Mutations in the coordination spheres of T1 Cu affect Cu2+-activation of the laccase from Thermus thermophilus

Clément, R.; Wang, X.; Biaso, F.; Ilbert, M.; Mazurenko, I.; Lojou, E. ✉

English Scientific Article (Journal Article)
Published: BIOCHIMIE 0300-9084 1638-6183 182 pp. 228-237 2021
  • SJR Scopus - Biochemistry: Q1
Thermus thermophilus laccase belongs to the sub-class of multicopper oxidases that is activated by the extra binding of copper to a methionine-rich domain allowing an electron pathway from the substrate to the conventional first electron acceptor, the T1 Cu. In this work, two key amino acid residues in the 1st and 2nd coordination spheres of T1 Cu are mutated in view of tuning their redox potential and investigating their influence on copper-related activity. Evolution of the kinetic parameters after copper addition highlights that both mutations play a key role influencing the enzymatic activity in distinct unexpected ways. These results clearly indicate that the methionine rich domain is not the only actor in the cuprous oxidase activity of CueO-like enzymes. © 2021 Elsevier B.V. and Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire (SFBBM)
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