MetaCyc Enzyme: tryptophanase / L-cysteine desulfhydrase

Gene: tnaA Accession Numbers: EG11005 (MetaCyc), b3708, ECK3701

Synonyms: ind, tnaR

Species: Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655

Subunit composition of tryptophanase / L-cysteine desulfhydrase = [TnaA]4
         tryptophanase = TnaA

Tryptophanase or tryptophan indole-lyase (TnaA) is an extremely well-studied pyridoxal phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzyme that catalyzes the cleavage of L-tryptophan to indole, pyruvate and NH4+. Together with the tryptophan transporter TnaC, it enables utilization of L-tryptophan as sole source of nitrogen or carbon for growth. In recent years, it has become clear that one of the reaction products, indole, plays a significant role as an extracellular [Wang01a, Martino03, KuczynskaWisnik10a, KuczynskaWisnik10, Chu12] and intracellular [Gaimster14] signal, even acting as a cell cycle regulator [Field12]. Indole production by TnaA depends directly on the amount of exogenous tryptophan, and the enzyme does not appear to degrade internal anabolic tryptophan [Li13a].

Tryptophanase is a major contributor towards the cellular L-cysteine desulfhydrase (CD) activity [Awano03, Awano05]. In vitro, tryptophanase also catalyzes α,β elimination, β replacement, and α hydrogen exchange reactions with a variety of L-amino acids [Watanabe77].

Molecular and biochemical properties of tryptophanase have been studied in depth by several groups; only a small number of papers can be cited here, with preference given to work performed on the K-12 enzyme. Tryptophanase consists of four identical subunits [London72], each of which contains one molecule of pyridoxal phosphate (PLP) [HogbergRaibaud75]. The dissociated dimeric form of the enzyme appears to be inactive [Raibaud76a, Raibaud77]. Crystal structures of wild-type and mutant TnaA apoenzyme have been solved [Ku06, Tsesin07, Kogan09]. The tetramer contains four bound K+ ions [Ku06].

PLP forms an aldimine bond with Lys270 of the enzyme [Kagamiyama72]; binding of PLP induces a conformational change [HogbergRaibaud75, Raibaud76]. The enzyme requires K+ for its activity and for tight PLP binding [HogbergRaibaud75, Tokushige89, Erez98]. Analysis of site-directed mutants, e.g. in [Kawata90, Erez98, Phillips02], has identified a number of residues that are required for interaction with PLP, orienting the substrate-PLP intermediates in the optimal conformation for catalysis, and are important for overall enzyme activity and substrate specificity. The enzyme may react by a rare SE2-type mechanism. Some of this work is reviewed in [Phillips03].

Different benzimidazole analogs of the indolenine intermediate/transition state are either substrates or inhibitors of tryptophanase [Harris13]. L-bishomotryptophan is a potent and selective competitive inhibitor of the enzyme [Do14].

Tryptophanase localizes to a single focus at one of the cell poles, mainly during the logarithmic growth phase. The Min system is involved in localization of the protein [Li12].

In a strain selected for increased isobutanol tolerance, a tnaA mutation contributes significantly to the tolerance phenotype [Atsumi10a]. A tnaA mutant has decreased viability during long-term stationary phase [Gaimster14].

Regulation of expression of tryptophanase has been of interest for a long time and was shown to be induced by L-tryptophan and regulated by catabolite repression [Evans41, Evans42, Dawson43, Bilezikian67, Botsford71, Immken72, Ramirez72, Piovant75, Botsford75, Ward76, Yudkin77, Deeley82, Isaacs94]. Regulation by L-tryptophan is exerted via antitermination in the leader region [Stewart85, Stewart86] that is facilitated by the TnaC leader peptide [Stewart86a, Gollnick90]. For a description of the attenuation mechanism, please see tnaCAB and a recent review, [Yanofsky07]. tnaA mRNA levels are significantly downregulated in E. coli cells inoculated on lettuce leaves [Fink12].

TnaA protein levels are significantly increased by growth at high external pH [Blankenhorn99, Stancik02] and growth on glycerol [MartinezGomez12]. Increased TnaA expression via TorRS is involved in survival of alkaline stress conditions due to TMAO respiration [Bordi03]. Increased tnaA expression at the onset of stationary phase is dependent on σS [Lacour04] and Crl [Lelong07, Dong08]. Expression of the toxin YafQ reduces TnaA levels, possibly by cleavage of the tnaA mRNA at the in-frame YafQ cleavage cites [Hu14]. Addition of glucose and other carbohydrates inhibits TnaA function, suggesting an additional level of carbohydrate-dependent post-translational regulation [Li14].

