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Title: Metabolic channeling of carbamoyl phosphate, a thermolabile intermediate: evidence for physical interaction between carbamate kinase-like carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase and ornithine carbamoyltransferase from the hyperthermophile Pyrococcus furiosus
Authors: Massant, Jan
Verstreken, Patrik
Durbecq, Virginie
Kholti, Abdelaziz
Legrain, Christianne
Beeckmans, Sonia
Cornelis, Pierre
Glansdorff, Nicolas # ×
Issue Date: May-2002
Series Title: Journal of Biological Chemistry vol:277 issue:21 pages:18517-22
Abstract: Two different approaches provided evidence for a physical interaction between the carbamate kinase-like carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase (CKase) and ornithine carbamoyltransferase (OTCase) from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus. Affinity electrophoresis indicated that CKase and OTCase associate into a multienzyme cluster. Further evidence for a biologically significant interaction between CKase and OTCase was obtained by co-immunoprecipitation combined with formaldehyde cross-linking experiments. These experiments support the hypothesis that CKase and OTCase form an efficient channeling cluster for carbamoyl phosphate, an extremely thermolabile and potentially toxic metabolic intermediate. Therefore, by physically interacting with each other, CKase and OTCase prevent the thermodenaturation of carbamoyl phosphate in the aqueous cytoplasmic environment.
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ISSN: 0021-9258
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Genetics Section (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
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