The AphA enzyme of Escherichia coli, a molecular class B periplasmic phosphatase that belongs to the DDDD superfamily of phosphohydrolases, was purified and subjected to biochemical characterization. Kinetic analysis with several substrates revealed that the enzyme essentially behaves as a broad-spectrum nucleotidase highly active on 3′- and 5′-mononucleotides and monodeoxynucleotides, but not active on cyclic nucleotides, or nucleotides di- and triphosphate. Mononucleotides are degraded to nucleosides, and AphA apparently does not exhibit any nucleotide phosphomutase activity. However, it can transphosphorylate nucleosides in the presence of phosphate donors. Kinetic properties of AphA are consistent with structural data, and suggest a role for the hydrophobic pocket present in the active site crevice, made by residues Phe 56, Leu71, Trp77 and Tyr193, in conferring preferential substrate specificity by accommodating compounds with aromatic rings. AphA was inhibited by several chelating agents, including EDTA, EGTA, 1,10-phenanthroline and dipicolinic acid, with EDTA being apparently the most powerful inhibitor.

Passariello, C., Forleo, C., Micheli, V., Schippa, S., Leone, R., Mangani, S., et al. (2006). Biochemical characterization of the class B acid phosphatase (AphA) of Escherichia coli MG1655. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-PROTEINS AND PROTEOMICS, 1746, 13-19 [doi:10.1016/j.bbapap.2005.08.028].

Biochemical characterization of the class B acid phosphatase (AphA) of Escherichia coli MG1655

THALLER, MARIA CRISTINA;
2006-01-01

Abstract

The AphA enzyme of Escherichia coli, a molecular class B periplasmic phosphatase that belongs to the DDDD superfamily of phosphohydrolases, was purified and subjected to biochemical characterization. Kinetic analysis with several substrates revealed that the enzyme essentially behaves as a broad-spectrum nucleotidase highly active on 3′- and 5′-mononucleotides and monodeoxynucleotides, but not active on cyclic nucleotides, or nucleotides di- and triphosphate. Mononucleotides are degraded to nucleosides, and AphA apparently does not exhibit any nucleotide phosphomutase activity. However, it can transphosphorylate nucleosides in the presence of phosphate donors. Kinetic properties of AphA are consistent with structural data, and suggest a role for the hydrophobic pocket present in the active site crevice, made by residues Phe 56, Leu71, Trp77 and Tyr193, in conferring preferential substrate specificity by accommodating compounds with aromatic rings. AphA was inhibited by several chelating agents, including EDTA, EGTA, 1,10-phenanthroline and dipicolinic acid, with EDTA being apparently the most powerful inhibitor.
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Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica
Settore BIO/19 - Microbiologia Generale
Settore MED/07 - Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica
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class B acid phosphatase; Escherichia coli; Biochemical characterization
Passariello, C., Forleo, C., Micheli, V., Schippa, S., Leone, R., Mangani, S., et al. (2006). Biochemical characterization of the class B acid phosphatase (AphA) of Escherichia coli MG1655. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-PROTEINS AND PROTEOMICS, 1746, 13-19 [doi:10.1016/j.bbapap.2005.08.028].
Passariello, C; Forleo, C; Micheli, V; Schippa, S; Leone, R; Mangani, S; Thaller, Mc; Rossolini, Gm
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