G2Cdb::Gene report

Gene id
Gene symbol
Homo sapiens
dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase
G00000459 (Mus musculus)

Databases (8)

Curated Gene
OTTHUMG00000023499 (Vega human gene)
ENSG00000091140 (Ensembl human gene)
1738 (Entrez Gene)
813 (G2Cdb plasticity & disease)
DLD (GeneCards)
238331 (OMIM)
Marker Symbol
HGNC:2898 (HGNC)
Protein Sequence
P09622 (UniProt)

Synonyms (1)

  • DLDH

Literature (37)

Pubmed - other

  • A genome-wide association study identifies three new susceptibility loci for ulcerative colitis in the Japanese population.

    Asano K, Matsushita T, Umeno J, Hosono N, Takahashi A, Kawaguchi T, Matsumoto T, Matsui T, Kakuta Y, Kinouchi Y, Shimosegawa T, Hosokawa M, Arimura Y, Shinomura Y, Kiyohara Y, Tsunoda T, Kamatani N, Iida M, Nakamura Y and Kubo M

    Laboratory for Genotyping Development, Center for Genomic Medicine, RIKEN, Yokohama Institute, Yokohama, Japan.

    Ulcerative colitis is one of the principal forms of inflammatory bowel disease with complex manifestations. Although previous studies have indicated that there is a genetic contribution to the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis, the genes influencing susceptibility to the disease have not been fully determined. To identify genetic factors conferring risk of ulcerative colitis, here we conducted a two-stage genome-wide association study and subsequent replication study using 1,384 Japanese individuals with ulcerative colitis and 3,057 control subjects. In addition to the expected strong association with the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region, we identified three new susceptibility loci: the immunoglobulin receptor gene FCGR2A (rs1801274, P = 1.56 x 10(-12)), a locus on chromosome 13q12 (rs17085007, P = 6.64 x 10(-8)) and the glycoprotein gene SLC26A3 (rs2108225, P = 9.50 x 10(-8)). rs1801274 is a nonsynonymous SNP of FCGR2A that is reported to have a critical effect on receptor binding affinity for IgG and to be associated with other autoimmune diseases. Our findings provide insight into the molecular pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis.

    Nature genetics 2009;41;12;1325-9

  • Genome-wide association study of ulcerative colitis identifies three new susceptibility loci, including the HNF4A region.

    UK IBD Genetics Consortium, Barrett JC, Lee JC, Lees CW, Prescott NJ, Anderson CA, Phillips A, Wesley E, Parnell K, Zhang H, Drummond H, Nimmo ER, Massey D, Blaszczyk K, Elliott T, Cotterill L, Dallal H, Lobo AJ, Mowat C, Sanderson JD, Jewell DP, Newman WG, Edwards C, Ahmad T, Mansfield JC, Satsangi J, Parkes M, Mathew CG, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2, Donnelly P, Peltonen L, Blackwell JM, Bramon E, Brown MA, Casas JP, Corvin A, Craddock N, Deloukas P, Duncanson A, Jankowski J, Markus HS, Mathew CG, McCarthy MI, Palmer CN, Plomin R, Rautanen A, Sawcer SJ, Samani N, Trembath RC, Viswanathan AC, Wood N, Spencer CC, Barrett JC, Bellenguez C, Davison D, Freeman C, Strange A, Donnelly P, Langford C, Hunt SE, Edkins S, Gwilliam R, Blackburn H, Bumpstead SJ, Dronov S, Gillman M, Gray E, Hammond N, Jayakumar A, McCann OT, Liddle J, Perez ML, Potter SC, Ravindrarajah R, Ricketts M, Waller M, Weston P, Widaa S, Whittaker P, Deloukas P, Peltonen L, Mathew CG, Blackwell JM, Brown MA, Corvin A, McCarthy MI, Spencer CC, Attwood AP, Stephens J, Sambrook J, Ouwehand WH, McArdle WL, Ring SM and Strachan DP

    Ulcerative colitis is a common form of inflammatory bowel disease with a complex etiology. As part of the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2, we performed a genome-wide association scan for ulcerative colitis in 2,361 cases and 5,417 controls. Loci showing evidence of association at P < 1 x 10(-5) were followed up by genotyping in an independent set of 2,321 cases and 4,818 controls. We find genome-wide significant evidence of association at three new loci, each containing at least one biologically relevant candidate gene, on chromosomes 20q13 (HNF4A; P = 3.2 x 10(-17)), 16q22 (CDH1 and CDH3; P = 2.8 x 10(-8)) and 7q31 (LAMB1; P = 3.0 x 10(-8)). Of note, CDH1 has recently been associated with susceptibility to colorectal cancer, an established complication of longstanding ulcerative colitis. The new associations suggest that changes in the integrity of the intestinal epithelial barrier may contribute to the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis.

    Funded by: Chief Scientist Office: CSO_CZB/4/540; Department of Health: DH_PDA/02/06/016; Medical Research Council: MRC_G0000934, MRC_G0000934(68341), MRC_G0600329, MRC_G0601387, MRC_G0601387(80207), MRC_G0800383, MRC_G0800509, MRC_G0800675, MRC_G0800759, MRC_G19/2, MRC_MC_QA137934; Wellcome Trust: 068545/Z/02, 083948/Z/07/Z, WT068545, WT077011, WT083948, WT085475, WT089061, WT089120

    Nature genetics 2009;41;12;1330-4

  • Proteome analysis of schizophrenia patients Wernicke's area reveals an energy metabolism dysregulation.

    Martins-de-Souza D, Gattaz WF, Schmitt A, Novello JC, Marangoni S, Turck CW and Dias-Neto E

    Laboratório de Neurociências, Instituto de Psiquiatria, Faculdade de Medicina da USP, Rua Dr, Ovídio Pires de Campos, no 785, São Paulo, SP, CEP 05403-010, Brazil. martins@mpipsykl.mpg.de

    Background: Schizophrenia is likely to be a consequence of DNA alterations that, together with environmental factors, will lead to protein expression differences and the ultimate establishment of the illness. The superior temporal gyrus is implicated in schizophrenia and executes functions such as the processing of speech, language skills and sound processing.

    Methods: We performed an individual comparative proteome analysis using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of 9 schizophrenia and 6 healthy control patients' left posterior superior temporal gyrus (Wernicke's area - BA22p) identifying by mass spectrometry several protein expression alterations that could be related to the disease.

    Results: Our analysis revealed 11 downregulated and 14 upregulated proteins, most of them related to energy metabolism. Whereas many of the identified proteins have been previously implicated in schizophrenia, such as fructose-bisphosphate aldolase C, creatine kinase and neuron-specific enolase, new putative disease markers were also identified such as dihydrolipoyl dehydrogenase, tropomyosin 3, breast cancer metastasis-suppressor 1, heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins C1/C2 and phosphate carrier protein, mitochondrial precursor. Besides, the differential expression of peroxiredoxin 6 (PRDX6) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) were confirmed by western blot in schizophrenia prefrontal cortex.

