Improving the Catalytic Behavior of DFA I-Forming Inulin Fructotransferase from Streptomyces davawensis with Site-Directed Mutagenesis.

Abstract

Previously, a α-d-fructofuranose-β-d-fructofuranose 1,2':2,1'-dianhydride (DFA I)-forming inulin fructotransferase (IFTase), namely, SdIFTase, was identified. The enzyme does not show high performances. In this work, to improve catalytic behavior including activity and thermostability, the enzyme was modified using site-directed mutagenesis on the basis of structure. The mutated residues were divided into three groups. Those in group I are located at central tunnel including G236, A257, G281, T313, and A314S. The group II contains residues at the inner edge of substrate binding pocket including I80, while group III at the outer edge includes G121 and T122. The thermostability was reflected by the melting temperature (Tm) determined by Nano DSC. Finally, the Tm values of G236S/G281S/A257S/T313S/A314S in group I and G121A/T122L in group III were enhanced by 3.2 and 4.5 °C, and the relative activities were enhanced to 140.5% and 148.7%, respectively. The method in this work may be applicable to other DFA I-forming IFTases.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02897

Cite this paper

@article{Yu2017ImprovingTC, title={Improving the Catalytic Behavior of DFA I-Forming Inulin Fructotransferase from Streptomyces davawensis with Site-Directed Mutagenesis.}, author={Shuhuai Yu and Yanmin Zhang and Yingying Zhu and Tao Zhang and Bo Jiang and Wanmeng Mu}, journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry}, year={2017}, volume={65 34}, pages={7579-7587} }