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type Journal Article
authors Bhor, V.M.; Dev, S.; Vasanthakumar, G.R.; Surolia, A.
title Spectral and kinetic characterization of 7,8-diaminopelargonic acid synthase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis
journal IUBMB Life
sel selected
ui 16754301
year (2006)
volume 58
number 4
pages 225-33
abstract The indispensability of biotin for crucial processes like lipid biosynthesis coupled to the absence of the biotin biosynthesis pathway in humans make the enzymes of this pathway, attractive targets for development of novel drugs against numerous pathogens including M. tuberculosis. We report the spectral and kinetic characterization of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis 7,8-Diaminopelargonic acid (DAPA) synthase, the second enzyme of the biotin biosynthesis pathway. In contrast to the E. coli enzyme, no quinonoid intermediate was detected during the steady state reaction between the enzyme and S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM). The second order rate constant for this half of the reaction was determined to be 1.75 +/- 0.11 M-1s-1. The Km values for 7-keto-8-aminopelargonic acid (KAPA) and SAM are 2.83 microM and 308.28 microM, respectively whereas the Vmax and kcat values for the enzyme are 0.02074 micromoles/min/ml and 0.003 s-1, respectively. Our initial studies pave the way for further detailed mechanistic and kinetic characterization of the enzyme.
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