Roman Khristoforov

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Kynureninase is a member of a large family of catalytically diverse but structurally homologous pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) dependent enzymes known as the aspartate aminotransferase superfamily or alpha-family. The Homo sapiens and other eukaryotic constitutive kynureninases preferentially catalyze the hydrolytic cleavage of 3-hydroxy-l-kynurenine to(More)
The mechanism of wild-type and R37A mutant Pseudomonas dacunhae aspartate beta-decarboxylase (ABDC) was studied by rapid-scanning stopped-flow spectrophotometry. Mixing wild-type ABDC with 50 mM disodium l-Asp resulted in the formation of a 325 nm absorption peak within the dead time of the stopped-flow instrument, likely the ketimine of pyridoxamine(More)
The interaction of glutamate decarboxylase with the aspartate and glutamate analogues modified at C3 and C4 was studied. 3-Arsonoalanine, 3-phosphonoalanine, 2-amino-4-arsonobutyric acid, 2-amino-4-phosphonobutyric acid, a mixture of diastereoisomers of 4-(methylthio) glutamic acid and erythro-4-(methylthio) glutamic acid were shown to be poor substrates(More)
The Pseudomonas dacunhael-aspartate-beta-decarboxylase (ABDC, aspartate 4-decarboxylase, aspartate 4-carboxylyase, E.C. is a pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzyme that catalyzes the beta-decarboxylation of l-aspartate to produce l-alanine and CO(2). This catalytically versatile enzyme is known to form functional dodecamers at its optimal(More)
The interaction of glutamate decarboxylase with the aspartate analogues 3-arsonoalanine and 3-phosphonoalanine, with the glutamate analogues 2-amino-4-arsonobutyric acid and 2-amino-4-phosphonobutyric acid, and with 4-(methylthio)-L-glutamic acid, both as a mixture of diastereoisomers and as the (2S,4R)-form, was studied. All these analogues were poor(More)
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