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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Characterization of muconate and chloromuconate cycloisomerase from Rhodococcus erythropolis 1CP: indications for functionally convergent evolution among bacterial cycloisomerases.

Muconate cycloisomerase (EC and chloromuconate cycloisomerase (EC were purified from extracts of Rhodococcus erythropolis 1CP cells grown with benzoate or 4-chlorophenol, respectively. Both enzymes discriminated between the two possible directions of 2-chloro-cis, cis-muconate cycloisomerization and converted this substrate to 5-chloromuconolactone as the only product. In contrast to chloromuconate cycloisomerases of gram-negative bacteria, the corresponding R. erythropolis enzyme is unable to catalyze elimination of chloride from (+)-5-chloromuconolactone. Moreover, in being unable to convert (+)-2-chloromuconolactone, the two cycloisomerases of R. erythropolis 1CP differ significantly from the known muconate and chloromuconate cycloisomerases of gram-negative strains. The catalytic properties indicate that efficient cycloisomerization of 3-chloro- and 2,4-dichloro-cis,cis-muconate might have evolved independently among gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.[1]


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