Electrostatic environment at the active site of prolyl oligopeptidase is highly influential during substrate binding

Electrostatic environment at the active site of prolyl oligopeptidase is highly influential during substrate binding

Author Szeltner, Z. Google Scholar
Rea, D. Google Scholar
Renner, V Google Scholar
Juliano, Luiz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Fulop, V Google Scholar
Polgar, L. Google Scholar
Institution Hungarian Acad Sci
Univ Warwick
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The positive electrostatic environment of the active site of prolyl oligopeptidase was investigated by using substrates with glutamic acid at positions P2, P3, P4, and P5, respectively. the different substrates gave various pH rate profiles. the pK(a) values extracted from the curves are apparent parameters, presumably affected by the nearby charged residues, and do not reflect the ionization of a simple catalytic histidine as found in the classic serine peptidases like chymotrypsin and subtilisin. the temperature dependence of k(cat)/K(m) did not produce linear Arrhenius plots, indicating different changes in the individual rate constants with the increase in temperature. This rendered it possible to calculate these constants, i.e. the formation (k(1)) and decomposition (k(-1)) of the enzyme-substrate complex and the acylation constant (k(2)), as well as the corresponding activation energies. the results have revealed the relationship between the complex Michaelis parameters and the individual rate constants. Structure determination of the enzyme-substrate complexes has shown that the different substrates display a uniform binding mode. None of the glutamic acids interacts with a charged group. We conclude that the specific rate constant is controlled by k(1) rather than k(2) and that the charged residues from the substrate and the enzyme can markedly affect the formation but not the structure of the enzyme-substrate complexes.
Language English
Date 2003-12-05
Published in Journal of Biological Chemistry. Bethesda: Amer Soc Biochemistry Molecular Biology Inc, v. 278, n. 49, p. 48786-48793, 2003.
ISSN 0021-9258 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Amer Soc Biochemistry Molecular Biology Inc
Extent 48786-48793
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M309555200
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000186829000035
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27515

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