Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Enzyme: β-galactosidase

Gene: lacZ Accession Numbers: EG10527 (EcoCyc), b0344, ECK0341

Synonyms: β-D-galactoside galactohydrolase, β-D-galactosidase, lactase

Regulation Summary Diagram: ?

Regulation summary diagram for lacZ

Subunit composition of β-galactosidase = [LacZ]4
         β-galactosidase monomer = LacZ

β-galactosidase is a bifunctional enzyme that hydrolyses lactose to galactose plus glucose and converts lactose to allolactose. The enzyme requires Mg2+ or Mn2+ for full activity [Tenu72, Sinnott78, Sutendra07] plus a monovalent cation, usually Na+ or K+ [Juers01, Xu04a].

Purification of β-galactosidase was achieved during the middle of the 20th century from E. coli strain ML 308 [Wallenfels57, Hu59, Cohn51] and from strain K-12 [Lederberg50, Craven65]. It was subsequently used as a model system to analyse how the response to a change in environment was regulated at the cellular level, specifically addressing questions of enzyme 'adaption' or enzyme 'induction' as it was then called (reviewed by [Cohn57]. These studies resulted in the elucidation of a pathway of negative control of β-galactosidase synthesis and led to the description of the operon model for gene regulation [Jacob61].

lacZ forms an operon with lacY (encoding lactose permease) and lacA (a transacetylase). Expression of the lac operon is repressed by LacI which binds to the lac operator [Bourgeois65, Gilbert66]. In the presence of allolactose - the physiological inducer [Jobe72] - LacI binding to the operator is reduced leading to expression of the lac operon and production of the proteins necessary for lactose utilisation (reviewed by [Lewis05]).

β-galactosidase is a large tetrameric molecule made up of 4 identical subunits. The tetramer has 4 active sites but it takes two monomers to complete an active site. Each monomer contains 5 domains including domain 3 which has an α/β barrel structure that interacts with the loop structure from domain 2 of a separate monomer to form much of the active site [Craven65, Steers65, Jacobson94] (reviewed by [Matthews05]).

Deletion of residues from the amino terminus results in inactive dimers. Supplying peptides that include the missing residues restores the tetrameric structure and catalytic activity. This process is known as α-complementation and is the basis for the blue/white screening technique used in vector based gene cloning [Ullmann65, Ullmann67, Langley75] (reviewed by [Ullmann92]).

Genetic fusions between the lac repressor and lacZ produce fully active repressor linked to active β-galactosidase. The fusions generate hybrid proteins whose amino terminus corresponds to a portion of the lac repressor and whose carboxy terminus corresponds to β-galactosidase [MullerHill74]. The technique of generating fusions to produce hybrid proteins has been extended to allow the fusion of lacZ to virtually any gene of interest and has been widely used for gene and protein detection and in studies of gene regulation and protein localisation (reviewed in [Silhavy85].

Additional reviews: [Cohn89, Beckwith67, Wallenfels72]

Citations: [Shuman03, Herring03, Hogness55, Rotman54, Cohn52, Cohn53, Juers03, Juers00, Sinnott78a, Gallagher98, Gallagher97, Gallagher99, Bartesaghi14]

Gene Citations: [Miller78, Murakawa91, McCormick91]

Locations: cytosol

Map Position: [362,455 <- 365,529] (7.81 centisomes, 28°)
Length: 3075 bp / 1024 aa

Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 116.48 kD (from nucleotide sequence)

Molecular Weight of Multimer: 540.0 kD (experimental) [Craven65]

pI: 5.55

Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0001183 , CGSC:576 , DIP:DIP-10081N , EchoBASE:EB0522 , EcoGene:EG10527 , EcoliWiki:b0344 , ModBase:P00722 , OU-Microarray:b0344 , PortEco:lacZ , Pride:P00722 , Protein Model Portal:P00722 , RefSeq:NP_414878 , RegulonDB:EG10527 , SMR:P00722 , String:511145.b0344 , UniProt:P00722

