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type Journal Article
authors Esaki, N.; Shimoi, H.; Nakajima, N.; Ohshima, T.; Tanaka, H.; Soda, K.
title Enzymatic in situ determination of stereospecificity of NAD-dependent dehydrogenases
journal J Biol Chem
ui 89255539
year (1989)
volume 264
number 17
pages 9750-2.
keywords Alanine Racemase/metabolism
abstract Amino acid racemases inherently catalyze the exchange of alpha-hydrogen of amino acids with deuterium during racemization in 2H2O. When the reactions catalyzed by alanine racemase (EC and L-alanine dehydrogenase (EC, which is pro-R specific for the C-4 hydrogen transfer of NADH, are coupled in 2H2O, [4R-2H]NADH is exclusively produced. Similarly, [4S-2H]NADH is made in 2H2O with amino- acid racemase with low substrate specificity (EC and L- leucine dehydrogenase (EC, which is pro-S specific. We have established a simple procedure for the in situ analysis of stereospecificity of C-4 hydrogen transfer of NADH by an NAD-dependent dehydrogenase by combination with either of the above two couples of enzymes in the same reaction mixture. When the C-4 hydrogen of NAD+ is fully retained after sufficient incubation, the stereospecificity of hydrogen transfer by a dehydrogenase is the same as that of alanine dehydrogenase or leucine dehydrogenase. However, when the C-4 hydrogen of NAD+ is exchanged with deuterium, the enzyme to be examined shows the different stereospecificity from alanine dehydrogenase or leucine dehydrogenase. Thus, we can readily determine the stereospecificity by 1H NMR measurement without isolation of the coenzymes and products.
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