Title : Structural studies reveal the molecular mechanism of PETase - Chen_2018_FEBS.J_285_3717
Author(s) : Chen CC , Han X , Ko TP , Liu W , Guo RT
Ref : Febs J , 285 :3717 , 2018
Abstract :

Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) is a class of plastic material widely used in modern society, but large amounts of PET waste cause severe environmental problems. Obtained from a PET-consuming bacterium Ideonella sakaiensis, the enzyme PETase exhibits superb hydrolytic activity and substrate preference toward PET. Here, we summarize some recent advances in the crystallographic analysis of PETase. These reports uncover structural features of PETase that are involved in its catalytic activity. In comparison to homologous enzymes, PETase contains an additional disulfide bond as well as an extended beta8-alpha6 loop. More importantly, the crystal structures of PETase in complex with substrate and product analogs provide critical information for understanding the mechanism of action of PETase. In particular, the wobbling conformation of W156 is closely related to the binding of substrate and product. These new findings are of great importance for further in-depth research and engineering development of PETase, and should advance the implementation of plastic biodegradation strategy.

PubMedSearch : Chen_2018_FEBS.J_285_3717
PubMedID: 30048043

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Chen CC, Han X, Ko TP, Liu W, Guo RT (2018)
Structural studies reveal the molecular mechanism of PETase
Febs J 285 :3717

Chen CC, Han X, Ko TP, Liu W, Guo RT (2018)
Febs J 285 :3717