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The role of C-terminal amino acid residues of a Δ(6)-fatty acid desaturase from blackcurrant.
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PMID:  23357423     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Δ(6)-fatty acid desaturase is an important enzyme in the catalytic synthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Using domain swapping and a site-directed mutagenesis strategy, we found that the region of the C-terminal 67 amino acid residues of Δ(6)-fatty acid desaturase RnD6C from blackcurrant was essential for its catalytic activity and that seven different residues between RnD6C and RnD8A in that region were involved in the desaturase activity. Compared with RnD6C, the activity of the following mutations, V394A, K395I, F411L, S436P, VK3945AI and IS4356VP, was significantly decreased, whereas the activity of I417T was significantly increased. The amino acids N, T and Y in the last four residues also play a certain role in the desaturase activity.
Li-Ying Song; Wan-Xiang Lu; Jun Hu; Wei-Bo Yin; Yu-Hong Chen; Bai-Lin Wang; Richard R-C Wang; Zan-Min Hu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-25
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Title:  Biochemical and biophysical research communications     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1090-2104     ISO Abbreviation:  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372516     Medline TA:  Biochem Biophys Res Commun     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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