By Kent H. McKnight, Vera B. McKnight, Roger Tory Peterson
Approximately all nature-oriented humans profess a love affair with the plants, yet just a constrained quantity admit to an analogous ardour for mushrooms, except as a desk delicacy. a few humans could brush off them as «toadstools,» to be ranked with spiders, snakes, bats, and different issues that experience develop into symbolic of the darkish facet of lifestyles.
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2004; Rodríguez-Concepción and Boronat 2002; Sacchettini and Poulter 1997). J. Bach and M. 1007/978-1-4614-4063-5_2, © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 17 18 S. Xiang et al. Fig. 1 DXS and the mevalonate-independent pathway. (a) The mevalonate-independent pathway of IPP and DMAPP biosynthesis. GAP, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate; DXP, 1-deoxy-d-xylulose 5-phosphate; DXS, DXP syn- thase; DXR, DXP reductoisomerase; MEP, 2-C-methyld-erythritol 4-phosphate. (b) The reaction catalyzed by DXS.
About 67% of the interactions at the interface are hydrophobic. The dimer interface also contains 32 hydrogen bonds and 2 salt bridges, as calculated by the protein-protein interaction server (Jones and Thornton 1996). The dimers of E. coli and D. 0 Å for their equivalent Ca atoms. 4 Structural Homologs and a Novel Dimer Organization in DXS The structure of DXS displays signiﬁcant similarity to that of transketolase (TK, Fig. 5a) (Nikkola et al. 1994), pyruvate dehydrogenase E1 subunit (PDH, Fig.
1). In the DXS dimer, the active site is formed by residues from the same monomer, with no direct contribution from the other monomer. In TK and PDH the active site is formed by both monomers in the dimer, due to the different domain organizations. 2 1-Deoxy- D-Xylulose 5-Phosphate Synthase (DXS), a Crucial Enzyme for Isoprenoids Biosynthesis 23 Fig. 6 The active site of DXS. (a) Structure of the active site of D. radiodurans DXS. The TPP molecule is shown in magenta. (b) Schematic drawing of the interactions between TPP (in adduct with pyruvate) and the active site of DXS.
A Field Guide to Mushrooms: North America (Peterson Field Guide) by Kent H. McKnight, Vera B. McKnight, Roger Tory Peterson