Relationship Links: CAZy:IN-FAMILY:GH2 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR004199 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR006101 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR006102 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR006103 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR006104 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR008979 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR011013 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR013781 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR013812 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR014718 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR017853 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR023230 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR023232 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR023933 , PDB:Structure:1BGL , PDB:Structure:1BGM , PDB:Structure:1DP0 , PDB:Structure:1F49 , PDB:Structure:1F4A , PDB:Structure:1F4H , PDB:Structure:1GHO , PDB:Structure:1HN1 , PDB:Structure:1JYN , PDB:Structure:1JYV , PDB:Structure:1JYW , PDB:Structure:1JYX , PDB:Structure:1JYY , PDB:Structure:1JYZ , PDB:Structure:1JZ0 , PDB:Structure:1JZ1 , PDB:Structure:1JZ2 , PDB:Structure:1JZ3 , PDB:Structure:1JZ4 , PDB:Structure:1JZ5 , PDB:Structure:1JZ6 , PDB:Structure:1JZ7 , PDB:Structure:1JZ8 , PDB:Structure:1PX3 , PDB:Structure:1PX4 , PDB:Structure:3CZJ , PDB:Structure:3DYM , PDB:Structure:3DYO , PDB:Structure:3DYP , PDB:Structure:3E1F , PDB:Structure:3I3B , PDB:Structure:3I3D , PDB:Structure:3I3E , PDB:Structure:3IAP , PDB:Structure:3IAQ , PDB:Structure:3J7H , PDB:Structure:3MUY , PDB:Structure:3MUZ , PDB:Structure:3MV0 , PDB:Structure:3MV1 , PDB:Structure:3SEP , PDB:Structure:3T08 , PDB:Structure:3T09 , PDB:Structure:3T0A , PDB:Structure:3T0B , PDB:Structure:3T0D , PDB:Structure:3T2O , PDB:Structure:3T2P , PDB:Structure:3T2Q , PDB:Structure:3VD3 , PDB:Structure:3VD4 , PDB:Structure:3VD5 , PDB:Structure:3VD7 , PDB:Structure:3VD9 , PDB:Structure:3VDA , PDB:Structure:3VDB , PDB:Structure:3VDC , PDB:Structure:4CKD , PDB:Structure:4DUV , PDB:Structure:4DUW , PDB:Structure:4DUX , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF00703 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF02836 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF02837 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF02929 , Prints:IN-FAMILY:PR00132 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS00608 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS00719 , Smart:IN-FAMILY:SM01038

In Paralogous Gene Group: 108 (3 members)

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Genetic Regulation Schematic: ?

Genetic regulation schematic for lacZ

GO Terms:

Biological Process: GO:0005990 - lactose catabolic process Inferred from experiment [Craig12, Cook62]
GO:0005975 - carbohydrate metabolic process Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
GO:0008152 - metabolic process Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
Molecular Function: GO:0000287 - magnesium ion binding Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [GOA06, Tenu72, Juers00]
GO:0004565 - beta-galactosidase activity Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01, GOA01a, Craven65]
GO:0031420 - alkali metal ion binding Inferred from experiment [Neville67, Juers01]
GO:0003824 - catalytic activity Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
GO:0004553 - hydrolase activity, hydrolyzing O-glycosyl compounds Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
GO:0016787 - hydrolase activity Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0016798 - hydrolase activity, acting on glycosyl bonds Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, GOA06, GOA01a]
GO:0030246 - carbohydrate binding Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
GO:0046872 - metal ion binding Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
Cellular Component: GO:0009341 - beta-galactosidase complex Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a, Craven65, Jacobson94]
GO:0005829 - cytosol Inferred by curator
GO:0043231 - intracellular membrane-bounded organelle Inferred by computational analysis [Gaudet10]

MultiFun Terms: metabolism carbon utilization carbon compounds

Essentiality data for lacZ knockouts: ?

Growth Medium Growth? T (°C) O2 pH Osm/L Growth Observations
LB enriched Yes 37 Aerobic 6.95   Yes [Gerdes03, Comment 1]

Enzymatic reaction of: lactose galactohydrolase (β-galactosidase)

EC Number:

α-lactose + H2O <=> β-D-galactose + β-D-glucose

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

The reaction is physiologically favored in the direction shown.

Alternative Substrates for α-lactose: o-nitrophenyl-β-galactoside [Cohn51 , Lederberg50 ]

In Pathways: lactose degradation III

Cofactors or Prosthetic Groups: Mg2+ [Hu59]

Inhibitors (Competitive): conduritol C cis-epoxide , β-D-galactopyranosyl trimethylammonium bromide [Case73] , o-nitrophenol β-thiogalactoside [Sinnott71] , phenyl-1-thio-β-D-galactopyranoside [Sinnott71] , D-galactal , 2-aminogalactopyranose [Huber82, Helmward89] , β-D-galactose [Huber82, Helmward89]

