Residues at the active site of the esterase 2 from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius involved in substrate specificity and catalytic activity at high temperature.

The recently solved three-dimensional structure of the thermophilic esterase 2 from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius allowed us to have a snapshot of an enzyme-sulfonate complex, which mimics the second stage of the catalytic reaction, namely the covalent acyl-enzyme intermediate. The aim of this work was to design, by structure-aided analysis and to… CONTINUE READING