Liangbing Wang

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Lactococcus lactis-phosphoglucomutase (-PGM) catalyzes the interconversion of-D-glucose 1-phosphate (-G1P) and-D-glucose 6-phosphate (G6P), forming-D-glucose 1,6-(bis)phosphate (-G16P) as an intermediate.-PGM conserves the core domain catalytic scaffold of the phosphatase branch of the HAD (haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase) enzyme superfamily, yet it has(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)
Fluorescence studies of cytochrome b5 are complicated by the presence of three tryptophans, at positions 108, 109, and 112, in the membrane-binding domain. The cDNA for rabbit liver cytochrome b5, isolated from a lambda gt11 library, was used to generate a mutated mRNA where the codons for tryptophans-108 and -112 were replaced by codons for leucine. The(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)
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)
Cytochrome b5 is a liver integral membrane protein that has now been expressed in, and isolated from, Escherichia coli. The structure-function relationships of the 43 amino acid membrane-binding domain (nonpolar peptide) have been examined in both native and mutant forms of the protein; in the latter, tryptophan residues at positions 108 and 112 were(More)
The structure-function relationships of the 43-amino-acid membrane-binding domain of cytochrome b5 have been examined in two mutant forms of the protein. In one mutant, two tryptophans in the membrane-binding domain, at positions 108 and 112, were replaced by leucines, and in the second mutant, in addition, aspartic acid 103 was also replaced by leucine.(More)