Liangbing Wang

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Activated Lactococcus lactis beta-phosphoglucomutase (betaPGM) catalyzes the conversion of beta-d-glucose 1-phosphate (betaG1P) derived from maltose to beta-d-glucose 6-phosphate (G6P). Activation requires Mg(2+) binding and phosphorylation of the active site residue Asp8. Initial velocity techniques were used to define the steady-state kinetic constants(More)
Lactococcus lactis â-phosphoglucomutase (â-PGM) catalyzes the interconversion of â-D-glucose 1-phosphate (â-G1P) and â-D-glucose 6-phosphate (G6P), forming â-D-glucose 1,6-(bis)phosphate (âG16P) as an intermediate. â-PGM conserves the core domain catalytic scaffold of the phosphatase branch of the HAD (haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase) enzyme superfamily, yet(More)
The haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase (HAD) enzyme superfamily is the largest family of phosphohydrolases. In HAD members, the structural elements that provide the binding interactions that support substrate specificity are separated from those that orchestrate catalysis. For most HAD phosphatases, a cap domain functions in substrate recognition. However, for(More)
D-Glycero-d-manno-heptose-1,7-bisphosphate phosphatase (GmhB) is a member of the histidinol-phosphate phosphatase (HisB) subfamily of the haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase (HAD) enzyme superfamily. GmhB supports two divergent biochemical pathways in bacteria: the d-glycero-d-manno-heptose-1alpha-GDP pathway (in S-layer glycoprotein biosynthesis) and the(More)
The phosphotransferases of the haloalkanoate dehalogenase superfamily (HADSF) act upon a wide range of metabolites in all eukaryotes and prokaryotes and thus constitute a significant force in cell function. The challenge posed for biochemical function assignment of HADSF members is the identification of the structural determinants that target a specific(More)
Lactococcus lactis beta-phosphoglucomutase (beta-PGM) catalyzes the interconversion of beta-d-glucose 1-phosphate (beta-G1P) and beta-d-glucose 6-phosphate (G6P), forming beta-d-glucose 1,6-(bis)phosphate (beta-G16P) as an intermediate. Beta-PGM conserves the core domain catalytic scaffold of the phosphatase branch of the HAD (haloalkanoic acid(More)
The haloacid dehalogenase (HAD) superfamily is a large family of proteins dominated by phosphotransferases. Thirty-three sequence families within the HAD superfamily (HADSF) have been identified to assist in function assignment. One such family includes the enzyme phosphoacetaldehyde hydrolase (phosphonatase). Phosphonatase possesses the conserved(More)
The proper functioning of the human intestine is dependent on its bacterial symbionts, the most predominant of which belong to the Phylum Bacteroidetes. These bacteria are known to use variable displays of multiple capsular polysaccharides (CPs) to aid in their survival and foraging within the intestine. Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron is a prominent human gut(More)
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