Inhibition by fructose 1,6-bisphosphate of transaldolase from Escherichia coli.FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2016 09; 363(17)FM
The effect of fructose 1,6-bisphosphate (Fru 1,6-P2) on the regulatory enzymes of pentose phosphate pathway of Escherichia coli was examined. Fru 1,6-P2 inhibited E. coli transaldolase (EC 184.108.40.206) competitively against fructose 6-phosphate and uncompetitively against erythrose 4-phosphate, whereas Fru 1,6-P2 did not affect glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (EC 220.127.116.11) and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (EC 18.104.22.168). Kinetic results can be explained by assuming that transaldolase has two kinds of binding sites for Fru 1,6-P2: a competitive binding site for fructose 6-phosphate and a second binding site on the enzyme-erythrose 4-phosphate complex. Fru 1,6-P2 increased resulting from the stimulation of glycolysis, can inhibit transaldolase and further participates in the elevation of the concentration of ribose 5-phosphate that can be preferentially utilized for anabolic reaction in exponential phase of E. coli.