Computer simulation of primary kinetic isotope effects in the proposed rate-limiting step of the glyoxalase I catalyzed reaction
2000 (English)In: Journal of Biological Chemistry, ISSN 0021-9258, E-ISSN 1083-351X, Vol. 275, no 30, 22657-22662 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The proposed rate-limiting step of the glyoxalase I catalyzed reaction is the proton abstraction from the C1 carbon of the substrate by Glu172. Here we examine primary kinetic isotope effects and the influence of quantum dynamics on this process by computer simulations. The calculations utilize the empirical valence bond method in combination with the molecular dynamics free energy perturbation technique and path integral simulations. For the enzyme-catalyzed reaction a H/D kinetic isotope effect of 5.0 ± 1.3 is predicted in reasonable agreement with the experimental result of about 3. Furthermore, the magnitude of quantum mechanical effects is found to be very similar for the enzyme reaction and the corresponding uncatalyzed process in solution, in agreement with other studies. The problems associated with attaining the required accuracy in order for the present approach to be useful as a diagnostic tool for the study of enzyme reactions are also discussed.
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2000. Vol. 275, no 30, 22657-22662 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-90164DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M000726200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-90164DiVA: diva2:162418