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type Journal Article
authors Hwang, B.-Y.; Lee, H.-J.; Yang, Y.-H.; Joo, H.-S.; Kim, B.-G.
title Characterization and investigation of substrate specificity of the sugar aminotransferase WecE from E. coli K12
journal Chem Biol
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ui 15271350
year (2004)
volume 211
number 7
pages 915-25
keywords Acetylglucosamine/metabolism
abstract WecE gene, encoding a sugar aminotransferase (SAT), has been cloned from E. coli K12 and expressed in E. coli BL21 (DE3). The enzyme was purified and characterized. WecE used TDP-4-keto-6-deoxy-D-glucose (TDP-D-Glc4O) and L-glutamate as a good amino acceptor and donor, respectively, leading to the production of TDP-4-amino-4,6-dideoxy-D-galactose (TDP-Fuc4N), which was identified by NMR studies. WecE also showed a similar activity for TDP-4-keto 6-deoxy-D-mannose (TDP-D-Man4O), but no activity for GDP-4-keto-6-deoxy-D-mannose (GDP-D-Man4O), suggesting that the nucleotide moiety would become a key determinant to the substrate specificity of amine acceptor for the activity of the SAT. Multiple alignments showed that SATs have four highly conserved motifs located around the active site and could be divided into three subgroups (VIalpha, VIbeta, and VIgamma) that might be closely related with their substrate specificities.
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