Learn More
Bacterial enzymes of the menaquinone (Vitamin K2) pathway are potential drug targets because they lack human homologs. MenB, 1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoyl-CoA synthase, the fourth enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway leading from chorismate to menaquinone, catalyzes the conversion of O-succinylbenzoyl-CoA (OSB-CoA) to 1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoyl-CoA (DHNA-CoA).(More)
Enoyl-CoA hydratase catalyzes the hydration of trans-2-crotonyl-CoA to 3(S)-HB-CoA, 3(S)-hydroxybutyryl-CoA with a stereospecificity (k(S)/k(R)) of 400000 to 1 [Wu, W. J., Feng, Y., He, X., Hofstein, H. S., Raleigh, D. P., and Tonge, P. J. (2000) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 3987-3994]. Replacement of E164, one of the catalytic glutamates in the active site, with(More)
To explore the variability in biosensor studies, 150 participants from 20 countries were given the same protein samples and asked to determine kinetic rate constants for the interaction. We chose a protein system that was amenable to analysis using different biosensor platforms as well as by users of different expertise levels. The two proteins (a 50-kDa(More)
Enoyl-CoA hydratase catalyzes the hydration of trans-2-crotonyl-CoA to 3(S)- and 3(R)-hydroxybutyryl-CoA with a stereoselectivity (3(S)/3(R)) of 400,000 to 1. Importantly, Raman spectroscopy reveals that both the s-cis and s-trans conformers of the substrate analog hexadienoyl-CoA are bound to the enzyme, but that only the s-cis conformer is polarized. This(More)
  • 1