    Conclusion: Our data supports a dysregulation of energy metabolism in schizophrenia as well as suggests new markers that may contribute to a better understanding of this complex disease.

    BMC psychiatry 2009;9;17

  • Ulcerative colitis-risk loci on chromosomes 1p36 and 12q15 found by genome-wide association study.

    Silverberg MS, Cho JH, Rioux JD, McGovern DP, Wu J, Annese V, Achkar JP, Goyette P, Scott R, Xu W, Barmada MM, Klei L, Daly MJ, Abraham C, Bayless TM, Bossa F, Griffiths AM, Ippoliti AF, Lahaie RG, Latiano A, Paré P, Proctor DD, Regueiro MD, Steinhart AH, Targan SR, Schumm LP, Kistner EO, Lee AT, Gregersen PK, Rotter JI, Brant SR, Taylor KD, Roeder K and Duerr RH

    Mount Sinai Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group, University of Toronto, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G1X5, Canada.

    Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon that presents as diarrhea and gastrointestinal bleeding. We performed a genome-wide association study using DNA samples from 1,052 individuals with ulcerative colitis and preexisting data from 2,571 controls, all of European ancestry. In an analysis that controlled for gender and population structure, ulcerative colitis loci attaining genome-wide significance and subsequent replication in two independent populations were identified on chromosomes 1p36 (rs6426833, combined P = 5.1 x 10(-13), combined odds ratio OR = 0.73) and 12q15 (rs1558744, combined P = 2.5 x 10(-12), combined OR = 1.35). In addition, combined genome-wide significant evidence for association was found in a region spanning BTNL2 to HLA-DQB1 on chromosome 6p21 (rs2395185, combined P = 1.0 x 10(-16), combined OR = 0.66) and at the IL23R locus on chromosome 1p31 (rs11209026, combined P = 1.3 x 10(-8), combined OR = 0.56; rs10889677, combined P = 1.3 x 10(-8), combined OR = 1.29).

    Funded by: NCATS NIH HHS: UL1 TR000005; NCRR NIH HHS: M01 RR000052, M01 RR000425, RR00052, RR00425, RR024139, UL1 RR024139; NIDDK NIH HHS: DK046763, DK062413, DK062420, DK062422, DK062423, DK062429, DK062431, DK062432, DK064869, DK068112, DK072373, DK076025, DK077905, K23 DK068112, P01 DK046763, P30 DK063491, P30 DK063491-019004, P30 DK063491-029004, P30 DK063491-039004, P30 DK063491-049004, P30 DK063491-05, R01 DK064869, R01 DK072373, R01 DK076025, R01 DK076025-01A1, R01 DK076025-02, R01 DK077905, U01 DK062413, U01 DK062420, U01 DK062420-01, U01 DK062420-02, U01 DK062420-03, U01 DK062420-04, U01 DK062420-05, U01 DK062420-06, U01 DK062422, U01 DK062423, U01 DK062429, U01 DK062431, U01 DK062432; NIMH NIH HHS: MH057881, R01 MH057881, R01 MH057881-02, R37 MH057881

    Nature genetics 2009;41;2;216-20

  • The role of amino acids T148 and R281 in human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase.

    Wang YC, Wang ST, Li C, Chen LY, Liu WH, Chen PR, Chou MC and Liu TC

    Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, 402, Taiwan, ROC.

    Human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (hE3) is a common component of alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complexes. Mutations of this homodimeric protein cause E3 deficiency and are always fatal. To investigate its reaction mechanism, we first performed multiple sequence alignment with other 17 eukaryotic E3s. According to hE3 structure and the result of multiple sequence alignment, two amino acids, T148 and R281, were subjected to mutagenesis and four hE3 mutants, T148G, T148S, R281N, and R281K, were expressed and assayed. The specific activities of T148G, T148S, R281N, and R281K are 76.34%, 88.62%, 12.50%, and 11.93% to that of wild-type E3, respectively. The FAD content analysis indicated that the FAD content of these mutant E3s were about 71.0%, 92%, 96%, and 93% that of wild-type E3, respectively. The molecular weight analysis showed that these three mutant proteins form the dimer. Kinetic data demonstrated that the K(cat) of forward reaction of all mutants, except T148 mutants, were decreased dramatically. The results of kinetic study suggest that T148 is not important to E3 catalytic function and R281 play a role in the catalytic function of the E3.

    Journal of biomedical science 2008;15;1;37-46

  • Cryptic proteolytic activity of dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase.

    Babady NE, Pang YP, Elpeleg O and Isaya G

    Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

    The mitochondrial enzyme, dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (DLD), is essential for energy metabolism across eukaryotes. Here, conditions known to destabilize the DLD homodimer enabled the mouse, pig, or human enzyme to function as a protease. A catalytic dyad (S456-E431) buried at the homodimer interface was identified. Serine protease inhibitors and an S456A or an E431A point mutation abolished the proteolytic activity, whereas other point mutations at the homodimer interface domain enhanced the proteolytic activity, causing partial or complete loss of DLD activity. In humans, mutations in the DLD homodimer interface have been linked to an atypical form of DLD deficiency. These findings reveal a previously unrecognized mechanism by which certain DLD mutations can simultaneously induce the loss of a primary metabolic activity and the gain of a moonlighting proteolytic activity. The latter could contribute to the metabolic derangement associated with DLD deficiency and represent a target for therapies of this condition.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2007;104;15;6158-63

  • The role of N286 and D320 in the reaction mechanism of human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3) center domain.

    Wang YC, Wang ST, Li C, Liu WH, Chen PR, Chen LY and Liu TC

    Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, 402, Taiwan, ROC.

    According to the multiple alignment of various dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenases (E3s) sequences, three human mutant E3s of the conserved residues in the center domain, N286D, N286Q, and D320N were created, over-expressed and purified. We characterized these mutants to investigate the reaction mechanism of human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenases. The specific activities of N286D, N286Q, and D320N are 30.84%, 24.57% and 48.60% to that of the wild-type E3 respectively. The FAD content analysis indicated that these mutant E3s about 96.0%, 99.4% and 82.7% of FAD content compared to that of wild-type E3 respectively. The molecular weight analysis showed that these three mutant proteins form the dimer. Kinetic's data demonstrated that the K(cat) of both forward and reverse reactions of these mutant proteins were decreased. These results suggest that N286 and D320 play a role in the catalytic function of the E3.

    Journal of biomedical science 2007;14;2;203-10

  • Activity of human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase is largely reduced by mutation at isoleucine-51 to alanine.

