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type Journal Article
authors Wadsworth JM1, Clarke DJ, McMahon SA, Lowther JP, Beattie AE, Langridge-Smith PR, Broughton HB, Dunn TM, Naismith JH, Campopiano DJ.
title The chemical basis of serine palmitoyltransferase inhibition by myriocin.
journal J Am Chem Soc. 2013 Sep 25;135(38):14276-85
sel unselected
year (2010)
volume 93
number 9
pages 811-22
abstract Serine palmitoyltransferase (SPT) catalyses the first step in the de novo biosynthesis of sphingolipids (SLs). It uses a decarboxylative Claisen-like condensation reaction to couple L-serine with palmitoyl-CoA to generate a long-chain base product, 3-ketodihydrosphingosine. SLs are produced by mammals, plants, yeast, and some bacteria, and we have exploited the complete genome sequence of Sphingomonas wittichii to begin a complete analysis of bacterial sphingolipid biosynthesis. Here, we describe the enzymatic characterization of the SPT from this organism and present its high-resolution x-ray structure. Moreover, we identified an open reading frame with high sequence homology to acyl carrier proteins (ACPs) that are common to fatty acid biosynthetic pathways. This small protein was co-expressed with the SPT and we isolated and characterised the apo- and holo-forms of the ACP. Our studies suggest a link between fatty acid and sphingolipid metabolism.
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