Hot Article: Activity-enhancing enzyme variant

In a collaboration between researchers at the University of Oxford, Nankai University and Tsinghua University, Luet-Lok Wong and colleagues determined the substrate-free crystal structure of a variant of CYP102A1 (P450BM3) with generic activity-enhancing properties (KT2).

The electronic properties and the catalytic behaviour of KT2 were investigated and the authors proposed that the rate accelerating properties arise from the substrate-free form being in a catalytically ready conformation, such that substrate-induced changes to the structure play a less significant role in promoting the first electron transfer than in the Wild Type.

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Structure, electronic properties and catalytic behaviour of an activity-enhancing CYP102A1 (P450BM3) variant
Christopher J. C. Whitehouse, Wen Yang, Jake A. Yorke, Henry G. Tufton, Lydia C. I. Ogilvie, Stephen G. Bell, Weihong Zhou, Mark Bartlam, Zihe Rao and Luet-Lok Wong
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10098J, Paper

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  1. To read more about the celebrations for Dalton Transactions’ 40th anniversary visit the category here: http://blogs.rsc.org/dt/category/40th-anniversary/

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