Crystal structures of 2-methylisocitrate lyase in complex with product and with isocitrate inhibitor provide insight into lyase substrate specificity, catalysis and evolution.


Two crystal structures of the C123S mutant of 2-methylisocitrate lyase have been determined, one with the bound reaction products, Mg(2+)-pyruvate and succinate, and the second with a bound Mg(2+)-(2R,3S)-isocitrate inhibitor. Comparison with the structure of the wild-type enzyme in the unbound state reveals that the enzyme undergoes a conformational… (More)

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