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type Journal Article
authors Fan S, Li DF, Wang DC, Fleming J, Zhang H, Zhou Y, Zhou L, Zhou J, Chen T, Chen G, Zhang XE, Bi L
title Structure and function of Mycobacterium smegmatis 7-keto-8-aminopelargonic acid (KAPA) synthase
journal Int J Biochem Cell Biol
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ui 25462832
year (2015)
volume 58
pages 71-80
keywords 7-Keto-8-aminopelargonic acid (KAPA) synthase; Active site; Biotin synthesis pathway; Crystal structure; Mycobacterium smegmatis
abstract The biotin biosynthesis pathway is an attractive target for development of novel drugs against mycobacterial pathogens, however there are as yet no suitable inhibitors that target this pathway in mycobacteria. 7-Keto-8-aminopelargonic acid synthase (KAPA synthase, BioF) is the enzyme which catalyzes the first committed step of the biotin synthesis pathway, but both its structure and function in mycobacteria remain unresolved. Here we present the crystal structure of Mycobacterium smegmatis BioF (MsBioF). The structure reveals an incomplete dimer, and the active site organization is similar to, but distinct from Escherichia coli 8-amino-7-oxononanoate synthase (EcAONS), the E. coli homologue of BioF. To investigate the influence of structural characteristics on the function of MsBioF, we deleted bioF in M. smegmatis and confirmed that BioF is required for growth in the absence of exogenous biotin. Based on structural and mutagenesis studies, we confirmed that pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) binding site residues His129, Lys235 and His200 are essential for MsBioF activity in vivo and residue Glu171 plays an important, but not essential role in MsBioF activity. The N-terminus (residues 1-37) is also essential for MsBioF activity in vivo. The structure and function of MsBioF reported here provides further insights for developing new anti-tuberculosis inhibitors aimed at the biotin synthesis pathway.
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