Characterization of the side-chain hydroxyl moieties of residues Y56, Y111, Y238, Y338, and S339 as determinants of specificity in E. coli cystathionine β-lyase.

@article{Lodha2011CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the side-chain hydroxyl moieties of residues Y56, Y111, Y238, Y338, and S339 as determinants of specificity in E. coli cystathionine β-lyase.},
  author={Pratik H Lodha and Susan M. Aitken},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 45},
  pages={9876-85}
}
Cystathionine β-lyase (CBL) catalyzes the hydrolysis of L-cystathionine (L-Cth) to produce L-homocysteine, pyruvate, and ammonia. A series of site-directed variants of Escherichia coli CBL (eCBL) was constructed to investigate the roles of the hydroxyl moieties of active-site residues Y56, Y111, Y238, Y338, and S339 as determinants of specificity. The effect of these conservative substitutions on the k(cat)/K(m)(L-Cth) for the α,β-elimination of L-Cth ranges from a change of only 1.1-fold for… CONTINUE READING