    Kim H

    Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science, Daegu University, Kyoungsan 712-714, Korea. hjkim@daegu.ac.kr

    Dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3) belongs to the pyridine nucleotide-disulfide oxidoreductase family including glutathione reductase and thioredoxin reductase. It catalyzes the reoxidation of dihydrolipoyl moiety of the acyltransferase components of three alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase complexes and of the hydrogen-carrier protein of the glycine cleavage system. Isoleucine-51 of human E3, located near the active disulfide center Cys residues, is highly conserved in most E3s from several sources. To examine the importance of this highly conserved Ile-51 in human E3 function, it was substituted with Ala using site-directed mutagenesis. The mutant was expressed in Escherichia coli and highly purified using an affinity column. Its E3 activity was decreased about 100-fold, indicating that the conservation of the Ile-51 residue in human E3 was very important to the efficient catalytic function of the enzyme. Its altered spectroscopic properties implied that conformational changes could occur in the mutant.

    Journal of biochemistry and molecular biology 2006;39;2;223-7

  • Structural insight into interactions between dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3) and E3 binding protein of human pyruvate dehydrogenase complex.

    Brautigam CA, Wynn RM, Chuang JL, Machius M, Tomchick DR and Chuang DT

    Department of Biochemistry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA. chad.brautigam@utsouthwestern.edu

    The 9.5 MDa human pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC) utilizes the specific dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3) binding protein (E3BP) to tether the essential E3 component to the 60-meric core of the complex. Here, we report crystal structures of the binding domain (E3BD) of human E3BP alone and in complex with human E3 at 1.6 angstroms and 2.2 angstroms, respectively. The latter structure shows that residues from E3BD contact E3 across its 2-fold axis, resulting in one E3BD binding site on the E3 homodimer. Negligible conformational changes occur in E3BD upon its high-affinity binding to E3. Modifications of E3BD residues at the center of the E3BD/E3 interface impede E3 binding far more severely than those of residues on the periphery, validating the "hot spot" paradigm for protein interactions. A cluster of disease-causing E3 mutations located near the center of the E3BD/E3 interface prevents the efficient recruitment of these E3 variants by E3BP into the PDC, leading to the dysfunction of the PDC catalytic machine.

    Funded by: NIDDK NIH HHS: DK26758, DK62306, R01 DK026758, R01 DK026758-27, R01 DK062306, R01 DK062306-03, R56 DK062306

    Structure (London, England : 1993) 2006;14;3;611-21

  • How dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase-binding protein binds dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase in the human pyruvate dehydrogenase complex.

    Ciszak EM, Makal A, Hong YS, Vettaikkorumakankauv AK, Korotchkina LG and Patel MS

    Laboratory for Structural Biology, National Space Science and Technology Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 35805, USA. ciszakE@uah.edu

    The dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase-binding protein (E3BP) and the dihydrolipoamide acetyltransferase (E2) component enzyme form the structural core of the human pyruvate dehydrogenase complex by providing the binding sites for two other component proteins, dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3) and pyruvate dehydrogenase (E1), as well as pyruvate dehydrogenase kinases and phosphatases. Despite a high similarity between the primary structures of E3BP and E2, the E3-binding domain of human E3BP is highly specific to human E3, whereas the E1-binding domain of human E2 is highly specific to human E1. In this study, we characterized binding of human E3 to the E3-binding domain of E3BP by x-ray crystallography at 2.6-angstroms resolution, and we used this structural information to interpret the specificity for selective binding. Two subunits of E3 form a single recognition site for the E3-binding domain of E3BP through their hydrophobic interface. The hydrophobic residues Pro133, Pro154, and Ile157 in the E3-binding domain of E3BP insert themselves into the surface of both E3 polypeptide chains. Numerous ionic and hydrogen bonds between the residues of three interacting polypeptide chains adjacent to the central hydrophobic patch add to the stability of the subcomplex. The specificity of pairing for human E3BP with E3 is interpreted from its subcomplex structure to be most likely due to conformational rigidity of the binding fragment of the E3-binding domain of E3BP and its exquisite amino acid match with the E3 target interface.

    Funded by: NIDDK NIH HHS: DK42885

    The Journal of biological chemistry 2006;281;1;648-55

  • Insulin-dependent interactions of proteins with GLUT4 revealed through stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC).

    Foster LJ, Rudich A, Talior I, Patel N, Huang X, Furtado LM, Bilan PJ, Mann M and Klip A

    Center for Experimental BioInformatics (CEBI), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark.

    The insulin-regulated glucose transporter (GLUT4) translocates to the plasma membrane in response to insulin in order to facilitate the postprandial uptake of glucose into fat and muscle cells. While early insulin receptor signaling steps leading to this translocation are well defined, the integration of signaling and regulation of GLUT4 traffic remains elusive. Several lines of evidence suggest an important role for the actin cytoskeleton and for protein-protein interactions in regulating GLUT4 localization by insulin. Here, we applied stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) to identify proteins that interact with GLUT4 in an insulin-regulated manner. Myc-tagged GLUT4 (GLUT4myc) stably expressed in L6 myotubes was immunoprecipitated via the myc epitope from total membranes isolated from basal and insulin-stimulated cells grown in medium containing normal isotopic abundance leucine or deuterated leucine, respectively. Proteins coprecipitating with GLUT4myc were analyzed by liquid chromatography/ tandem mass spectrometry. Of 603 proteins quantified, 36 displayed an insulin-dependent change of their interaction with GLUT4myc of more than 1.5-fold in either direction. Several cytoskeleton-related proteins were elevated in immunoprecipates from insulin-treated cells, whereas components of the ubiquitin-proteasome degradation system were generally reduced. Proteins participating in vesicle traffic also displayed insulin-regulated association. Of cytoskeleton-related proteins, alpha-actinin-4 recovery in GLUT4 immunoprecipitates rose in response to insulin 2.1 +/- 0.5-fold by SILAC and 2.9 +/- 0.8-fold by immunoblotting. Insulin caused GLUT4 and alpha-actinin-4 co-localization as revealed by confocal immunofluorescence microscopy. We conclude that insulin elicits changes in interactions between diverse proteins and GLUT4, and that cytoskeletal proteins, notably alpha-actinin-4, associate with the transporter, potentially to facilitate its routing to the plasma membrane.

    Journal of proteome research 2006;5;1;64-75

  • Crystal structure of human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase: NAD+/NADH binding and the structural basis of disease-causing mutations.

