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The tryptophan synthase bienzyme complex is the most extensively documented example of substrate channeling in which the oligomeric unit has been described at near atomic resolution. Transfer of the common metabolite, indole, between the alpha- and the beta-sites occurs by diffusion along a 25-A-long interconnecting tunnel within each alphabeta-dimeric unit(More)
In the absence of other substrates, L-Ser reacts rapidly with the tryptophan synthase alpha 2 beta 2 bienzyme from Salmonella typhimurium at pH 7.8 and 25 degrees C to give an equilibrating mixture of species dominated by comparable amounts of the L-Ser external aldimine Schiff base, E(Aex1), and the alpha-aminoacrylate Schiff base, E(A-A). The D-isomer of(More)
Reactions catalyzed by the beta-subunits of the tryptophan synthase alpha(2)beta(2) complex involve multiple covalent transformations facilitated by proton transfers between the coenzyme, the reacting substrates, and acid-base catalytic groups of the enzyme. However, the UV/Vis absorbance spectra of covalent intermediates formed between the pyridoxal(More)
This paper proposes a strategy to translate experimental 1H NMR proton distance restraints into their corresponding heavy atom distance restraints for the purpose of protein structure prediction. The relationships between interproton distances and the corresponding heavy atom distances are determined by studying well-resolved X-ray protein structures. The(More)
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