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Computational study of β-N-acetylhexosaminidase from Talaromyces flavus, a glycosidase with high substrate flexibility.

Kulik N, Slámová K, Ettrich R, Křen V - BMC Bioinformatics (2015)

Bottom Line: Despite of high sequence identity to previously reported Aspergillus oryzae and Penicilluim oxalicum β-N-acetylhexosaminidases, this enzyme tolerates significantly better substrate modification.Understanding of key structural features, prediction of effective mutants and potential substrate characteristics prior to their synthesis are of general interest.To access the reliability of predictions on basis of the reported model, all results were confronted with available experimental data that demonstrated the principal correctness of the predictions as well as the model.

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Affiliation: Department of Structure and Function of Proteins, Institute of Nanobiology and Structural Biology of GCRC, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Zamek 136, 37333, Nove Hrady, Czech Republic. kulik@nh.cas.cz.

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Background: β-N-Acetylhexosaminidase (GH20) from the filamentous fungus Talaromyces flavus, previously identified as a prominent enzyme in the biosynthesis of modified glycosides, lacks a high resolution three-dimensional structure so far. Despite of high sequence identity to previously reported Aspergillus oryzae and Penicilluim oxalicum β-N-acetylhexosaminidases, this enzyme tolerates significantly better substrate modification. Understanding of key structural features, prediction of effective mutants and potential substrate characteristics prior to their synthesis are of general interest.

Results: Computational methods including homology modeling and molecular dynamics simulations were applied to shad light on the structure-activity relationship in the enzyme. Primary sequence analysis revealed some variable regions able to influence difference in substrate affinity of hexosaminidases. Moreover, docking in combination with consequent molecular dynamics simulations of C-6 modified glycosides enabled us to identify the structural features required for accommodation and processing of these bulky substrates in the active site of hexosaminidase from T. flavus. To access the reliability of predictions on basis of the reported model, all results were confronted with available experimental data that demonstrated the principal correctness of the predictions as well as the model.

Conclusions: The main variable regions in β-N-acetylhexosaminidases determining difference in modified substrate affinity are located close to the active site entrance and engage two loops. Differences in primary sequence and the spatial arrangement of these loops and their interplay with active site amino acids, reflected by interaction energies and dynamics, account for the different catalytic activity and substrate specificity of the various fungal and bacterial β-N-acetylhexosaminidases.

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Phylogram of β-N-acetylhexosaminidases from different organisms. Names of organisms are colored in groups; each color corresponds to a different kingdom: red – Bacteria, blue – Animalia, green – Plantae, orange – Fungi. The sequence of a single mammalian organism (Bos grunniens mutus) is used as an out-group. Cyan branches are used to highlight insect β-N-acetylhexosaminidases. Bootstrapping values of branch support are shown over the corresponding branches in red color.
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Fig2: Phylogram of β-N-acetylhexosaminidases from different organisms. Names of organisms are colored in groups; each color corresponds to a different kingdom: red – Bacteria, blue – Animalia, green – Plantae, orange – Fungi. The sequence of a single mammalian organism (Bos grunniens mutus) is used as an out-group. Cyan branches are used to highlight insect β-N-acetylhexosaminidases. Bootstrapping values of branch support are shown over the corresponding branches in red color.

Mentions: Evolutionarily, TfHex appear closer related to A. oryzae and P. oxalicum than other fungal hexosaminidase sequences available in the NCBI database (Figure 2). The consensus phylogram using sequences of hexosaminidases from a wide variety of organisms revealed close evolutionary relationship of fungal and plant hexosaminidases (Figure 2).Figure 2


Computational study of β-N-acetylhexosaminidase from Talaromyces flavus, a glycosidase with high substrate flexibility.

Kulik N, Slámová K, Ettrich R, Křen V - BMC Bioinformatics (2015)

Phylogram of β-N-acetylhexosaminidases from different organisms. Names of organisms are colored in groups; each color corresponds to a different kingdom: red – Bacteria, blue – Animalia, green – Plantae, orange – Fungi. The sequence of a single mammalian organism (Bos grunniens mutus) is used as an out-group. Cyan branches are used to highlight insect β-N-acetylhexosaminidases. Bootstrapping values of branch support are shown over the corresponding branches in red color.
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Fig2: Phylogram of β-N-acetylhexosaminidases from different organisms. Names of organisms are colored in groups; each color corresponds to a different kingdom: red – Bacteria, blue – Animalia, green – Plantae, orange – Fungi. The sequence of a single mammalian organism (Bos grunniens mutus) is used as an out-group. Cyan branches are used to highlight insect β-N-acetylhexosaminidases. Bootstrapping values of branch support are shown over the corresponding branches in red color.
Mentions: Evolutionarily, TfHex appear closer related to A. oryzae and P. oxalicum than other fungal hexosaminidase sequences available in the NCBI database (Figure 2). The consensus phylogram using sequences of hexosaminidases from a wide variety of organisms revealed close evolutionary relationship of fungal and plant hexosaminidases (Figure 2).Figure 2

Bottom Line: Despite of high sequence identity to previously reported Aspergillus oryzae and Penicilluim oxalicum β-N-acetylhexosaminidases, this enzyme tolerates significantly better substrate modification.Understanding of key structural features, prediction of effective mutants and potential substrate characteristics prior to their synthesis are of general interest.To access the reliability of predictions on basis of the reported model, all results were confronted with available experimental data that demonstrated the principal correctness of the predictions as well as the model.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Structure and Function of Proteins, Institute of Nanobiology and Structural Biology of GCRC, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Zamek 136, 37333, Nove Hrady, Czech Republic. kulik@nh.cas.cz.

ABSTRACT

Background: β-N-Acetylhexosaminidase (GH20) from the filamentous fungus Talaromyces flavus, previously identified as a prominent enzyme in the biosynthesis of modified glycosides, lacks a high resolution three-dimensional structure so far. Despite of high sequence identity to previously reported Aspergillus oryzae and Penicilluim oxalicum β-N-acetylhexosaminidases, this enzyme tolerates significantly better substrate modification. Understanding of key structural features, prediction of effective mutants and potential substrate characteristics prior to their synthesis are of general interest.

Results: Computational methods including homology modeling and molecular dynamics simulations were applied to shad light on the structure-activity relationship in the enzyme. Primary sequence analysis revealed some variable regions able to influence difference in substrate affinity of hexosaminidases. Moreover, docking in combination with consequent molecular dynamics simulations of C-6 modified glycosides enabled us to identify the structural features required for accommodation and processing of these bulky substrates in the active site of hexosaminidase from T. flavus. To access the reliability of predictions on basis of the reported model, all results were confronted with available experimental data that demonstrated the principal correctness of the predictions as well as the model.

Conclusions: The main variable regions in β-N-acetylhexosaminidases determining difference in modified substrate affinity are located close to the active site entrance and engage two loops. Differences in primary sequence and the spatial arrangement of these loops and their interplay with active site amino acids, reflected by interaction energies and dynamics, account for the different catalytic activity and substrate specificity of the various fungal and bacterial β-N-acetylhexosaminidases.

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