Kari T Koivuranta

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We report here on the identification and characterization of novel 2-enoyl thioester reductases of fatty acid metabolism, Etr1p from Candida tropicalis and its homolog Ybr026p (Mrf1'p) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Overexpression of these proteins in S. cerevisiae led to the development of significantly enlarged mitochondria, whereas deletion of the S.(More)
Here we report on the cloning of a Candida tropicalis gene, ETR2, that is closely related to ETR1. Both genes encode enzymatically active 2-enoyl thioester reductases involved in mitochondrial synthesis of fatty acids (fatty acid synthesis type II) and respiratory competence. The 5'- and 3'-flanking (coding) regions of ETR2 and ETR1 are about 90% (97%)(More)
Peroxisomes are capable of oxidizing a variety of substrates including (poly)unsaturated enoyl-CoA esters. The beta-oxidation of unsaturated enoyl-CoA esters in peroxisomes, and also in mitochondria, is not just chain-shortening but also involves the metabolizing of pre-existing carbon-to-carbon double bonds. In addition to the enzymes of the beta-oxidation(More)
2,4-Dienoyl-CoA reductase (EC participates in beta-oxidation of (poly)unsaturated enoyl-CoAs and it appears in mammalian mitochondria as two isoforms with molecular masses of 120 and 60 kDa [Hakkola and Hiltunen (1993) Eur. J. Biochem. 215, 199-204]. The 120 kDa isomer is a homotetrameric enzyme, and here we report cDNA cloning of its subunit from(More)
Rat peroxisomal multifunctional enzyme type 1 (perMFE-1) is a monomeric protein of beta-oxidation. We have defined five functional domains (A, B, C, D and E) in the perMFE-1 based on comparison of the amino acid sequence with homologous proteins from databases and structural data of the hydratase-1/isomerases (H1/I) and (3 S )-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenases(More)
2,4-Dienoyl-CoA reductase (EC is an auxiliary enzyme of beta-oxidation, and it participates in the metabolism of unsaturated fatty enoyl-CoA esters having double bonds in both even- and odd-numbered positions. In this article we describe the molecular cloning of the human gene for the 120-kDa isoform of mitochondrial 2,4-dienoyl-CoA reductase(More)
Peroxisomal multifunctional enzyme type 1 from rat (perMFE-1) is a monomeric multidomain protein shown to have 2-enoyl-CoA hydratase/Delta(3)-Delta(2)-enoyl-CoA isomerase and (3S)-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase domains followed by a C-terminal extension of 130 amino acids with unknown function apart from being a carrier of the peroxisomal targeting signal(More)
Peroxisomes have been shown to play an important role in the oxidative degradation of (poly)unsaturated fatty acids, and contain the enzyme activities needed for the metabolism of double bonds of unsaturated fatty acids in connection with this physiological function. Our understanding of the metabolic pathways and enzyme activities involved in the(More)