This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. The toluene /o-xylene monooxygenase (ToMO) system catalyzes the NADH dependant mono-oxidation of aromatic compounds like toluene to cresol at a diiron active site. This first catalytic step is essential for the utilization of these hydrocarbons as sources of food and energy for certain bacteria. Extensive studies have been carried to understand how diiron centers carry out their chemistry and assemble all the necessary substrates (electrons, O2, and hydrocarbon) at the active site in the hydroxylase component and control the timing of their reactivity so as to avoid quenching of intermediates. The most recent round of structural studies aimed to identify the pathway in the 250 kDa hydroxylase by which O2 gains access to the diiron center enzyme. Like, ToMO, styrene monooygenase, is essential for initializing the breakdown of aromatics like styrene into useful metabolites. Styrene monooxygenase is a two component flavoprotein. In this system, an NADH- flavin oxidoreductase, SMOB, delivers FADH2 to the oxygenase component, SMOA, where it converts styrene and chemical analogues to epoxides. Recently the structure of SMOA was determined. The current focus is to determine the structure of SMOB and understand how it transfers FADH2 to SMOB.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Biotechnology Resource Grants (P41)
Project #
5P41RR015301-09
Application #
8361675
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-BCMB-K (40))
Project Start
2011-04-01
Project End
2012-03-31
Budget Start
2011-04-01
Budget End
2012-03-31
Support Year
9
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$3,666
Indirect Cost
Name
Cornell University
Department
Chemistry
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
872612445
City
Ithaca
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
14850
Fallas, Jorge A; Ueda, George; Sheffler, William et al. (2017) Computational design of self-assembling cyclic protein homo-oligomers. Nat Chem 9:353-360
Krotee, Pascal; Rodriguez, Jose A; Sawaya, Michael R et al. (2017) Atomic structures of fibrillar segments of hIAPP suggest tightly mated ?-sheets are important for cytotoxicity. Elife 6:
Dhayalan, Balamurugan; Mandal, Kalyaneswar; Rege, Nischay et al. (2017) Scope and Limitations of Fmoc Chemistry SPPS-Based Approaches to the Total Synthesis of Insulin Lispro via Ester Insulin. Chemistry 23:1709-1716
Bale, Jacob B; Gonen, Shane; Liu, Yuxi et al. (2016) Accurate design of megadalton-scale two-component icosahedral protein complexes. Science 353:389-94
AhYoung, Andrew P; Koehl, Antoine; Vizcarra, Christina L et al. (2016) Structure of a putative ClpS N-end rule adaptor protein from the malaria pathogen Plasmodium falciparum. Protein Sci 25:689-701
Hancock, Stephen P; Stella, Stefano; Cascio, Duilio et al. (2016) DNA Sequence Determinants Controlling Affinity, Stability and Shape of DNA Complexes Bound by the Nucleoid Protein Fis. PLoS One 11:e0150189
Taylor, Noah D; Garruss, Alexander S; Moretti, Rocco et al. (2016) Engineering an allosteric transcription factor to respond to new ligands. Nat Methods 13:177-83
Kattke, Michele D; Chan, Albert H; Duong, Andrew et al. (2016) Crystal Structure of the Streptomyces coelicolor Sortase E1 Transpeptidase Provides Insight into the Binding Mode of the Novel Class E Sorting Signal. PLoS One 11:e0167763
Jorda, J; Leibly, D J; Thompson, M C et al. (2016) Structure of a novel 13 nm dodecahedral nanocage assembled from a redesigned bacterial microcompartment shell protein. Chem Commun (Camb) 52:5041-4
Dhayalan, Balamurugan; Fitzpatrick, Ann; Mandal, Kalyaneswar et al. (2016) Efficient Total Chemical Synthesis of (13) C=(18) O Isotopomers of Human Insulin for Isotope-Edited FTIR. Chembiochem 17:415-20

Showing the most recent 10 out of 402 publications