Tryptophanase is the regulatory target of the small RNA Rcd, which ensures stable maintenance of the ColE1 plasmid. Upregulation of tryptophanase activity increases indole production; indole then appears to act as an intracellular signaling molecule to induce a cell division delay [Chant07].

Reviews: [Phillips03, Chattoraj07, Yanofsky07]

Citations: [Wood47, Taylor78]

Locations: cytosol, membrane

Map Position: [3,886,753 -> 3,888,168]

Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 52.773 kD (from nucleotide sequence), 52.0 kD (experimental) [Deeley81 ]

Molecular Weight of Multimer: 223.0 kD (experimental) [London72]

pI: 6.2

Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0012133 , CGSC:101 , DIP:DIP-31878N , EchoBASE:EB0998 , EcoGene:EG11005 , EcoliWiki:b3708 , Entrez-gene:948221 , Mint:MINT-1267429 , ModBase:P0A853 , OU-Microarray:b3708 , PortEco:tnaA , PR:PRO_000024075 , Pride:P0A853 , Protein Model Portal:P0A853 , RefSeq:NP_418164 , RegulonDB:EG11005 , SMR:P0A853 , String:511145.b3708 , Swiss-Model:P0A853 , UniProt:P0A853

Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR001597 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR011166 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR013440 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR015421 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR015422 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR015424 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR018176 , PDB:Structure:2C44 , PDB:Structure:2OQX , PDB:Structure:2V0Y , PDB:Structure:2V1P , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF01212 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS00853

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

GO Terms:

Biological Process: GO:0006569 - tryptophan catabolic process Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, GOA06, NG63]
GO:0006520 - cellular amino acid metabolic process Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
GO:0006568 - tryptophan metabolic process Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
GO:0009072 - aromatic amino acid family metabolic process Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
Molecular Function: GO:0005515 - protein binding Inferred from experiment [Zheng11]
GO:0009034 - tryptophanase activity Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [GOA06, GOA01, GOA01a, Raibaud73, Burns62, GARTNER65a]
GO:0030170 - pyridoxal phosphate binding Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a, Raibaud73]
GO:0030955 - potassium ion binding Inferred from experiment [Ku06]
GO:0042802 - identical protein binding Inferred from experiment [Rajagopala14, Lasserre06, London72]
GO:0080146 - L-cysteine desulfhydrase activity Inferred from experiment [Awano03]
GO:0003824 - catalytic activity Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
GO:0016829 - lyase activity Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, GOA01a]
GO:0016830 - carbon-carbon lyase activity Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
Cellular Component: GO:0005829 - cytosol Inferred from experiment [Lasserre06]
GO:0016020 - membrane Inferred from experiment [Lasserre06]
GO:0060187 - cell pole Inferred from experiment [Li12]
GO:0005737 - cytoplasm Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11, UniProtGOA11a]

MultiFun Terms: metabolism carbon utilization amino acids

Imported from EcoCyc 02-Jun-2015 by Paley S , SRI International

Enzymatic reaction of: tryptophanase

Synonyms: L-tryptophan indole-lyase (deaminating), Trpase

L-tryptophan <=> indole + 2-aminoprop-2-enoate + H+

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction of enzyme catalysis.

The reaction is physiologically favored in the direction shown.

Alternative Substrates [Comment 1]:

In Pathways: L-tryptophan degradation II (via pyruvate)

Imported from EcoCyc 02-Jun-2015 by Paley S , SRI International

The enzyme binds one molecule of PLP per subunit; the Km for PLP is 0.42 µM [HogbergRaibaud75]. It requires K+ for its activity and for tight PLP binding [HogbergRaibaud75, Tokushige89].

The catalytic properties of the tryptophanase from E. coli B have been studied earlier; e.g. [Morino67, Watanabe72, Watanabe77] and many subsequent publications, mainly from the Snell and Tokushige laboratories. It was later shown that the amino acid sequence of the K-12 and B enzymes is identical [Tokushige89]. At high concentrations of pyruvate and ammonia, the reaction is reversible in vitro [Watanabe72]; however, the physiological relevance of the reverse reaction is unclear.

Cofactors or Prosthetic Groups: pyridoxal 5'-phosphate [HogbergRaibaud75, WOOD47, Deeley81]

Activators (Unknown Mechanism): K+ [Tokushige89, HogbergRaibaud75, Comment 2] , ammonium [Tokushige89, HogbergRaibaud75, Comment 2]

Inhibitors (Unknown Mechanism): Na+ [HogbergRaibaud75, Comment 3]

Kinetic Parameters:

Km (μM)
kcat (sec-1)
kcat/Km (sec-1 μM-1)

Enzymatic reaction of: L-cysteine desulfhydrase

Synonyms: cysteine desulfhydrase, L-cysteine hydrogen sulfide-lyase (deaminating)

L-cysteine <=> 2-aminoprop-2-enoate + hydrogen sulfide + H+

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction of enzyme catalysis.

