Bhusal, RP, Jiao, W, Kwai, BXC, Reynisson, J, Collins, AJ, Sperry, J, Bashiri, G and Leung, IKH (2019) Acetyl-CoA-mediated activation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isocitrate lyase 2. Nature Communications, 10 (1). 4639 - ?. ISSN 2041-1723

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Isocitrate lyase is important for lipid utilisation by Mycobacterium tuberculosis but its ICL2 isoform is poorly understood. Here we report that binding of the lipid metabolites acetyl-CoA or propionyl-CoA to ICL2 induces a striking structural rearrangement, substantially increasing isocitrate lyase and methylisocitrate lyase activities. Thus, ICL2 plays a pivotal role regulating carbon flux between the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, glyoxylate shunt and methylcitrate cycle at high lipid concentrations, a mechanism essential for bacterial growth and virulence.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Biochemistry, Enzyme mechanisms, SAXS, X-ray crystallography
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2019 12:13
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 12:19

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