Escherichia coli phenylalanine aminotransferase (ecPheAT) catalyzes the biosynthesis of phenylalanine and tyrosine. The crystal structure of ecPheAT was determined in our previous study. The comparison of the 3-D structure of several aminotransferases revealed that the residue at position 297 plays an important role in enzyme function. Analysis of activities and kinetic parameters of wild type and mutant ecPheATs suggested that the residue Ser 297 was structurally selected for better catalytic efficiency. Computational modeling of ecPheAT mutants further suggested that Ser in position 297 could make ecPheAT easy with change of conformation from open form to closed form.
|頁（從 - 到）||390-394|
|期刊||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Proteins and Proteomics|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 4月 11 2003|
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