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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998 Sep 18;250(2):466-8.

An essential methionine residue involved in substrate binding by phosphofructokinases.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, Chicago Medical School, Illinois 60064, USA.

Abstract

An alignment of all PPi-dependent phosphofructokinases and all allosteric ATP-dependent PFKs shows relatively few residues that are fully conserved. One residue that is conserved is a methionine residue that appears from the crystal structure of Escherichia coli PFK to be interacting with fructose 6-P. Very conservative substitutions for this methionine with leucine or isoleucine by site-directed mutagenesis of E. coli ATP-PFK and Entamoeba histolytica PPi-PFK produced profound decreases either in the apparent affinity for fructose 6-P or in maximal velocity, or both. Methionine provides a highly specific interaction with fructose 6-P for binding and for transition state stabilization.

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9753654
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