Enhancing thermostability and removing hemin inhibition of Rhodopseudomonas palustris 5-aminolevulinic acid synthase by computer-aided rational design.


Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To enhance the thermostability and deregulate the hemin inhibition of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) synthase from Rhodopseudomonas palustris (RP-ALAS) by a computer-aided rational design strategy. RESULTS: Eighteen RP-ALAS single variants were rationally designed and screened by measuring their residual activities upon heating. Among them, H29R and H15K exhibited a 2.3 °C and 6.0 °C higher melting temperature than wild-type, respectively. A 6.7-fold and 10.3-fold increase in specific activity after 1 h incubation at 37 °C was obtained for H29R (2.0 U/mg) and H15K (3.1 U/mg) compared to wild-type (0.3 U/mg). Additionally, higher residual activities in the presence of hemin were obtained for H29R and H15K (e.g., 64% and 76% at 10 μM hemin vs. 27% for wild-type). The ALA titer was increased by 6% and 22% in fermentation using Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 13032 expressing H29R and H15K, respectively. CONCLUSION: H29R and H15K showed high thermostability, reduced hemin inhibition and slightly high activity, indicating that these two variants are good candidates for bioproduction of ALA.

Submission Details

ID: 5GAsd5AA3

Submitter: Shu-Ching Ou

Submission Date: March 8, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Tan Z;Zhao J;Chen J;Rao D;Zhou W;Chen N;Zheng P;Sun J;Ma Y,Biotechnol Lett (2019) Enhancing thermostability and removing hemin inhibition of Rhodopseudomonas palustris 5-aminolevulinic acid synthase by computer-aided rational design. PMID:30498972
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