Identification of cofactor discrimination sites in NAD-isocitrate dehydrogenase from Pyrococcus furiosus.Arch Microbiol. 2002 Oct; 178(4):297-300.AM
The role of Asp-328 and Ile-329 as a cofactor discrimination site of the NAD-dependent isocitrate dehydrognase (NAD-IDH) from Pyrococcus furiosus has been verified by replacing these residues with Lys and Tyr, respectively, which are the corresponding residues in NADP-IDH from Escherichia coli. The Asp-328-Lys mutant showed dual coenzyme specificity, whereas introduction of the double mutation, Asp-328-Lys/Ile-329-Tyr shifted the cofactor preference from NAD to NADP. NADP-dependent P. furiosus IDH retained thermostability and thermoactivity compared with NAD-IDH.