Journal article

Structural basis for disulphide-CoA inhibition of a butyryl-CoA hexameric thioesterase.

Yogesh Khandokar, Parul Srivastava, Shane Raidal, Subir Sarker, Jade K Forwood

Journal of Structural Biology | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020


Acyl-coenzyme A thioesterases (ACTs) catalyse the hydrolysis of thioester bonds between fatty-acyl chains and coenzyme A (CoA), producing a free fatty-acyl chain and CoA. These enzymes are expressed ubiquitously across prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and play important roles in lipid metabolism. There are 25 thioesterase families, subdivided based on their active site configuration, protein oligomerization, and substrate specificity. Understanding the mechanism of regulation within these families is important due to their roles in controlling the cell concentration of a range of fatty acids and CoA-bound compounds. Here we report a structural basis for a novel mode of inhibition of an ACT from S..

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