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Structural basis for carbohydrate binding specificity - a comparative assessment of two engineered carbohydrate binding modules.

von Schantz, Laura LU ; Håkansson, Maria; Logan, Derek LU ; Walse, Björn; Österlin, Jacob LU ; Nordberg Karlsson, Eva LU and Ohlin, Mats LU (2012) In Glycobiology 22(7). p.948-961
Abstract
Detection, immobilization and purification of carbohydrates can be done using molecular probes that specifically bind to targeted carbohydrate epitopes. Carbohydrate binding modules (CBMs) are discrete parts of carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes that can be engineered to bind and detect specifically a number of carbohydrates. Design and engineering of CBMs has benefited greatly from structural studies that have helped to decipher the basis for specificity in carbohydrate-protein interactions. However more studies are needed to predict which modifications in a CBM would generate probes with predetermined binding properties. In this report we present the crystal structures of two highly related engineered CBMs with different binding... (More)
Detection, immobilization and purification of carbohydrates can be done using molecular probes that specifically bind to targeted carbohydrate epitopes. Carbohydrate binding modules (CBMs) are discrete parts of carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes that can be engineered to bind and detect specifically a number of carbohydrates. Design and engineering of CBMs has benefited greatly from structural studies that have helped to decipher the basis for specificity in carbohydrate-protein interactions. However more studies are needed to predict which modifications in a CBM would generate probes with predetermined binding properties. In this report we present the crystal structures of two highly related engineered CBMs with different binding specificity profiles: X-2, which is specific for xylan, and the L110F mutant of X-2, which binds xyloglucan and ß-glucan in addition to xylan. The structures of the modules were solved both in the apo form and complexed with oligomers of xylose, as well as with an oligomer of glucose in the case of X-2 L110F. The mutation, leucine to phenylalanine, converting the specific module into a cross-reactive one, introduces a crucial hydrogen-π interaction that allows the mutant to retain glucan-based ligands. The cross-reactivity of X-2 L110F is furthermore made possible by the plasticity of the protein, in particular of residue R142, which permits accommodation of an extra hydroxymethyl group present in cellopentaose and not xylopentaose. Altogether, this study shows in structural detail altered protein-carbohydrate interactions that have high impact on the binding properties of a carbohydrate probe but are introduce through simple mutagenesis. (Less)
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X-ray crystallography, plant carbohydrate, plasticity, carbohydrate-aromatic interaction, cross-reactivity
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Glycobiology
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22
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7
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948 - 961
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Oxford University Press
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1460-2423
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10.1093/glycob/cws063
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English
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  author       = {von Schantz, Laura and Håkansson, Maria and Logan, Derek and Walse, Björn and Österlin, Jacob and Nordberg Karlsson, Eva and Ohlin, Mats},
  issn         = {1460-2423},
  keyword      = {X-ray crystallography,plant carbohydrate,plasticity,carbohydrate-aromatic interaction,cross-reactivity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {948--961},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Glycobiology},
  title        = {Structural basis for carbohydrate binding specificity - a comparative assessment of two engineered carbohydrate binding modules.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/glycob/cws063},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2012},
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