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Biochemistry

Substrate stereospecificity of phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C from Bacillus cereus examined using the resolved enantiomers of synthetic myo-inositol 1-(4-nitrophenyl phosphate).


PMID 1327107

Abstract

The substrate stereospecificity of phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C from Bacillus cereus is examined using the resolved optical isomers of synthetic myo-inositol 1-(4-nitrophenyl phosphate), a chromogenic substrate for the phospholipase. The synthetic route employs mild acid-labile protecting groups and separation of the substituted myo-inositol enantiomers as the (-)-camphanyl ester diastereomers. Measurements of the initial rates of cleavage of the D and L enantiomers of the nitrophenyl substrate by phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C from B. cereus show that this enzyme is essentially stereospecific for the D enantiomer. Under identical conditions, the rate of cleavage of the L isomer is less than 0.2% of that observed for the D isomer. The same is observed for the highly homologous enzyme from Bacillus thuringiensis. There is no measurable inhibition by the L enantiomer of the B. cereus enzyme acting on the D enantiomer, even when the molar ratio of L:D is 5, indicating that binding of the L enantiomer to the phospholipase is negligible. Thus, the enzyme active site is exquisitely sensitive to the stereochemistry of the myo-inositol group of the substrate.

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