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Metal preference of Zn(II) and Co(II) for the dinuclear metal binding site of IMP-1 metallo-β-lactamase and spectroscopic properties of Co(II)-substituted IMP-1 with mercaptoacetic acid

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Abstract

IMP-1 metallo-β-lactamase is a dinuclear Zn(II) enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis and inactivation of most β-lactams including carbapenems, and is involved in one of the mechanisms for generating clinical resistance to antibiotics in pathogenic bacteria. We investigated the metal preferences of Zn(II) and Co(II) for the apo-enzyme of IMP-1 metallo-β-lactamase, apo-IMP-1, which contains a dinuclear metal binding site (the Zn1 and Zn2 sites), by UV-visible spectroscopy. The UV-visible spectrum of apo-IMP-1 containing 1 equiv. of Co(II) and 1 equiv. of Zn(II) showed a high preference of Zn(II) for the Zn1 site compared to Co(II). Moreover, Zn(II) bound more strongly to the Zn2 site than Co(II). The interaction of IMP-1 metallo-β-lactamase with mercaptoacetic acid was also investigated using Co(II)-substituted IMP-1 and UV-visible spectroscopy. Possible metal binding modes of Co(II) or Zn(II) to the dinuclear metal binding site in apo-IMP-1 and of mercaptoacetic acid to Co(II)-substituted IMP-1 are proposed.

Graphical abstract: Metal preference of Zn(ii) and Co(ii) for the dinuclear metal binding site of IMP-1 metallo-β-lactamase and spectroscopic properties of Co(ii)-substituted IMP-1 with mercaptoacetic acid

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The article was received on 28 Feb 2011, accepted on 06 May 2011 and first published on 02 Jun 2011


Article type: Concise Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1MD00062D
Citation: Med. Chem. Commun., 2011,2, 720-725
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    Metal preference of Zn(II) and Co(II) for the dinuclear metal binding site of IMP-1 metallo-β-lactamase and spectroscopic properties of Co(II)-substituted IMP-1 with mercaptoacetic acid

    Y. Yamaguchi, K. Imamura, A. Sasao, E. Murakami, Y. Arakawa and H. Kurosaki, Med. Chem. Commun., 2011, 2, 720
    DOI: 10.1039/C1MD00062D

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