Enantioselectivity of Haloalkane Dehalogenases and its Modulation by Surface Loop Engineering
Prokop, Z., Sato, Y., Brezovsky, J., Mozga, T., Chaloupkova, R., Koudelakova, T., Jerabek, P., Stepankova, V., Natsume, R., Leeuwen, J. G. E., Janssen, D. B., Florian, J., Nagata, Y., Senda, T., Damborsky, J.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE INTERNATIONAL EDITION 49: 6111-6115 (2010)
In the loop: Engineering of the surface loop in haloalkane dehalogenases affects their enantiodiscrimination behavior. The temperature dependence of the enantioselectivity (lnE versus 1/T) of -bromoalkanes by haloalkane dehalogenases is reversed (red data points) by deletion of the surface loop; the selectivity switches back when an additional single-point mutation is made. This behavior is not observed for -bromoesters.