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Complexed and ligand-free high-resolution structures of urate oxidase (Uox) from Aspergillus flavus: a reassignment of the active-site binding mode.

By Pascal Retailleau, Nathalie Colloc'H, Denis Vivarès, Françoise Bonnete, Bertrand Castro, Mohamed El-Hajji, Jean-Paul Mornon, Gérald Monard and Thierry Prangé


High-resolution X-ray structures of the complexes of Aspergillus Øavus urate oxidase (Uox) with three inhibitors, 8-azaxanthin (AZA), 9-methyl uric acid (MUA) and oxonic acid (OXC), were determined in an orthorhombic space group (I222). In addition, the ligand-free enzyme was also crystallized in a monoclinic form (P21) and its structure determined. Higher accuracy in the three new enzyme±inhibitor complex structures (Uox±AZA, Uox±MUA and Uox±OXC) with respect to the previously determined structure of Uox±AZA (PDB code 1uox) leads to a reversed position of the inhibitor in the active site of the enzyme. The corrected anchoring of the substrate (uric acid) allows an improvement in the understanding of the enzymatic mechanism of urate oxidase

Topics: PDB references: 1r56, 1r51, 1r4s and 1r4u
Publisher: 'International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)'
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1107/S0907444903029718
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-00086195v1
Provided by: HAL-CEA
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