Identification of NADH kinase activity in filamentous fungi and structural modelling of the novel enzyme from Fusarium oxysporum
Journal article, 2008
ATP-NADH kinase phosphorylates NADH to produce NADPH at the expense of ATP. The present study describes Fusarium oxysporum NADH kinase (ATP:NADH 2'-phosphotransferase, EC 126.96.36.199), a novel fungal enzyme capable of synthesizing NADPH using NADH as the preferred diphosphonicotinamide (diphosphopyridine) nucleotide donor. NADH kinase was highly purified (~66-fold) and the enzyme was found to be a homodimeric with a subunit of Mr 72,000. Isoelectric focusing in the pH range of 3.0-9.5 of the purified NADH kinase yielded a pI value of about 5.6. The Km values of NADH kinase for NADH and ATP were found to be 0.13 and 2.59 mM, respectively. Prediction of the secondary structure of the protein was performed in the PSIPRED server while modelling the three-dimensional (3D) structure was accomplished by the use of the HH 3D-structure prediction server.
Fungal NADH kinase