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Crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis of an L -arabinonate dehydratase from Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii and a D -xylonate dehydratase from Caulobacter crescentus

DOI: 10.1107/S2053230X16010311 DOI Help

Authors: Mohammad Mubinur Rahman (University of Eastern Finland) , Martina Andberg (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd) , Anu Koivula (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd) , Juha Rouvinen (Department of Chemistry, University of Eastern Finland) , Nina Hakulinen (University of Eastern Finland)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Acta Crystallographica Section F Structural Biology Communications , VOL 72 , PAGES 604 - 608

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2016
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 8030 , 10291

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Abstract: L-Arabinonate dehydratase (EC 4.2.1.25) and D-xylonate dehydratase (EC 4.2.1.82) are two enzymes that are involved in a nonphosphorylative oxidation pathway of pentose sugars. L-Arabinonate dehydratase converts L-arabinonate into 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-arabinonate, and D-xylonate dehydratase catalyzes the dehydration of D-xylonate to 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-xylonate. L-Arabinonate and D-xylonate dehydratases belong to the IlvD/EDD family, together with 6-phosphogluconate dehydratases and dihydroxyacid dehydratases. No crystal structure of any L-arabinonate or D-xylonate dehydratase is available in the PDB. In this study, recombinant L-arabinonate dehydratase from Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii (RlArDHT) and D-xylonate dehydratase from Caulobacter crescentus (CcXyDHT) were heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli and purified by the use of affinity chromatography followed by gel-filtration chromatography. The purified proteins were crystallized using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method at 293 K. Crystals of RlArDHT that diffracted to 2.40 Å resolution were obtained using sodium formate as a precipitating agent. They belonged to space group P21, with unit-cell parameters a = 106.07, b = 208.61, c = 147.09 Å, [beta] = 90.43°. Eight RlArDHT molecules (two tetramers) in the asymmetric unit give a VM value of 3.2 Å3 Da-1 and a solvent content of 62%. Crystals of CcXyDHT that diffracted to 2.66 Å resolution were obtained using sodium formate and polyethylene glycol 3350. They belonged to space group C2, with unit-cell parameters a = 270.42, b = 236.13, c = 65.17 Å, [beta] = 97.38°. Four CcXyDHT molecules (a tetramer) in the asymmetric unit give a VM value of 4.0 Å3 Da-1 and a solvent content of 69%.

Journal Keywords: pentonate dehydratase

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Biology and Bio-materials


Instruments: I04-Macromolecular Crystallography

Other Facilities: ESRF

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