    Brautigam CA, Chuang JL, Tomchick DR, Machius M and Chuang DT

    Department of Biochemistry, The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390-9038, USA. chad.brautigam@utsouthwestern.edu

    Human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (hE3) is an enzymatic component common to the mitochondrial alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase and glycine decarboxylase complexes. Mutations to this homodimeric flavoprotein cause the often-fatal human disease known as E3 deficiency. To catalyze the oxidation of dihydrolipoamide, hE3 uses two molecules: non-covalently bound FAD and a transiently bound substrate, NAD+. To address the catalytic mechanism of hE3 and the structural basis for E3 deficiency, the crystal structures of hE3 in the presence of NAD+ or NADH have been determined at resolutions of 2.5A and 2.1A, respectively. Although the overall fold of the enzyme is similar to that of yeast E3, these two structures differ at two loops that protrude from the proteins and at their FAD-binding sites. The structure of oxidized hE3 with NAD+ bound demonstrates that the nicotinamide moiety is not proximal to the FAD. When NADH is present, however, the nicotinamide base stacks directly on the isoalloxazine ring system of the FAD. This is the first time that this mechanistically requisite conformation of NAD+ or NADH has been observed in E3 from any species. Because E3 structures were previously available only from unicellular organisms, speculations regarding the molecular mechanisms of E3 deficiency were based on homology models. The current hE3 structures show directly that the disease-causing mutations occur at three locations in the human enzyme: the dimer interface, the active site, and the FAD and NAD(+)-binding sites. The mechanisms by which these mutations impede the function of hE3 are discussed.

    Funded by: NIDDK NIH HHS: DK26758

    Journal of molecular biology 2005;350;3;543-52

  • Asparagine-473 residue is important to the efficient function of human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase.

    Kim H

    Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science, Daegu University, Kyoungsan 712-714, Korea. hjkim@daegu.ac.kr

    Dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3) catalyzes the reoxidation of dihydrolipoyl moiety of the acyltransferase components of three alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase complexes and of the hydrogen-carrier protein of the glycine cleavage system. His-457 of Pseudomonas putida E3 is suggested to interact with the hydroxyl group of Tyr-18 of the other subunit and with Glu-446, a component in the last helical structure. To examine the importance of the suggested interactions in human E3 function, the corresponding residue of human E3, Asn-473, was substituted to Leu using site-directed mutagenesis. The E3 mutant was expressed in Escherichia coli and highly purified using an affinity column. Its E3 activity was decreased about 37-fold, indicating that Asn-473 residue was important to the efficient catalytic function of human E3. Its slightly altered spectroscopic properties implied that small conformational changes could occur in the E3 mutant.

    Journal of biochemistry and molecular biology 2005;38;2;248-52

  • A novel mutation in the dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase E3 subunit gene (DLD) resulting in an atypical form of alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase deficiency.

    Odièvre MH, Chretien D, Munnich A, Robinson BH, Dumoulin R, Masmoudi S, Kadhom N, Rötig A, Rustin P and Bonnefont JP

    Unité Inserm U393, Hôpital Necker Enfants-Malades, Paris, France.

    The alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex (KGDC) catalyses the decarboxylation of alpha-ketoglutarate into succinyl-coenzyme A in the Krebs cycle. This enzymatic complex is made up of three subunits (E1, encoded by PDHA1; E2, encoded by DLST; and E3, encoded by DLD). The E3 subunit is common to two other enzymatic complexes, namely pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC) and branched-chain ketoacid dehydrogenase complex (BCKDC). KGDC deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, most often presenting with severe encephalopathy and hyperlactatemia with neonatal onset. We found a KGDC deficiency in cultured skin fibroblasts from three siblings born to consanguinous parents. E3 subunit activity was shown to be deficient (20% of control values), despite the absence of usual clinical clues to E3 deficiency, i.e. accumulation of pyruvate and branched-chain amino acids in plasma and branched-chain alpha-ketoacids in urine. RT-PCR of E3 mRNA from the three patients, followed by sequencing, revealed an homozygous c.1444A>G substitution located in E3 exon 13, predictive of a p.R482G (or R447G in the processed gene product) substitution in a highly conserved domain of the protein. Only eleven E3 mutations have been reported so far. The only other case of E3 deficiency without clinical or biochemical evidences of PDC and BCKDC deficiencies has been ascribed to a c.1436A>T (p.D479V; or D444V in the processed gene product) mutation, very close to the mutation reported herein. Since c.1444A>G (p.R482G; or R447G in the processed gene product) and c.1436A>T (p.D479V; or D444V in the processed gene product) lie within the interface domain of E3 with E2 (KGDC and BCKDC) or the E3-binding protein (PDC), our data suggest that interaction of E3 with these other subunits differs in some extent among KGDC, PDC, and BCKDC.

    Human mutation 2005;25;3;323-4

  • Molecular mechanism for regulation of the human mitochondrial branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex by phosphorylation.

    Wynn RM, Kato M, Machius M, Chuang JL, Li J, Tomchick DR and Chuang DT

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA.

    The human mitochondrial branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex (BCKDC) is a 4 MDa macromolecular machine comprising three catalytic components (E1b, E2b, and E3), a kinase, and a phosphatase. The BCKDC overall activity is tightly regulated by phosphorylation in response to hormonal and dietary stimuli. We report that phosphorylation of Ser292-alpha in the E1b active site channel results in an order-to-disorder transition of the conserved phosphorylation loop carrying the phosphoryl serine. The conformational change is triggered by steric clashes of the phosphoryl group with invariant His291-alpha that serves as an indispensable anchor for the phosphorylation loop through bound thiamin diphosphate. Phosphorylation of Ser292-alpha does not severely impede the E1b-dependent decarboxylation of alpha-ketoacids. However, the disordered loop conformation prevents phosphorylated E1b from binding the E2b lipoyl-bearing domain, which effectively shuts off the E1b-catalyzed reductive acylation reaction and therefore completely inactivates BCKDC. This mechanism provides a paradigm for regulation of mitochondrial alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complexes by phosphorylation.

    Funded by: NIDDK NIH HHS: DK-26758, DK-62306

    Structure (London, England : 1993) 2004;12;12;2185-96

  • Association of the dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase gene with Alzheimer's disease in an Ashkenazi Jewish population.

    Brown AM, Gordon D, Lee H, Caudy M, Hardy J, Haroutunian V and Blass JP

    Dementia Research Service, Burke Medical Research Institute, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, New York 10605, USA. ambrown@med.cornell.edu

    Abundant biochemical evidence links deficient activity of mitochondrial alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase with neuropathologically confirmed Alzheimer's disease (AD). Reduced alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase activity has also been associated with anti-mortem measures of clinical disability. One of the genes encoding this complex, namely, DLD, lies within a chromosome 7 region that is in linkage disequilibrium with AD. We therefore examined the hypothesis that variation in DLD is associated with AD risk. Denaturing HPLC was used to search for sequence variations in the coding and flanking regions of all exons of DLD, but no abundant variants that alter protein sequence were found. However, four common SNPs were identified and genotyped in a case-control series of 297 Caucasians from New York City, including 229 residents of a Jewish nursing home. Logistic regression analysis was performed for the four-locus DLD genotype, sex, and ApoE4 status to determine the association of these independent variables with AD. Significant associations with AD were observed for ApoE4 (P < 10(-6)) and sex combined with DLD genotype (P = 0.013). The association with the DLD genotypes appears only in the male population in both the Caucasian series (P = 0.0009, n = 83) and the Ashkenazi Jewish subseries (P = 0.017, n = 49). The DLD genotype appears to operate independently of APOE in conferring AD risk.