The reaction is physiologically favored in the direction shown.

In Pathways: L-cysteine degradation II

Imported from EcoCyc 02-Jun-2015 by Paley S , SRI International

Sequence Features

Feature Class Location Citations Comment
N6-acetyllysine-Modification 5
[Zhang09, UniProt15]
UniProt: N6-acetyllysine.
N6-acetyllysine-Modification 115
[Zhang09, UniProt15]
UniProt: N6-acetyllysine.
Sequence-Conflict 137 -> 140
[Deeley81, UniProt10a]
UniProt: (in Ref. 1; no nucleotide entry);
N6-acetyllysine-Modification 156
[Zhang09, UniProt15]
UniProt: N6-acetyllysine.
Acetylation-Modification 239
N6-pyridoxal-phosphate-Lys-Modification 270
UniProt: N6-(pyridoxal phosphate)lysine.
Mutagenesis-Variant 294
[Phillips89a, UniProt11]
UniProt: Identical to wild-type.
Mutagenesis-Variant 298
[Phillips89a, UniProt11]
UniProt: Alters activity.
Sequence-Conflict 379 -> 380
[Tokushige89, Deeley81, UniProt10a]
UniProt: (in Ref. 1; AAA24676 and 2; CAA34096);
N6-acetyllysine-Modification 450
[Zhang09, UniProt15]
UniProt: N6-acetyllysine.
Acetylation-Modification 459

Peter D. Karp on Wed Jan 18, 2006:
Gene left-end position adjusted based on analysis performed in the 2005 E. coli annotation update [Riley06 ].
10/20/97 Gene b3708 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG11005; confirmed by SwissProt match.


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Kawata90: Kawata Y, Tsujimoto N, Tani S, Mizobata T, Tokushige M (1990). "Role of tryptophan 248 in the active site of tryptophanase from Escherichia coli." Biochem Biophys Res Commun 173(2);756-62. PMID: 2260981

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Ku06: Ku SY, Yip P, Howell PL (2006). "Structure of Escherichia coli tryptophanase." Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 62(Pt 7);814-23. PMID: 16790938

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Lacour04: Lacour S, Landini P (2004). "SigmaS-dependent gene expression at the onset of stationary phase in Escherichia coli: function of sigmaS-dependent genes and identification of their promoter sequences." J Bacteriol 186(21);7186-95. PMID: 15489429

Lasserre06: Lasserre JP, Beyne E, Pyndiah S, Lapaillerie D, Claverol S, Bonneu M (2006). "A complexomic study of Escherichia coli using two-dimensional blue native/SDS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis." Electrophoresis 27(16);3306-21. PMID: 16858726

Lelong07: Lelong C, Aguiluz K, Luche S, Kuhn L, Garin J, Rabilloud T, Geiselmann J (2007). "The Crl-RpoS regulon of Escherichia coli." Mol Cell Proteomics 6(4);648-59. PMID: 17224607

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Li13a: Li G, Young KD (2013). "Indole production by the tryptophanase TnaA in Escherichia coli is determined by the amount of exogenous tryptophan." Microbiology 159(Pt 2);402-10. PMID: 23397453

Li14: Li G, Young KD (2014). "A cAMP-independent carbohydrate-driven mechanism inhibits tnaA expression and TnaA enzyme activity in Escherichia coli." Microbiology 160(Pt 9);2079-88. PMID: 25061041

London72: London J, Goldberg ME (1972). "The tryptophanase from Escherichia coli K-12. I. Purification, physical properties, and quaternary structure." J Biol Chem 247(5);1566-70. PMID: 4551942

London74: London J, Skrzynia C, Goldberg ME (1974). "Renaturation of Escherichia coli tryptophanase after exposure to 8 M urea. Evidence for the existence of nucleation centers." Eur J Biochem 47(2);409-15. PMID: 4607014

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UniProt10a: UniProt Consortium (2010). "UniProt version 2010-11 released on 2010-11-02 00:00:00." Database.

UniProt11: UniProt Consortium (2011). "UniProt version 2011-06 released on 2011-06-30 00:00:00." Database.

UniProt15: UniProt Consortium (2015). "UniProt version 2015-01 released on 2015-01-16 00:00:00." Database.

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