Summary: S-Ribosylhomocysteinase (LuxS)
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|PDB structures||RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum|
|Gene Ontology||AmiGO / EGO|
crystal structure of autoinducer-2 production protein (luxs) from heamophilus influenzae
- S-(5-deoxy-D-ribos-5-yl)-L-homocysteine L-homocysteine + (4S)-4,5-dihydroxypentan-2,3-dione
This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically the class of carbon-sulfur lyases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is S-(5-deoxy-D-ribos-5-yl)-L-homocysteine L-homocysteine-lyase [(4S)-4,5-dihydroxypentan-2,3-dione-forming]. Other names in common use include S-ribosylhomocysteinase, and LuxS. This enzyme participates in methionine metabolism.
It is involved in the synthesis of autoinducer AI-2 (autoinducer-2), which is involved in quorum sensing. LuxS converts S-ribosylhomocysteine to homocysteine and 4,5-dihydroxy-2,3-pentanedione (DPD); DPD can then spontaneously cyclise to active AI-2. AI-2 is a signalling molecule that functions in interspecies communication by regulating niche-specific genes with diverse functions in various bacteria, often in response to population density. LuxS is a homodimeric iron-dependent metalloenzyme containing two identical tetrahedral metal-binding sites similar to those found in peptidases and amidases.
- van Houdt R, Moons P, Jansen A, Vanoirbeek K, Michiels CW (September 2006). "Isolation and functional analysis of luxS in Serratia plymuthica RVH1". FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 262 (2): 201â9. doi:10.1111/j.1574-6968.2006.00391.x. PMID 16923076.
- Zhu J, Patel R, Pei D (August 2004). "Catalytic mechanism of S-ribosylhomocysteinase (LuxS): stereochemical course and kinetic isotope effect of proton transfer reactions". Biochemistry 43 (31): 10166â72. doi:10.1021/bi0491088. PMID 15287744.
- Rajan R, Zhu J, Hu X, Pei D, Bell CE (March 2005). "Crystal structure of S-ribosylhomocysteinase (LuxS) in complex with a catalytic 2-ketone intermediate". Biochemistry 44 (10): 3745â53. doi:10.1021/bi0477384. PMID 15751951.
- Zhu J, Dizin E, Hu X, Wavreille AS, Park J, Pei D (2003). "S-Ribosylhomocysteinase (LuxS) is a mononuclear iron protein". Biochemistry. 42 (16): 4717â26. doi:10.1021/bi034289j. PMID 12705835.
- Miller MB, Bassler BL (2001). "Quorum sensing in bacteria". Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 55: 165â99. doi:10.1146/annurev.micro.55.1.165. PMID 11544353.
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This family consists of the LuxS protein involved in autoinducer AI2 synthesis and its hypothetical relatives. S-ribosylhomocysteinase (LuxS) catalyses the cleavage of the thioether bond in S-ribosylhomocysteine (SRH) to produce homocysteine and 4,5-dihydroxy-2,3-pentanedione (DPD), the precursor of type II bacterial quorum sensing molecule.
Surette MG, Miller MB, Bassler BL; , Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1999;96:1639-1644.: Quorum sensing in Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, and Vibrio harveyi: a new family of genes responsible for autoinducer production. PUBMED:9990077 EPMC:9990077
Zhu J, Patel R, Pei D; , Biochemistry 2004;43:10166-10172.: Catalytic mechanism of S-ribosylhomocysteinase (LuxS): stereochemical course and kinetic isotope effect of proton transfer reactions. PUBMED:15287744 EPMC:15287744
Zhu J, Hu X, Dizin E, Pei D; , J Am Chem Soc 2003;125:13379-13381.: Catalytic mechanism of S-ribosylhomocysteinase (LuxS): direct observation of ketone intermediates by 13C NMR spectroscopy. PUBMED:14583032 EPMC:14583032
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InterPro entry IPR003815
In bacteria, the regulation of gene expression in response to changes in cell density is called quorum sensing. Quorum-sensing bacteria produce, release, and respond to hormone-like molecules (autoinducers) that accumulate in the external environment as the cell population grows. For example, enteric bacteria use quorum sensing to regulate several traits that allow them to establish and maintain infection in their host, including motility, biofilm formation, and virulence-specific genes [PUBMED:17133078]. The LuxS/AI-2 system is one of several quorum sensing mechanisms. AI-2 (autoinducer-2) is a signalling molecule that functions in interspecies communication by regulating niche-specific genes with diverse functions in various bacteria, often in response to population density. LuxS (S-ribosylhomocysteinase; EC) is an autoinducer-production protein that has a metabolic function as a component of the activated methyl cycle. LuxS converts S-ribosylhomocysteine to homocysteine and 4,5-dihydroxy-2,3-pentanedione (DPD); DPD can then spontaneously cyclise to active AI-2 [PUBMED:16923076, PUBMED:15287744]. LuxS is a homodimeric iron-dependent metalloenzyme containing two identical tetrahedral metal-binding sites similar to those found in peptidases and amidases [PUBMED:15751951].
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|Molecular function||iron ion binding (GO:0005506)|
|Biological process||quorum sensing (GO:0009372)|
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|Author:||Bashton M, Bateman A, Adamkewicz J|
|Number in seed:||5|
|Number in full:||2731|
|Average length of the domain:||152.40 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||46 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||95.62 %|
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