this interaction for purposes of drug design. [less ▲]

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See detailΔ2- and Δ3-Cephalosporins, penicillinate, and 6-unsubstituted penems. Intrinsic reactivity and interaction with β-lactamases and D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving serine peptidases
Frère, Jean-Marie ULg; Kelly, Judith A; Klein, Daniel et al

in Biochemical Journal (1982), 203(1), 223-234

The intrinsic reactivity of delta 2- and delta 3-deacetoxy-7-phenylacetamidocephalosporanates, penicillanate, unsubstituted, 2-methyl- and 2-phenyl-penems and other beta-lactam antibiotics has been ... [more ▼]

The intrinsic reactivity of delta 2- and delta 3-deacetoxy-7-phenylacetamidocephalosporanates, penicillanate, unsubstituted, 2-methyl- and 2-phenyl-penems and other beta-lactam antibiotics has been expressed in terms of the second-order rate constant (M-1.s-1(OH-)) for the hydrolysis of the beta-lactam amide bond by OH- at 37 degrees C. The values thus obtained have been compared with the second-order rate constants (M-1.s-1(enzyme) for the opening of the same beta-lactam amide bond during interaction with the beta-lactamases of Streptomyces albus G and Actinomadura R39 and the D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving serine peptidases of Streptomyces R61 and Actinomadura R39. Depending on the cases, the accelerating effect due to enzyme action and expressed by the ratio M-1.s-1(enzyme)/M-1.s-1(OH) varies from less than 2 to more than 1 x 10(6). The primary parameter that governs enzyme action is the goodness of fit of the beta-lactam molecule to the enzyme cavity rather than its intrinsic reactivity. With the D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving serine peptidases, the three penems studied form intermediate complexes characterized by very short half lives of 14-100 s, values significantly lower than those exhibited by most beta-lactam compounds. [less ▲]

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See detailPurification and properties of the exocellular β-lactamase of Actinomadura strain R39
Duez, Colette ULg; Frère, Jean-Marie ULg; Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects (1982), 700

The exocellular beta-lactamase (penicillin amido-beta-lactamhydrolase, EC 3.5.2.6) of Actinomadura R39 consists of one single polypeptide chain of molecular weight about 15 200. It exhibits a highly ... [more ▼]

The exocellular beta-lactamase (penicillin amido-beta-lactamhydrolase, EC 3.5.2.6) of Actinomadura R39 consists of one single polypeptide chain of molecular weight about 15 200. It exhibits a highly asymmetrical shape, has a low isoelectric point (at pH 5.0) and contains about 9.3% (w/w) of a polydeoxyribonucleotide with which it forms a rather stable complex. Removal of a substantial amount of this deoxyribonucleotide by treatment with DNAase I has no effect on the enzyme activity. The beta-lactamase has a wide spectrum of activity. Penicillins and delta 3-cephalosporins can be either good or poor substrates. Oxacillin, which is a poor substrate of most beta-lactamases from Gram-positive bacteria, is a good substrate of the beta-lactamase of Actinomadura R39. Its best substrate, however, is nitrocefin (kcat/Km: 2300 000 M-1.s-1; catalytic centre activity: 210 s-1). The kcat/Km values observed with some penicillins and delta 3-cephalosporins are similar to the values of the bimolecular rate constants that govern the formation of the acyl-enzyme intermediates between these antibiotics and the serine D-alanyl-D-alanine peptidase that is also secreted by the same strain Actinomadura R39. Such a relationship, however, is not observed with all the beta-lactam compounds tested. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure of a Zn2+-containing D-alanyl-D-alanine-cleaving carboxypeptidase at 2.5 A resolution.
Dideberg, O.; Charlier, Paulette ULg; Dive, Georges ULg et al

in Nature (1982), 299(5882), 469-470

Bacteria possess proteases that are specific for the peptide bonds between D-alanine residues, one of which has a free alpha-carboxyl group. These D-alanyl-D-alanine peptidases catalyse carboxypeptidation ... [more ▼]

Bacteria possess proteases that are specific for the peptide bonds between D-alanine residues, one of which has a free alpha-carboxyl group. These D-alanyl-D-alanine peptidases catalyse carboxypeptidation and transpeptidation reactions involved in bacterial cell wall metabolism1,2, and are inactivated by beta-lactam antibiotics. We have now elucidated the structure, at 2.5 Å resolution, of the penicillin-resistant Zn2+-containing D-alanyl-D-alanine peptidase of Streptomyces albus (Zn2+ G peptidase)3,4. The enzyme is shown to consist of two globular domains, connected by a single link. The N-terminal domain has three alpha-helices, and the C-terminal domain has three alpha-helices and five beta-strands. The Zn2+ ion is ligated by three histidine residues, and located in a cleft in the C-terminal domain. The mechanism of action of the enzyme may be related to that of other carboxypeptidases, which also contain functional Zn2+ ions. [less ▲]

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See detailConformational analysis of peptide substrates and inhibitors of the Zn2+ G and serine R61 D-alanyl-D-alanine peptidases
De Coen, Jean-Louis; Lamotte, Josette ULg; Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1981), 121(1), 221-232

