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The Catalytic Mn2+ Sites in the Enolase−Inhibitor Complex:  Crystallography, Single-Crystal EPR, and DFT Calculations

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Carmieli, R., Larsen, T. M., Reed, G. H., Zein, S., Neese, F., & Goldfarb, D. (2007). The Catalytic Mn2+ Sites in the Enolase−Inhibitor Complex:  Crystallography, Single-Crystal EPR, and DFT Calculations. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129(14), 4240-4252. doi:10.1021/ja066124e.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0008-3502-A
Crystals of Zn2+/Mn2+ yeast enolase with the inhibitor PhAH (phosphonoacetohydroxamate) were grown under conditions with a slight preference for binding of Zn2+ at the higher affinity site, site I. The structure of the Zn2+/Mn2+−PhAH complex was solved at a resolution of 1.54 Å, and the two catalytic metal binding sites, I and II, show only subtle displacement compared to that of the corresponding complex with the native Mg2+ ions. Low-temperature echo-detected high-field (W-band, 95 GHz) EPR (electron paramagnetic resonance) and 1H ENDOR (electron−nuclear double resonance) were carried out on a single crystal, and rotation patterns were acquired in two perpendicular planes. Analysis of the rotation patterns resolved a total of six Mn2+ sites, four symmetry-related sites of one type and two out of the four of the other type. The observation of two chemically inequivalent Mn2+ sites shows that Mn2+ ions populate both sites I and II and the zero-field splitting (ZFS) tensors of the Mn2+ in the two sites were determined. The Mn2+ site with the larger D value was assigned to site I based on the 1H ENDOR spectra, which identified the relevant water ligands. This assignment is consistent with the seemingly larger deviation of site I from octahedral symmetry, compared to that of site II. The ENDOR results gave the coordinates of the protons of two water ligands, and adding them to the crystal structure revealed their involvement in a network of H bonds stabilizing the binding of the metal ions and PhAH. Although specific hyperfine interactions with the inhibitor were not determined, the spectroscopic properties of the Mn2+ in the two sites were consistent with the crystal structure. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations carried out on a cluster representing the catalytic site, with Mn2+ in site I and Zn2+ in site II, and vice versa, gave overestimated D values on the order of the experimental ones, although the larger D value was found for Mn2+ in site II rather than in site I. This discrepancy was attributed to the high sensitivity of the ZFS parameters to the Mn−O bond lengths and orientations, such that small, but significant, differences between the optimized and crystal structures alter the ZFS considerably, well above the difference between the two sites.