    Funded by: NHGRI NIH HHS: K01-HG00055; NIA NIH HHS: P01-AG02219, P01-AG14930; NIMH NIH HHS: MH44292

    American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics 2004;131B;1;60-6

  • Organization of the cores of the mammalian pyruvate dehydrogenase complex formed by E2 and E2 plus the E3-binding protein and their capacities to bind the E1 and E3 components.

    Hiromasa Y, Fujisawa T, Aso Y and Roche TE

    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA.

    The subunits of the dihydrolipoyl acetyltransferase (E2) component of mammalian pyruvate dehydrogenase complex can form a 60-mer via association of the C-terminal I domain of E2 at the vertices of a dodecahedron. Exterior to this inner core structure, E2 has a pyruvate dehydrogenase component (E1)-binding domain followed by two lipoyl domains, all connected by mobile linker regions. The assembled core structure of mammalian pyruvate dehydrogenase complex also includes the dihydrolipoyl dehydrogenase (E3)-binding protein (E3BP) that binds the I domain of E2 by its C-terminal I' domain. E3BP similarly has linker regions connecting an E3-binding domain and a lipoyl domain. The composition of E2.E3BP was thought to be 60 E2 plus approximately 12 E3BP. We have prepared homogenous human components. E2 and E2.E3BP have s(20,w) values of 36 S and 31.8 S, respectively. Equilibrium sedimentation and small angle x-ray scattering studies indicate that E2.E3BP has lower total mass than E2, and small angle x-ray scattering showed that E3 binds to E2.E3BP outside the central dodecahedron. In the presence of saturating levels of E1, E2 bound approximately 60 E1 and maximally sedimented 64.4 +/- 1.5 S faster than E2, whereas E1-saturated E2.E3BP maximally sedimented 49.5 +/- 1.4 S faster than E2.E3BP. Based on the impact on sedimentation rates by bound E1, we estimate fewer E1 (approximately 12) were bound by E2.E3BP than by E2. The findings of a smaller E2.E3BP mass and a lower capacity to bind E1 support the smaller E3BP substituting for E2 subunits rather than adding to the 60-mer. We describe a substitution model in which 12 I' domains of E3BP replace 12 I domains of E2 by forming 6 dimer edges that are symmetrically located in the dodecahedron structure. Twelve E3 dimers were bound per E248.E3BP12 mass, which is consistent with this model.

    Funded by: NIDDK NIH HHS: DK18320

    The Journal of biological chemistry 2004;279;8;6921-33

  • Human chromosome 7: DNA sequence and biology.

    Scherer SW, Cheung J, MacDonald JR, Osborne LR, Nakabayashi K, Herbrick JA, Carson AR, Parker-Katiraee L, Skaug J, Khaja R, Zhang J, Hudek AK, Li M, Haddad M, Duggan GE, Fernandez BA, Kanematsu E, Gentles S, Christopoulos CC, Choufani S, Kwasnicka D, Zheng XH, Lai Z, Nusskern D, Zhang Q, Gu Z, Lu F, Zeesman S, Nowaczyk MJ, Teshima I, Chitayat D, Shuman C, Weksberg R, Zackai EH, Grebe TA, Cox SR, Kirkpatrick SJ, Rahman N, Friedman JM, Heng HH, Pelicci PG, Lo-Coco F, Belloni E, Shaffer LG, Pober B, Morton CC, Gusella JF, Bruns GA, Korf BR, Quade BJ, Ligon AH, Ferguson H, Higgins AW, Leach NT, Herrick SR, Lemyre E, Farra CG, Kim HG, Summers AM, Gripp KW, Roberts W, Szatmari P, Winsor EJ, Grzeschik KH, Teebi A, Minassian BA, Kere J, Armengol L, Pujana MA, Estivill X, Wilson MD, Koop BF, Tosi S, Moore GE, Boright AP, Zlotorynski E, Kerem B, Kroisel PM, Petek E, Oscier DG, Mould SJ, Döhner H, Döhner K, Rommens JM, Vincent JB, Venter JC, Li PW, Mural RJ, Adams MD and Tsui LC

    Department of Genetics and Genomic Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8. steve@genet.sickkids.on.ca

    DNA sequence and annotation of the entire human chromosome 7, encompassing nearly 158 million nucleotides of DNA and 1917 gene structures, are presented. To generate a higher order description, additional structural features such as imprinted genes, fragile sites, and segmental duplications were integrated at the level of the DNA sequence with medical genetic data, including 440 chromosome rearrangement breakpoints associated with disease. This approach enabled the discovery of candidate genes for developmental diseases including autism.

    Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research: 38103; NIGMS NIH HHS: P01 GM061354

    Science (New York, N.Y.) 2003;300;5620;767-72

  • Activity of human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase is reduced by mutation at threonine-44 of FAD-binding region to valine.

    Kim H

    Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science, Daegu University, Kyoungsan 712-714, Korea. hjkim@taegu.ac.kr

    Dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3) is a member of the pyridine nucleotide-disulfide oxidoreductase family. Thr residues are highly conserved. They are at the active site disulfide-bond regions of most E3s and other oxidoreductases. The crystal structure of Azotobacter vinelandii E3 suggests that the hydroxyl group of Thr that are involved in the FAD binding interact with the adenosine phosphate of FAD. However, several prokaryotic E3s have Val instead of Thr. To investigate the meaning and importance of the Thr conservation in many E3s, the corresponding residue, Thr-44, in human E3 was substituted to Val by site-directed mutagenesis. The mutant's E3 activity showed about a 2.2-fold decrease. Its UV-visible and fluorescence spectra indicated that the mutant might have a slightly different microenvironment at the FAD-binding region.

    Journal of biochemistry and molecular biology 2002;35;4;437-41

  • Pyruvate dehydrogenase E3 binding protein deficiency.

    Brown RM, Head RA and Brown GK

    Genetics Unit, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QU, UK.

