IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 4,5:9,10-diseco-3-hydroxy-5,9,17-trioxoandrosta-1(10),2-diene-4-oate hydrolase

Reaction: (1E,2Z)-3-hydroxy-5,9,17-trioxo-4,5:9,10-disecoandrosta-1(10),2-dien-4-oate + H2O = 3-[(3aS,4S,7aS)-7a-methyl-1,5-dioxo-octahydro-1H-inden-4-yl]propanoate + (2Z,4Z)-2-hydroxyhexa-2,4-dienoate

Other name(s): tesD (gene name); hsaD (gene name)

Systematic name: 4,5:9,10-diseco-3-hydroxy-5,9,17-trioxoandrosta-1(10),2-diene-4-oate hydrolase ( (2Z,4Z)-2-hydroxyhexa-2,4-dienoate-forming)

Comments: The enzyme is involved in the bacterial degradation of the steroid ring structure, and is involved in degradation of multiple steroids, such as testosterone [1], cholesterol [2], and sitosterol.

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1. Horinouchi, M., Hayashi, T., Koshino, H., Kurita, T. and Kudo, T. Identification of 9,17-dioxo-1,2,3,4,10,19-hexanorandrostan-5-oic acid, 4-hydroxy-2-oxohexanoic acid, and 2-hydroxyhexa-2,4-dienoic acid and related enzymes involved in testosterone degradation in Comamonas testosteroni TA441. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71 (2005) 5275-5281. [PMID: 16151114]

2. Van der Geize, R., Yam, K., Heuser, T., Wilbrink, M.H., Hara, H., Anderton, M.C., Sim, E., Dijkhuizen, L., Davies, J.E., Mohn, W.W. and Eltis, L.D. A gene cluster encoding cholesterol catabolism in a soil actinomycete provides insight into Mycobacterium tuberculosis survival in macrophages. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104 (2007) 1947-1952. [PMID: 17264217]

3. Lack, N., Lowe, E.D., Liu, J., Eltis, L.D., Noble, M.E., Sim, E. and Westwood, I.M. Structure of HsaD, a steroid-degrading hydrolase, from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Acta Crystallogr. Sect. F Struct. Biol. Cryst. Commun. 64 (2008) 2-7. [PMID: 18097091]

4. Lack, N.A., Yam, K.C., Lowe, E.D., Horsman, G.P., Owen, R.L., Sim, E. and Eltis, L.D. Characterization of a carbon-carbon hydrolase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis involved in cholesterol metabolism. J. Biol. Chem. 285 (2010) 434-443. [PMID: 19875455]

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