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Glycoside Hydrolase Family 65
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|Glycoside Hydrolase Family GH65|
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Glycoside hydrolases belonging to GH65 act on substrates containing α-glucosidic linkages. GH65 contains mainly phosphorylases; maltose (Glc-α-1,4-Glc) phosphorylase (EC 18.104.22.168), trehalose (Glc-α1,α1-Glc) phosphorylase (EC 22.214.171.124), kojibiose (Glc-α-1,2-Glc) phosphorylase (EC 126.96.36.199), and trehalose 6-phosphate (Glc-α1,α1-Glc6P) phosphorylase (EC 2.4.1.-). Noticeably α,α-trehalases (EC 188.8.131.52), a hydrolase, are also GH65 members.
Kinetics and Mechanism
Phosphorolysis by GH65 enzymes proceeds with inversion of anomeric configuration, as first shown by Fitting and Doudoroff  using maltose phosphorylase from Neisseria meningitidis, i.e. maltose + Pi ↔ β-glucose 1-phosphate + glucose. The reaction mechanism for inverting GH65 phosphorylase has been proposed to be similar to a general acid/base-catalysed one-step displacement mechanism for inverting glycoside hydrolases . This mechanism was first proposed for inverting GH94 phosphorylases (previously classified into glycoside transferase family 36) , and involves direct nucleophilic attack by phosphate on the anomeric C1 carbon assisted by general acid catalysis involving protonation of the glycosidic oxygen. In this mechanism phosphate is the nucleophile, instead of a water molecule activated by a general base catalyst in inverting glycoside hydrolases. The inverting phosphorolysis catalyzed by GH65 enzyme is reversible, which confers the phosphorylase with a capacity to effectively synthesize various α-glucosides from β-glucose 1-phosphate as donor and acceptor molecules. Noticeably β-glucosyl fluoride can be used as donor in the synthetic reaction instead of the β-glucose 1-phosphate .
The general acid catalyst was first predicted by superimposing the active site structure of maltose phosphorylase from Lactobacillus brevis  with a catalytic (α/α)6 barrel domain of GH15 glucoamylase (EC 184.108.40.206) from Aspergillus awamori . Considering the similarities of the active site structure, Glu487 of L. brevis maltose phosphorylase was estimated as the general acid. Additionally it had been proved by site-direct mutagenesis on Glu487 of Paenibacillus sp. maltose phosphorylase , which corresponds to the Glu487 of L. brevis maltose phosphorylase.
The three-dimensional structure of L. brevis maltose phosphorylase (PDB ID 1h54) was determined  and shows similarities with the (α/α)6 barrel fold of GH15 glucoamylase (EC 220.127.116.11) , GH94 cellobiose phosphorylase (EC 18.104.22.168) , and GH94 chitobiose phosphorylase (EC 2.4.1.-) . GH15 and GH65 together constitute glycoside hydrolase clan L .
- First stereochemistry determination
- maltose phosphorylase (EC 22.214.171.124) from Neisseria meningitidis .
- First sequence identification
- maltose phosphorylase (EC 126.96.36.199) from Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis DSM 20451T 
- trehalose phosphorylase (EC 188.8.131.52) from Thermoanaerobacter brockii ATCC 35047 
- kojibiose phosphorylase (EC 184.108.40.206) from Thermoanaerobacter brockii ATCC 35047 
- trehalose 6-phosphate phosphorylase (EC 2.4.1.-) from Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis 19435 
- α,α-trehalase (EC 220.127.116.11) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288C .
- First general acid residue identification
- maltose phosphorylase (EC 18.104.22.168) from Lactobacillus brevis by X-ray structure analysis  and confirmed by mutagenesis for Paenibacillus sp. maltose phosphorylase (EC 22.214.171.124) .
- First three-dimentional structure determination
- maltose phosphorylase (EC 126.96.36.199) from Lactobacillus brevis .
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