Formula presented Protein farnesyltransferase (PFTase) catalyzes alkylation of cysteine residues by farnesyl diphosphate (FPP). The dissociation constants for the PFTase-peptide analogue complexes for the series of analogues fl-RTRC(X)VIA (X = H, methyl, dodecyl, farnesyl) were measured by fluorescence anisotropy. The results indicate that an ionizable sulfhydryl moiety is important for substrate binding and the farnesyl group in the product facilitates binding.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry