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Proteins. 2010 Jan;78(1):154-61. doi: 10.1002/prot.22587.

Substrate uptake and protein stability relationship in mammalian histidine decarboxylase.

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Departamento de Biología Molecular y Bioquímica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Málaga, Campus de Teatinos, Málaga, Spain.

Abstract

There is some evidence linking the substrate entrance in the active site of mammalian histidine decarboxylase and an increased stability against proteolytic degradation. In this work, we study the basis of this relationship by means of protein structure network analysis and molecular dynamics simulations. We find that the substrate binding to the active site influences the conformation of a flexible region sensible to proteolytic degradation and observe how formation of the Michaelis-Menten complex increases stability in the conformation of this region.

PMID:
19790266
DOI:
10.1002/prot.22587
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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