Binding of cephalothin and cefotaxime to D-ala-D-ala-peptidase reveals a functional basis of a natural mutation in a low-affinity penicillin-binding protein and in extended-spectrum beta-lactamases.

@article{Kuzin1995BindingOC,
  title={Binding of cephalothin and cefotaxime to D-ala-D-ala-peptidase reveals a functional basis of a natural mutation in a low-affinity penicillin-binding protein and in extended-spectrum beta-lactamases.},
  author={Alexandre P. Kuzin and Hehua Liu and Judith A. Kelly and James R. Knox},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1995},
  volume={34 29},
  pages={9532-40}
}
Two clinically-important beta-lactam antibiotics, cephalothin and cefotaxime, have been observed by X-ray crystallography bound to the reactive Ser62 of the D-alanyl-D-alanine carboxypeptidase/transpeptidase of Streptomyces sp. R61. Refinement of the two crystal structures produced R factors for 3 sigma (F) data of 0.166 (to 1.8 A) and 0.170 (to 2.0 A) for the cephalothin and cefotaxime complexes, respectively. In each complex, a water molecule is within 3.1 and 3.6 A of the acylated beta… CONTINUE READING