INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
coordination of peroxide to the CuM center of peptidylglycine hydroxilating monooxigenase (PHM): a structural and computational study
K. RUDZKA; D.M. MORENO; B. EIPPER; R. MAINS; D.A. ESTRIN; L.M. AMZEL
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Lugar: Berlin; Año: 2012 vol. 18 p. 223 - 223
Many bioactive peptides, such as hormones and neuropeptides, require amidation at the C terminus for their full biological activity. Peptidylglycine a-hydroxylating monooxygenase (PHM) performs the first step of the amidation reactionthe hydroxylation of peptidylglycine substrates at the Ca position of the terminal glycine. The hydroxylation reaction is copper- and O2-dependent and requires 2 equiv of exogenous reductant. The proposed mechanism suggests thatO2 is reduced by two electrons, each provided by one of two nonequivalent copper sites in PHM (CuH and CuM). The characteristics of the reduced oxygen species in the PHM reaction and the identity of the reactive intermediate remain uncertain. To further investigate the nature of the key intermediates in the PHM cycle, we determined the structure of the oxidized form of PHM complexed with hydrogen peroxide. In this 1.98-A° -resolution structure (hydro)peroxide binds solely to CuM in a slightly asymmetric side-on mode. The OO interatomic distance of the copperbound ligand is 1.5 A ° , characteristic of peroxide/hydroperoxide species, and the CuO distances are 2.0 and 2.1 A ° . Density functional theory calculations using the first coordination sphere of the CuM active site as a model system show that the computed energies of the side-on L3CuM(II)O2 2- species and its isomeric, end-on structure L3CuM(I)O2 - are similar, suggesting that both these intermediates are significantly populated within the protein environment. This observation has important mechanistic implications. The geometry of the observed side-on coordinated peroxide ligand in L3CuM(II)O2 2- is in good agreement with the results of a hybrid quantum mechanicalmolecular mechanical optimization of this species.