Activation of horse liver alcohol dehydrogenase upon substitution of tryptophan 314 at the dimer interface.

Horse liver alcohol dehydrogenase contains two tryptophan residues per subunit, Trp-15 on the surface of the catalytic domain and Trp-314 buried in the interface between the subunits of the dimer. We studied the contributions of the tryptophans to fluorescence and catalytic dynamics by substituting Trp-314 with a leucine residue and making two compensatory… CONTINUE READING