Current Microbiology

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 7–12 | Cite as

Structural and Catalytic Properties of the D-3-Hydroxybutyrate Dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Driss Mountassif
  • Pierre Andreoletti
  • Mustapha Cherkaoui-Malki
  • Norbert LatruffeEmail author
  • M’hammed Saïd El Kebbaj


To put forward BDH from Pseudomonas aeruginosa’s enzymatic properties, we report a two-step purification of BDH and its gene sequencing allowing the investigation of its structural properties. Purification of BDH was achieved, using ammonium sulfate fractionation and Blue Sepharose CL-6B affinity chromatography. SDS–PAGE analysis reveals a MM of 29 kDa, whereas the native enzyme showed a MM of 120 kDa suggesting a homotetrameric structure. BDH encoding gene sequence shows a nucleotide open reading frame sequence of 771 bp encoding a 265 amino acid residues polypeptide chain. The modeling analysis of the three dimensional structure fits with the importance of amino acids in the catalysis reaction especially a strictly conserved tetrad. Amino-acid residues in interaction with the coenzyme NAD+ were also identified.


Ammonium Sulfate Fractionation Rhodospirillum Rubrum Acidovorax Paracoccus Denitrificans Native Molecular Weight 
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Supported by the Regional Council of Burgundy and IFR no. 100, the Programme Thématique d’Appui à la Recherche Scientifique-Morocco, Biologie No.134, and the AI franco-marocaine MA/05/134.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Driss Mountassif
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pierre Andreoletti
    • 1
  • Mustapha Cherkaoui-Malki
    • 1
  • Norbert Latruffe
    • 1
    Email author
  • M’hammed Saïd El Kebbaj
    • 2
  1. 1.INSERM U866; Université de Bourgogne; LBMC (Biochimie Métabolique et Nutritionnelle)Faculté des SciencesDijon cedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire, Université Hassan II - Aïn ChockFaculté des Sciences Aïn ChockMaarif, CasablancaMorocco

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