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2WGV: Crystal Structure Of The Oxa-10 V117t Mutant At Ph 6.5 Inhibited By A Chloride Ion
Three factors that modulate the activity of class D beta-lactamases and interfere with the post-translational carboxylation of Lys70
Biochem. J. (2010) 432 p.495-504
The activity of class D beta-lactamases is dependent on Lys70 carboxylation in the active site. Structural, kinetic and affinity studies show that this post-translational modification can be affected by the presence of a poor substrate such as moxalactam but also by the V117T substitution. Val117 is a strictly conserved hydrophobic residue located in the active site. In addition, inhibition of class D beta-lactamases by chloride ions is due to a competition between the side chain carboxylate of the modified Lys70 and chloride ions. Determination of the individual kinetic constants shows that the deacylation of the acyl-enzyme is the rate-limiting step for the wild-type OXA-10 beta-lactamase.