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Title: Exploiting nucleotide thiophosphates to probe mechanistic aspects of Escherichia coli DNA gyrase.
Authors: Cullis, PM
Maxwell, A
Weiner, DP
First Published: 20-May-1997
Citation: BIOCHEMISTRY, 1997, 36 (20), pp. 6059-6068
Abstract: The interaction of DNA gyrase with ATP has been probed using a range of thiophosphate ATP analogs. ATP gammaS is not detectably hydrolyzed by gyrase but can support limited, probably catalytic, DNA supercoiling. ATP gammaS is a good inhibitor of both ATP hydrolysis and ATP-supported supercoiling. In contrast, both ATP alphaS(Rp) and ATP betaS(Rp) have been shown to be good substrates for the ATPase reaction of gyrase and to support catalytic DNA supercoiling. The corresponding Sp diastereoisomers do not support significant levels of supercoiling and are not readily hydrolyzed, but are shown to be reasonable inhibitors of gyrase. For ATP alphaS(Rp), the supercoiling and ATPase activities appear to be tightly coupled with the thionucleotide being apparently a better substrate than ATP in terms of both DNA supercoiling and nucleotide hydrolysis. In the case of ATP betaS(Rp), DNA supercoiling and nucleotide hydrolysis appear to be uncoupled in that ATP betaS(Rp) is almost as good a substrate as ATP for the ATPase reaction of both intact gyrase and the 43 kDa GyrB fragment, whereas it only supports slow DNA supercoiling; the mechanistic consequences of these observations are discussed in terms of a new model for energy coupling in gyrase. DNA gyrase has been shown to be capable of catalyzing DNA supercoiling in the presence of Mg2+, Ca2+, and Mn2+ but not Zn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, or Cd2+. The pronounced diastereoselectivity seen in both the DNA supercoiling and ATPase activity with ATP alphaS and ATP betaS together with evidence from the X-ray structure of the 43 kDa GyrB-ADPNP-Mg complex is consistent with metal ion coordination at both of these sites, and probably to the gamma-phosphoryl center during turnover. Thus, the absolute configuration of the catalytically active Mg2+-ATP complex is likely to involve coordination to the pro-S oxygens at both P alpha and P beta, leading to the alpha,beta,gamma-tridentate Mg-ATP complex with the lambda-exo configuration.
DOI Link: 10.1021/bi962725e
ISSN: 0006-2960
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Chemistry

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