A simple method to engineer a protein-derived redox cofactor for catalysis
Abbreviated Journal Title
Biochim. Biophys. Acta-Bioenerg.
Protein Engineering; Enzyme; Biotechnology; Bioenergetics; Histidine tag; TRYPTOPHAN TRYPTOPHYLQUINONE BIOSYNTHESIS; PARACOCCUS-DENITRIFICANS; METHYLAMINE DEHYDROGENASE; ELECTRON-TRANSFER; DESIGN; MAUG; COMPLEX; INTERMEDIATE; PURIFICATION; MUTAGENESIS; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biophysics
The 6x-Histidine tag which is commonly used for purification of recombinant proteins was converted to a catalytic redox-active center by incorporation of Co2+. Two examples of the biological activity of this engineered protein-derived cofactor are presented. After inactivation of the natural diheme cofactor of MauG, it was shown that the Co2+-loaded 6x His-tag could substitute for the hemes in the H2O2-driven catalysis of tryptophan tryptophylquinone biosynthesis. To further demonstrate that the Co2+-loaded 6x His-tag could mediate long range electron transfer, it was shown that addition of H2O2 to the Co2+-loaded 6 x His-tagged Cu1+ amicyanin oxidizes the copper site which is 20 A away. These results provide proof of principle for this simple method by which to introduce a catalytic redox-active site into proteins for potential applications in research and biotechnology. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics
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