MenD (2-succinyl-5-enolpyruvyl-6-hydroxy-3-cyclohexadiene-1-carboxylate) synthase belongs to the superfamily of thiamin diphosphate-dependent decarboxylases, which converts isochorismate and 2-oxoglutarate to SHCHC, pyruvate, and carbon dioxide. Here, we report the first crystal structure of apo-MenD from Escherichia coli determined in tetragonal crystal form. The subunit displays the typical three-domain structure observed for ThDP-dependent enzymes. Analytical gel filtration shows that EcMenD behaves as a dimer as well as a tetramer. Circular dichroism and isothermal calorimetry results confirm EcMenD dependency on ThDP, which concomitantly helps to stabilize with better configuration.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Mar 20|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology