Cloning and functional analysis of novel short-chain cis-prenyltransferases

Takanori Ambo, Motoyoshi Noike, Hirofumi Kurokawa, Tanetoshi Koyama

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cis-Prenyltransferase catalyzes the synthesis of Z,E-mixed prenyl diphosphates by sequential condensation of isopentenyl diphosphate with allylic diphosphate. cis-Prenyltransferases can be classified into three subgroups: short-, medium-, and long-chain cis-prenyltransferase, according to their product chain lengths. cis-Farnesyl diphosphate synthase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis has been the only example as short-chain cis-prenyltransferase so far characterized. In this study, we cloned the novel short-chain cis-prenyltransferases from three different bacteria, and characterized their enzymatic activities to compare and elucidate a common feature of the short-chain cis-prenyltransferases. Furthermore, we identified a specific isoleucine that is conserved in short-chain cis-prenyltransferases and located in close proximity of the ω-end of the geranyl diphosphate. Several site-directed mutants with respect to the isoleucine residue synthesized longer prenyl chain products and showed broader allylic substrate specificity. These results suggested that the isoleucine plays an important role in the substrate specificity and chain length determination mechanism of cis-prenyltransferase. Crown

ジャーナルBiochemical and biophysical research communications
出版ステータスPublished - 2008 10 31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物理学
  • 生化学
  • 分子生物学
  • 細胞生物学


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