New iodoacetamide derivatives, containing a dodecyl or a squalenyl moiety, were synthesized. The effect of these new thiol-reacting molecules was studied on two mutants of Ali-cyclobacillus acidocaldarius squalene-hopene cyclase constructed especially for this purpose. In the quintuple mutant, all five cysteine residues of the enzyme are substituted with serine; in the sextuple mutant, this quintuple substitution is accompanied by the substitution of aspartate D376, located at the enzyme's active site, with a cysteine. N-Dodecyliodoacetamide had little activity toward either mutant, whereas N-squalenyliodoacetamide showed a stronger effect on the sextuple than on the quintuple mutant, as expected.
|Titolo:||Synthesis and biological activity of new iodoacetamide derivatives on mutants of squalene-hopene cyclase|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|