|Gene:||4-FTase||Accession Number: G-12241 (MetaCyc)|
Species: Streptomyces cattleya
Subunit composition of
4-fluorothreonine transaldolase = [4-FTase]2
4-fluorothreonine transaldolase monomer = 4-FTase
Radio-isotopic studies have suggested that 4-fluorothreonine was produced from fluoroacetaldehyde in the bacterium Streptomyces cattleya, although the exact mechanism was not known [Sanada86, Reid95, Moss00].
A subsequent study has revealed that incubation of cell-free extracts of Streptomyces cattleya with L-threonine, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), and fluoroacetaldehyde results in the formation of 4-fluorothreonine [Murphy01]. The enzyme responsible for this reaction, 4-fluorothreonine transaldolase, was purified and characterized. The enzyme forms a homodimer in solution [Murphy01].
The gene encoding the enzyme was identified by a complex process [Deng08]. Partial amino acid sequences obtained by sequencing fragments of the purified protein were used for PCR ampliofication of a fragment of the genome. Chromosome walking identified the full gene. The gene was cloned and overexpressed in Streptomyces lividans. Even though the expression level was low, cell extracts prepared from the transformed host were able to catalyze the conversion of L-threonine and fluoroacetaldehyde to 4-fluorothreonine. The enzyme was partially purified [Deng08].
Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 69.529 kD (from nucleotide sequence), 60.0 kD (experimental) [Murphy01 ]
Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR001085 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR001303 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR015421 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR015422 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR015424 , Panther:IN-FAMILY:PTHR11680 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF00464 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF00596 , Smart:IN-FAMILY:SM01007
Enzymatic reaction of: 4-fluorothreonine transaldolase
EC Number: 188.8.131.52
The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.
The reaction is favored in the direction shown.
In Pathways: fluoroacetate and fluorothreonine biosynthesis
Deng08: Deng H, Cross SM, McGlinchey RP, Hamilton JT, O'Hagan D (2008). "In vitro reconstituted biotransformation of 4-fluorothreonine from fluoride ion: application of the fluorinase." Chem Biol 15(12);1268-76. PMID: 19101471
Moss00: Moss, S.J., Murphy, C.D., Hamilton, J.T.G., McRobert, W.C., O'Hagan, D., Schaffrath, C., Harper, D.B. (2000). "Fluoroacetaldehyde: A precursor of both fluoroacetate and 4-fluorothreonine in Streptomyces cattleya." Chemical Communications 22:2281-2282.
Murphy01: Murphy CD, O'Hagan D, Schaffrath C (2001). "Identification of a PLP-Dependent Threonine Transaldolase: A Novel Enzyme Involved in 4-Fluorothreonine Biosynthesis in Streptomyces cattleya." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 40(23);4479-4481. PMID: 12404452
Reid95: Reid KA, Hamilton JT, Bowden RD, O'Hagan D, Dasaradhi L, Amin MR, Harper DB (1995). "Biosynthesis of fluorinated secondary metabolites by Streptomyces cattleya." Microbiology 141 ( Pt 6);1385-93. PMID: 7670640
Sanada86: Sanada M, Miyano T, Iwadare S, Williamson JM, Arison BH, Smith JL, Douglas AW, Liesch JM, Inamine E (1986). "Biosynthesis of fluorothreonine and fluoroacetic acid by the thienamycin producer, Streptomyces cattleya." J Antibiot (Tokyo) 39(2);259-65. PMID: 3082840
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