2ET7: Structural And Spectroscopic Insights Into The Mechanism Of Oxalate Oxidase

Oxalate oxidase (EC catalyzes the conversion of oxalate and dioxygen to hydrogen peroxide and carbon dioxide. In this study, glycolate was used as a structural analogue of oxalate to investigate substrate binding in the crystalline enzyme. The observed monodentate binding of glycolate to the active site manganese ion of oxalate oxidase is consistent with a mechanism involving C-C bond cleavage driven by superoxide anion attack on a monodentate coordinated substrate. In this mechanism, the metal serves two functions: to organize the substrates (oxalate and dioxygen) and to transiently reduce dioxygen. The observed structure further implies important roles for specific active site residues (two asparagines and one glutamine) in correctly orientating the substrates and reaction intermediates for catalysis. Combined spectroscopic, biochemical, and structural analyses of mutants confirms the importance of the asparagine residues in organizing a functional active site complex.
PDB ID: 2ET7Download
MMDB ID: 36482
PDB Deposition Date: 2005/10/27
Updated in MMDB: 2005/12
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 1.7  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 2ET7: hexameric; determined by author and by software (PISA,PQS)
Molecular Components in 2ET7
Label Count Molecule
Proteins (6 molecules)
Oxalate Oxidase 1
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (6 molecules)
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