    Primary defects of the E3 binding protein component of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex appear to be a rare cause of pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency. We describe two new, unrelated patients with mutations in the E3 binding protein gene, in both cases involving the conserved dinucleotides of splice junctions. Both patients presented with delayed development and lactic acidosis, features that are also found in patients with the more common pyruvate dehydrogenase E1 alpha subunit deficiency; however, they both had significant residual enzyme activity in cultured fibroblasts and prolonged survival.

    Human genetics 2002;110;2;187-91

  • Molecular basis of lipoamide dehydrogenase deficiency in Ashkenazi Jews.

    Shaag A, Saada A, Berger I, Mandel H, Joseph A, Feigenbaum A and Elpeleg ON

    Metabolic Disease Unit, Shaare-Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

    We studied 13 patients with lipoamide dehydrogenase (LAD) deficiency, originating from seven Ashkenazi Jewish families. Their disease was characterized by recurrent attacks of vomiting, abdominal pain, and encephalopathy accompanied by elevated liver transaminases, prolonged prothrombin time, and occasionally associated with lactic and ketoacidemia or with myoglobinuria. Two patients who presented neonatally suffered from residual neurological damage with attention deficit hyperactive disorder, mild ataxia, motor incoordination, muscle hypotonia, and weakness. Nine patients who presented in early childhood or later suffered from exertional fatigue between decompensation episodes but were otherwise asymptomatic. Two patients died because of intractable metabolic acidosis and multi-organ failure. In all patients LAD activity was reduced to 8 to 21% of the control in muscle or lymphocytes. In four patients LAD protein in muscle was reduced to 20 to 60% of the control. Direct sequencing of the cDNA of the LAD gene showed that 12 of the 14 mutated alleles carried the G229C mutation and two carried an insertion mutation 105insA (Y35X). The patients who presented neonatally and had more severe sequelae were compound heterozygotes for the two mutations; patients who presented in early childhood or later were homozygous for the G229C mutation. Using an allele-specific oligonucleotide hybridization technique, nine heterozygotes for the G229C mutation were identified among 845 anonymous individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish origin disclosing a carrier rate of 1:94. Because of the significant morbidity associated with the disease, screening for the G229C mutation among Ashkenazi Jewish couples should be considered.

    American journal of medical genetics 1999;82;2;177-82

  • Subunit interactions in the mammalian alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex. Evidence for direct association of the alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase and dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase components.

    McCartney RG, Rice JE, Sanderson SJ, Bunik V, Lindsay H and Lindsay JG

    Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom.

    Selective tryptic proteolysis of the mammalian alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex (OGDC) leads to its rapid inactivation as a result of a single cleavage within the N-terminal region of its alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase (E1) component, which promotes the dissociation of the dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3) enzyme and also a fully active E1' fragment. Similarities between the N-terminal region of E1 and the dihydrolipoamide acetyltransferase (E2) and E3-binding components (E3BP) of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex are highlighted by the specific cross-reactivities of subunit-specific antisera. Analysis of the pattern of release of E1 and E1' polypeptides from the OGDC during tryptic inactivation suggests that both polypeptide chains of individual E1 homodimers must be cleaved to permit the dissociation of the E1 and E3 components. A new protocol has been devised that promotes E1 dissociation from the oligomeric dihydrolipoamide succinyltransferase (E2) core in an active state. Significant levels of overall OGDC reconstitution could also be achieved by re-mixing the constituent enzymes in stoichiometric amounts. Moreover, a high affinity interaction has been demonstrated between the homodimeric E1 and E3 components, which form a stable subcomplex comprising single copies of these two enzymes.

    Funded by: Wellcome Trust

    The Journal of biological chemistry 1998;273;37;24158-64

  • Construction and characterization of a full length-enriched and a 5'-end-enriched cDNA library.

    Suzuki Y, Yoshitomo-Nakagawa K, Maruyama K, Suyama A and Sugano S

    International and Interdisciplinary Studies, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

    Using 'oligo-capped' mRNA [Maruyama, K., Sugano, S., 1994. Oligo-capping: a simple method to replace the cap structure of eukaryotic mRNAs with oligoribonucleotides. Gene 138, 171-174], whose cap structure was replaced by a synthetic oligonucleotide, we constructed two types of cDNA library. One is a 'full length-enriched cDNA library' which has a high content of full-length cDNA clones and the other is a '5'-end-enriched cDNA library', which has a high content of cDNA clones with their mRNA start sites. The 5'-end-enriched library was constructed especially for isolating the mRNA start sites of long mRNAs. In order to characterize these libraries, we performed one-pass sequencing of randomly selected cDNA clones from both libraries (84 clones for the full length-enriched cDNA library and 159 clones for the 5'-end-enriched cDNA library). The cDNA clones of the polypeptide chain elongation factor 1 alpha were most frequently (nine clones) isolated, and more than 80% of them (eight clones) contained the mRNA start site of the gene. Furthermore, about 80% of the cDNA clones of both libraries whose sequence matched with known genes had the known 5' ends or sequences upstream of the known 5' ends (28 out of 35 for the full length-enriched library and 51 out of 62 for the 5'-end-enriched library). The longest full-length clone of the full length-enriched cDNA library was about 3300 bp (among 28 clones). In contrast, seven clones (out of the 51 clones with the mRNA start sites) from the 5'-end-enriched cDNA library came from mRNAs whose length is more than 3500 bp. These cDNA libraries may be useful for generating 5' ESTs with the information of the mRNA start sites that are now scarce in the EST database.

    Gene 1997;200;1-2;149-56

  • Autoantibodies in sera of patients with myocarditis: characterization of the corresponding proteins by isoelectric focusing and N-terminal sequence analysis.

    Pankuweit S, Portig I, Lottspeich F and Maisch B

    Philipps-University of Marburg, Department of Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Germany.

    In myocarditis an antigen-specific immune response to cardiac epitopes has been demonstrated by several investigators. In 54 patients with histologically proven myocarditis, autoantibodies to cardiac tissue were observed in 73% of patients utilizing the indirect immunofluorescence test with human myocardium and adult heterologous cardiocytes. By immunoblot, 44% of sera from patients reacted with cardiac tissue. These antibodies were directed preferentially against proteins with the molecular weight of 43 up to 67 kDa. Three particular proteins were identified by the use of two-dimensional immunoblot and further characterized by amino acid sequence analysis. To characterize the epitopes recognized by the autoantibodies isoelectric focusing followed by SDS-PAGE was used to separate the complex mixture of proteins from human heart. Immunoblot analysis of antigens revealed proteins ranging from a size of 30-67 kDa at isoelectric points of 6.5-8.5 to be of particular interest. Five of these proteins have now been analyzed by N-terminal amino acid sequencing (Edman degradation). One was found to be creatine kinase and one was identified as a yet unknown protein. Three proteins were N-terminally blocked and were investigated further by enzymatical digestion, followed by separation of the usually complex peptide mixtures on HPLC. One of the peptides was found to be dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase, a membrane enzyme, and one was identified as a sarcomere specific creatine kinase. Because these proteins are intracullularly located enzymes, their pathogenetic role as antigens for the autoantibodies remains to be elucidated further.

    Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology 1997;29;1;77-84

  • Brain protein and alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex activity in Alzheimer's disease.

    Mastrogiacoma F, Lindsay JG, Bettendorff L, Rice J and Kish SJ

    Human Neurochemical Pathology Laboratory, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada.

    To determine whether the reduction in brain alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex activity in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with an abnormality in one of its three constituent enzyme subunits, we measured protein levels of alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase (El), dihydrolipoamide succinyltransferase (E2), and dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3), in postmortem brain of 29 patients with AD (mean age, 73 years; age range of onset, 50-78 years) and 29 control subjects. In the AD group protein levels of all three subunits were significantly reduced by 23 to 41% in the temporal cortex, whereas in the parietal cortex (El: -28%; E3: -32%) and hippocampus (E3: -33%) significant changes were limited to El and E3. alpha-Ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex activities were more markedly reduced (by 46-68%) and did not correlate with protein levels, suggesting that decreased enzyme activity cannot be primarily explained by loss of alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex protein. We did not find two E2 immunoreactive forms in the brain of any patient, as has been reported in fibroblasts of patients with very-early-onset chromosome 14-linked AD. We conclude that brain protein and activity levels of alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex are reduced in patients with AD who have onset after 50 years and suggest that these changes, which are also observed in other human brain disorders, may represent a nonspecific consequence of different neurodegenerative processes. Nevertheless, reduced levels of this rate-limiting enzyme of the Krebs cycle could contribute to the brain neurodegenerative mechanisms of AD.

    Funded by: NINDS NIH HHS: NS26034

    Annals of neurology 1996;39;5;592-8

  • Oligo-capping: a simple method to replace the cap structure of eukaryotic mRNAs with oligoribonucleotides.

    Maruyama K and Sugano S

    Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan.

    We have devised a method to replace the cap structure of a mRNA with an oligoribonucleotide (r-oligo) to label the 5' end of eukaryotic mRNAs. The method consists of removing the cap with tobacco acid pyrophosphatase (TAP) and ligating r-oligos to decapped mRNAs with T4 RNA ligase. This reaction was made cap-specific by removing 5'-phosphates of non-capped RNAs with alkaline phosphatase prior to TAP treatment. Unlike the conventional methods that label the 5' end of cDNAs, this method specifically labels the capped end of the mRNAs with a synthetic r-oligo prior to first-strand cDNA synthesis. The 5' end of the mRNA was identified quite simply by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).

    Gene 1994;138;1-2;171-4

  • The structure of the human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase gene (DLD) and its upstream elements.

    Feigenbaum AS and Robinson BH

    Department of Genetics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    The structural organization of the gene for the E3 subunit of the human alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complexes, dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (DLD), and its upstream elements have been determined by restriction endonuclease mapping and DNA sequence analysis of overlapping genomic clones. The gene is approximately 20 kb long. It contains 14 exons ranging in size from 69 to 780 bp and 13 introns ranging in size from 93 bp to 7.0 kb. All splice donor and acceptor sites conform to the GT/AG rule. The 5' ends of mRNA transcripts upstream from the translation initiation codon were determined by primer extension assay. A "CAAT box"-like sequence is present at 39 bp upstream of the presumptive cap site and the 5' flanking region has been sequenced up to 2.0 kb upstream. There are several sequences compatible with presumptive promoter elements, including an Sp1 binding site, a nuclear respiratory factor 1 site, two cyclic AMP response element binding sites, and a possible negative response element present in the insulin promoter. A 313-bp segment from -2076 to -1763 is 89% homologous to a recently described pTR5 repetitive element found in the human genome.

    Genomics 1993;17;2;376-81

  • Identification of two missense mutations in a dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase-deficient patient.

    Liu TC, Kim H, Arizmendi C, Kitano A and Patel MS

    Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106.

    The molecular basis of dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3; dihydrolipoamide:NAD+ oxidoreductase, EC deficiency in an E3-deficient patient was studied. Fibroblasts cultured from the patient contained only approximately 6% of the E3 activity of cells from a normal subject. Western and Northern blot analyses indicated that, compared to control cells, the patient's cells had a reduced amount of protein but normal amounts of E3 mRNA. Direct sequencing of E3 cDNA derived from the patient's RNA as well as each of the subclones of the cDNA revealed that the patient had two substitution mutations in the E3 coding region. One mutation changed a single nucleotide from A to G, resulting in substitution of Glu (GAA) for Lys-37 (AAA). The other point mutation was a nucleotide change from C to T, resulting in the substitution of Leu (CTG) for Pro-453 (CCG). These mutations appear to be significant in that they alter the active site and possibly the binding of FAD.

    Funded by: NIDDK NIH HHS: DK42885

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1993;90;11;5186-90

  • Characterization of the transcriptional regulatory region of the human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase gene.

    Johanning GL, Morris JI, Madhusudhan KT, Samols D and Patel MS

    Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106.

    Dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3; EC is the common component of the three mammalian alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complexes and the glycine cleavage system. To study regulation of E3 gene expression, a 12-kilobase clone from a human leukocyte genomic library was isolated, and a 1.8-kilobase fragment containing part of the first intron, the first exon, and 1.5 kilobases of the 5' flanking region of the E3 gene was sequenced. The nucleotide sequence of the E3 promoter region revealed consensus sequences for several DNA binding proteins but no apparent TATA box or Sp1 sites. Although the 1.6-kilobase 5' flanking region has a low percentage of G+C (44%), the nucleotide sequence between +1 and -150 base pairs has a G+C content of 67%. Primer extension analysis showed a major transcriptional start site located 95 nucleotides upstream from the translation initiation codon. A series of 5' deletions from the E3 promoter-regulatory region were ligated to the bacterial chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) gene, and the resulting constructs were transfected into HepG2 cells. The longest E3 promoter-CAT construct had a relatively high level of CAT enzyme activity, and deletion of a promoter element between -769 and -1223 base pairs resulted in a 3-fold increase in reporter gene expression. These results suggest that the human E3 promoter has characteristics of housekeeping and facultative promoters and that a negative regulatory element is present between 769 and 1223 base pairs upstream from the transcription start site.

    Funded by: NIADDK NIH HHS: AM 07319; NIDDK NIH HHS: DK 42885

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1992;89;22;10964-8

  • The glycine cleavage system. Molecular cloning of the chicken and human glycine decarboxylase cDNAs and some characteristics involved in the deduced protein structures.

    Kume A, Koyata H, Sakakibara T, Ishiguro Y, Kure S and Hiraga K

    Department of Biochemistry, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University School of Medicine, Japan.