The tripeptide Nα,Nɛ-diacetyl-l-lysyl-d-alanyl-d-alanine (Ac2- l-LLys1-dAIa2-dAIa3), which is the standard substrate of the Zn2+ G and serine R61 d-alanyl-d-alanine peptidases, and several ldd tripeptide ... [more ▼]

The tripeptide Nα,Nɛ-diacetyl-l-lysyl-d-alanyl-d-alanine (Ac2- l-LLys1-dAIa2-dAIa3), which is the standard substrate of the Zn2+ G and serine R61 d-alanyl-d-alanine peptidases, and several ldd tripeptide analogues where the size and/or the electrical charge of the side chains at position 1, 2 or 3 have been modified (alterations affecting more than one position at the same time were not investigated) have been submitted to conformational analyses based on both short-range and long-range interactions. Among the many backbone conformers of minimal energy of the øii space that have been characterized, four types of conformers are the most probable ones. Depending on the peptides, these conformers may have varying relative probability P values so that the leader conformer is not always the same, but, in all cases, the sum of their P values is 90% or more. With the Gly1, Gly2 or Gly3 analogues (which encompass a larger conformational space), the above ∑P values are still as high as 35–50%. All the above tripeptides bind to the serine d-alanyl-d-alanine peptidase and with the exception of the Gly3 and Gly2 analogues, to the Zn2+d-alanyl-d-alanine peptidase with virtually the same efficacy, at least within a range of variation of the Km values for the substrates or the Ki values for the inhibitors, which is less than one order of magnitude. Structural variations at position 1, 2 or 3 in the peptides that are compatible with efficient binding are not necessarily compatible with substrate activity, thus converting the modified peptides into competitive inhibitors. In particular, substrate activity requires a long side chain at position 1 in the peptides. Conformational analyses of Ac2-lLys-dAla-dAla show that the main backbone has a tendency to adopt a ring-like shape from which the lLYS side chain protrudes as an extended structure. This latter structure forms with the C-terminal d-alanyl-d-alanine an angle varying between 120° and 180° (depending on the conformers) so that its N-terminal acetyl group is about 1–1.5 nm apart from the scissile amide bond. High turnover numbers (at enzyme saturation) also require a dAla at position 2 with both d-alanyl-d-alanine peptidases and at position 3 in the case of the serine d-alanyl-d-alanine peptidase. Finally, all the conformers of the lAla2 and lAla3 analogues of Ac2-lLys-dAla-dAla fall outside the backbone conformational space that comprises the φiφi angles exhibited by the four types of conformers of the ldd tripeptides. The lAla2 and lAla3 tripeptide analogues do not bind to the serine d-alanyl-d-alanine peptidase (at least at a 10 mM concentration) but they behave as noncompetitive inhibitors of the Zn2+d-alanyl-d-alanine peptidase. [less ▲]

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See detailInteraction between non-classical beta-lactam compounds and the Zn2+-containing G and serine R61 and R39 D-alanyl-D-alanine peptidases
Kelly, Judith A.; Frère, Jean-Marie ULg; Klein, Daniel et al

in Biochemical Journal (1981), 199(1), 129-136

The Zn-contg. D-alanyl-D-alanine carboxypeptidase of Streptomyces albus G was slowly inactivated by 6-aminopenicillanic acid (I), reversibly inhibited by 7-aminocephalosporanic acid (II), and unaffected ... [more ▼]

The Zn-contg. D-alanyl-D-alanine carboxypeptidase of Streptomyces albus G was slowly inactivated by 6-aminopenicillanic acid (I), reversibly inhibited by 7-aminocephalosporanic acid (II), and unaffected by mecillinam (III), cefoxitin (IV), quinacillin, quinacillin sulfone, clavulanic acid (V), and N-formimidoylthienamycin (VI). IV and VI, which are potent antibacterial agents, inactivated the serine D-alanyl-D-alanine carboxypeptidase/transpeptidase of Actinomadura R39 (R39 enzyme) and, to a lesser extent, the corresponding serine enzyme of Streptomyces R61 (R61 enzyme). All of the other nonclassical β-lactams tested, including III, were slow inactivators of these serine enzymes. The intermediates formed between I and the R61 and R39 enzymes were long- and short-lived, resp., whereas those formed between II and the same R61 and R39 enzymes were short- and long-lived, resp. Breakdown of the short-lived intermediates thus obtained gave rise to several ninhydrin-pos. degrdn. products. The intermediates formed between V and the serine enzymes were long-lived. With the R39 enzyme, the inactivated complex formed in a 1st step underwent subsequent monomol. rearrangement to give rise to a 2nd species exhibiting a high absorbance at 276 nm. [less ▲]

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See detailThe d-alanyl-d-Ala peptidases. Mechanism of action of penicillins and delta-3-cephalosporins
Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg; Frère, Jean-Marie ULg; Ley-Bouille, Mélina et al

in Salton, Milton; Shockman, Gerald D. (Eds.) Beta-Lactam Antibiotics: Mode of Action, New Development, and Future Prospects (1981)

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