Structural basis for the broad range substrate specificity of a novel mouse cytosolic sulfotransferase-mSULT1D1

Takamasa Teramoto, Yoichi Sakakibara, Ming Cheh Liu, Masahito Suiko, Makoto Kimura, Yoshimitsu Kakuta

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The mouse cytosolic sulfotransferase, mSULT1D1, catalyzes the sulfonation of a wide range of phenolic molecules including p-nitrophenol (pNP), α-naphthol (αNT), serotonin, as well as dopamine and its metabolites. To gain insight into the structural basis for its broad range substrate specificity, we solved two distinct ternary crystal structures of mSULT1D1, complexed with 3′-phosphoadenosine-5′-phosphate (PAP) plus pNP or PAP plus αNT. The structures revealed that the mSULT1D1 contains an L-shaped accepter-binding site which comprises 20 amino acid residues and four conserved water molecules. The shape of the accepter-binding site can be adjusted by conformational changes of two residues, Ile148 and Glu247, upon binding with respective substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-80
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 30 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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