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type Journal Article
authors Dong, A.; Kery, V.; Matsuura, J.; Manning, M. C.; Kraus, J. P.; Carpenter, J. F.
title Secondary structure of recombinant human cystathionine beta-synthase in aqueous solution: effect of ligand binding and proteolytic truncation
journal Arch Biochem Biophys
ui 97386540
year (1997)
volume 344
number 1
pages 125-32.
keywords Amino Acid Sequence
abstract The secondary structural composition and substrate-induced conformational changes of recombinant human cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS) in aqueous solution have been investigated in its full-length form (tetramer of 63-kDa subunits) by Fourier transform infrared (FT- IR) and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopies. In addition, structural comparison of a proteolytic truncated form (dimer of 45-kDa subunits) to that of the full-length enzyme has also been carried out. Second- derivative and Fourier self-deconvolutional enhanced infrared spectra revealed amide I band components ascribed to beta-sheet (1689, 1638, and 1627 cm(-1)), alpha-helix (1658 cm(-1)), beta-turn (1679 and 1668 cm(-1)), and unordered (1651 cm(-1)) structures in the spectra of the full-length enzyme. Quantitative analysis of FT-IR and CD spectra reveals that the full-length enzyme consists of about 48-53% beta- sheet, 25-30% alpha-helix, 8-10% turn, and 10-19% unordered structures. Under constraint of the spectroscopic data, theoretical prediction of locations of these secondary structural elements using Garnier's method shows that human CBS may contain a beta-sheet/alpha-helix/beta-sheet core structure. Second-derivative spectrum of the truncated enzyme exhibited all the major spectral features that are present in the full- length enzyme, indicating a preservation of the core structure of the enzyme. Significant differences were observed between the infrared spectra of the enzymes with or without the substrate, serine, indicating a substrate-induced conformational change in the enzyme, which did not result in a change in overall composition of secondary structural content based on quantitative analysis of FT-IR and far-UV CD spectra.
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