Inhibitors (Unknown Mechanism): a chelator [Wallenfels72] , 2-deoxy-2-fluoro-β-D-galactopyranosyl fluoride [Withers88, Helmward89] , 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide [Helmward89] , (1/2,5,6)-2-(3-azibutylthio)-5,6-epoxy-3-cyclohexen-1-ol [Helmward89] , isopropyl β-D-galactopyranoside [Helmward89] , a heavy metal ion [Wallenfels72] , an alkylmercury [Wallenfels72] , cysteamine [Wallenfels72] , D-galactosylamine [Helmward89] , 1,5-dideoxy-1,5-imino-D-galactitol [Helmward89] , 5-amino-5-deoxy-D-galactopyranoside [Helmward89] , 2-mercaptoethanol [Wallenfels72] , n-propanol [Wallenfels72] , ethanolamine [Wallenfels72] , ethylenediamine [Wallenfels72]

pH(opt): 7 [Cohn51]

Enzymatic reaction of: β-galactosidase

EC Number: 5.4.1.-

α-lactose <=> allolactose

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

Reversibility of this reaction is unspecified.

Sequence Features

Protein sequence of beta-galactosidase monomer with features indicated

Feature Class Location Common Name Citations Comment
Cleavage-of-Initial-Methionine 1  
[Fowler78, Brown66]
Chain 2 -> 1024  
UniProt: Beta-galactosidase;
Amino-Acid-Sites-That-Bind 103  
UniProt: Substrate.
Metal-Binding-Site 202  
UniProt: Sodium.
Mutagenesis-Variant 202  
[Xu04a, UniProt11]
[Xu04a, UniProt11]
D → E or N: Causes a significant decrease in binding affinity in the absence of monovalent cations or in the presence of potassium ions, but only a moderate decrease in the presence of sodium ions.
D → F: Obliterates all binding and catalysis.
Amino-Acid-Site 358  
UniProt: Transition state stabilizer; Sequence Annotation Type: site.
Mutagenesis-Variant 358  
[UniProt11, Roth98, UniProt11]
H → D, F, L or N: Less stable to heat than wild-type. Causes significant destabilizations of the first transition state.
Amino-Acid-Site 392  
UniProt: Transition state stabilizer; Sequence Annotation Type: site.
Mutagenesis-Variant 392  
[Huber01, UniProt11]
H → E, F or K: Essentially inactive unless very rapid purification. Causes very large destabilizations of the transition state.
Metal-Binding-Site 417  
[Juers00, UniProt15]
UniProt: Magnesium 1.
Metal-Binding-Site 419  
[Juers00, UniProt15]
UniProt: Magnesium 1.
Metal-Binding-Site 462  
[Juers00, UniProt15]
UniProt: Magnesium 1.
Active-Site 462  
[Herrchen84, UniProt15]
UniProt: Proton donor.
Mutagenesis-Variant 462  
[MartinezBilbao95, UniProt11]
UniProt: Slowly inactivates galactosidase activity by reducing the binding of magnesium. It increases binding specificity.
Mutagenesis-Variant 538  
[Juers01, UniProt11]
UniProt: 10000-fold decrease in the beta- galactosidase activity.
Protein-Segment 538 -> 541  
UniProt: Substrate binding; Sequence Annotation Type: region of interest;
Active-Site 538 active site nucleophile
[Fowler83, Gebler92]
Mutagenesis-Variant 541  
[Roth96, UniProt11]
H → E, F or N: Poorly reactive with galactosyl substrates. Less stable to heat than wild-type.
Metal-Binding-Site 598  
[Juers00, UniProt15]
UniProt: Magnesium 2.
Metal-Binding-Site 602  
UniProt: Sodium; via carbonyl oxygen.
Mutagenesis-Variant 602  
[Juers01, UniProt11]
UniProt: Decreases the stability of the loop 794-804.
Metal-Binding-Site 605  
UniProt: Sodium.
Mutagenesis-Variant 795  
[Juers03, UniProt11]
UniProt: It forces the apoenzyme to adopt the closed rather than the open conformation. Reduces the binding affinity.
Mutagenesis-Variant 798  
[Sutendra07, UniProt11]
[Sutendra07, UniProt11]
E → D or Q: Small increase of the catalytic efficiency, when the sodium concentration increases.
E → A or L: The catalytic efficiency is not increased, when the sodium concentration increases.
Amino-Acid-Sites-That-Bind 1000  
UniProt: Substrate.
Mutagenesis-Variant 1000  
[Huber03, UniProt11]
W → F, G, L or T: Decreases affinity for substrate.

Gene Local Context (not to scale): ?

Gene local context diagram

Transcription Units:

Transcription-unit diagram

Transcription-unit diagram

Transcription-unit diagram

Transcription-unit diagram

Transcription-unit diagram


10/20/97 Gene b0344 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG10527; confirmed by SwissProt match.


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