Journal article

Structure of the prolidase from Pyrococcus furiosus

MJ Maher, M Ghosh, AM Grunden, AL Menon, MWW Adams, HC Freeman, JM Guss

Biochemistry | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2004


The structure of prolidase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus (Pfprol) has been solved and refined at 2.0 A resolution. This is the first structure of a prolidase, i.e., a peptidase specific for dipeptides having proline as the second residue. The asymmetric unit of the crystals contains a homodimer of the enzyme. Each of the two protein subunits has two domains. The C-terminal domain includes the catalytic site, which is centered on a dinuclear metal cluster. In the as-isolated form of Pfprol, the active-site metal atoms are Co(II) [Ghosh, M., et al. (1998) J. Bacteriol. 180, 4781-9]. An unexpected finding is that in the crystalline enzyme the active-site metal atoms ar..

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