    A cDNA encoding chicken glycine decarboxylase (pCP15b) was isolated using an antibody specific to this protein. Additional cDNAs were cloned with the aid of the genomic fragments obtained by using the pCP15b cDNA probe. No initiator methionine codon is found in the currently elucidated cDNA sequence, and an ATG codon in an exon is assigned to this role. The precursor glycine decarboxylase deduced from the 3514-base pair nucleotide sequence is comprised of 1,004 amino acids (Mr = 111,848). The 1,020 amino acid residues are encoded for the precursor form of human glycine decarboxylase (Mr = 112,869) in the 3,783-base long cDNA sequence of two 1.9-kilobase pair cDNAs with a pentanucleotide overlap. The pyridoxal phosphate binding site lysine and a glycine-rich region, which is suggested to be responsible for the attachment of the phosphate moiety of pyridoxal phosphate, are found in close proximity in both the chicken and human enzymes. This region essential for the enzyme action is suggested to be embedded in a segment rich in beta-turns and random coils and is surrounded by conserved and repetitive amino acid sequences. It is suggested that these structures are involved in the organization of the active site of glycine decarboxylase.

    The Journal of biological chemistry 1991;266;5;3323-9

  • Localization of the human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase gene (DLD) to 7q31----q32.

    Scherer SW, Otulakowski G, Robinson BH and Tsui LC

    Department of Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, Ont., Canada.

    Cytogenetics and cell genetics 1991;56;3-4;176-7

  • Structure-function relationships in dihydrolipoamide acyltransferases.

    Reed LJ and Hackert ML

    Clayton Foundation Biochemical Institute, Austin, Texas.

    Funded by: NIGMS NIH HHS: GM06590

    The Journal of biological chemistry 1990;265;16;8971-4

  • Cloning and cDNA sequence of the dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase component human alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complexes.

    Pons G, Raefsky-Estrin C, Carothers DJ, Pepin RA, Javed AA, Jesse BW, Ganapathi MK, Samols D and Patel MS

    Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106.

    cDNA clones comprising the entire coding region for human dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (dihydrolipoamide:NAD+ oxidoreductase, EC have been isolated from a human liver cDNA library. The cDNA sequence of the largest clone consisted of 2082 base pairs and contained a 1527-base open reading frame that encodes a precursor dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase of 509 amino acid residues. The first 35-amino acid residues of the open reading frame probably correspond to a typical mitochondrial import leader sequence. The predicted amino acid sequence of the mature protein, starting at the residue number 36 of the open reading f 19bb rame, is almost identical (greater than 98% homology) with the known partial amino acid sequence of the pig heart dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase. The cDNA clone also contains a 3' untranslated region of 505 bases with an unusual polyadenylylation signal (TATAAA) and a short poly(A) track. By blot-hybridization analysis with the cDNA as probe, two mRNAs, 2.2 and 2.4 kilobases in size, have been detected in human tissues and fibroblasts, whereas only one mRNA (2.4 kilobases) was detected in rat tissues.

    Funded by: NIADDK NIH HHS: AM 07319, AM 20478; NINDS NIH HHS: NS 07376

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1988;85;5;1422-6

  • Isolation and sequence determination of cDNA clones for porcine and human lipoamide dehydrogenase. Homology to other disulfide oxidoreductases.

    Otulakowski G and Robinson BH

    Department of Biochemistry and Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    A 2.3-kilobase cDNA clone encoding lipoamide dehydrogenase was isolated from a porcine adrenal medulla library in the vector pCD by screening with four synthetic oligonucleotide probes corresponding to amino acid sequence from tryptic peptides of porcine lipoamide dehydrogenase. A 450-bp fragment of the porcine cDNA was used to screen a human small cell lambda gt10 library at reduced stringency. Overlapping human cDNA clones of various lengths were isolated, the largest of which was again 2.3 kilobases in length. Sequencing of both porcine and human cDNAs revealed a short 5'-untranslated region followed by 1530-bp of coding region and 700 bp of 3'-untranslated region preceding a poly(A) tail. The porcine cDNA displayed coding regions corresponding to the known tryptic peptides and a 35-amino acid leader sequence involved in targeting of the protein to the mitochondria. The human lipoamide dehydrogenase cDNA is 96% identical to the porcine at the amino acid level. Alignment of the deduced amino acid sequence of human lipoamide dehydrogenase with human erythrocyte glutathione reductase and mercuric reductase from Tn501 revealed extensive homologies throughout the primary sequence, suggesting that secondary and tertiary structure is also similar among these three enzymes.

    The Journal of biological chemistry 1987;262;36;17313-8

  • Congenital lactic acidosis, alpha-ketoglutaric aciduria and variant form of maple syrup urine disease due to a single enzyme defect: dihydrolipoyl dehydrogenase deficiency.

    Munnich A, Saudubray JM, Taylor J, Charpentier C, Marsac C, Rocchiccioli F, Amedee-Manesme O, Coude FX, Frezal J and Robinson BH

    A 6-month-old girl with vomiting, hypotonia and motor retardation was found to have elevated blood lactate, pyruvate, and branched chain amino acids associated with ketoglutaric aciduria. The combination of a congenital lactic acidosis with a variant form of maple syrup urine disease and ketoglutaric aciduria suggested a defect of a single component, common to pyruvate dehydrogenase, to branched chain ketoacid dehydrogenase, and to alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase. Dihydrolipoyl dehydrogenase is the common component (E3). The three enzyme activities and the E3 component activity were found to be reduced in liver and cultured fibroblasts, thus confirming that a single defect of this component can result in a multiple deficiency involving several oxidative decarboxylation reactions.

    Acta paediatrica Scandinavica 1982;71;1;167-71

  • The glucose-lactic acid cycle and gluconeogenesis.

    Cori CF

    Current topics in cellular regulation 1981;18;377-87

Gene lists (7)

Gene List Source Species Name Description Gene count
L00000009 G2C Homo sapiens Human PSD Human orthologues of mouse PSD adapted from Collins et al (2006) 1080
L00000010 G2C Homo sapiens Human mitochondria Human orthologues of mouse mitochondria adapted from Collins et al (2006) 91
L00000016 G2C Homo sapiens Human PSP Human orthologues of mouse PSP adapted from Collins et al (2006) 1121
L00000059 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-HUMAN-PSD-CONSENSUS Human cortex PSD consensus 748
L00000061 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-MOUSE-PSD-CONSENSUS Mouse cortex PSD consensus (ortho) 984
L00000069 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-HUMAN-PSD-FULL Human cortex biopsy PSD full list 1461
L00000071 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-MOUSE-PSD-FULL Mouse cortex PSD full list (ortho) 1556
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