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Human 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase. Primary structure and chromosomal localization of the gene.

Journal article
Authors Ulla Rüetschi
A Dellsén
Pelle Sahlin
Göran Stenman
Lars Rymo
Sven Lindstedt
Published in European journal of biochemistry / FEBS
Volume 213
Issue 3
Pages 1081-9
ISSN 0014-2956
Publication year 1993
Published at Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Dept of Pathology
Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Dept of Clinical Chemistry/Transfusion Medicine
Pages 1081-9
Language en
Keywords 4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate Dioxygenase, chemistry, genetics, Amino Acid Sequence, Base Sequence, Chromosome Mapping, Chromosomes, Human, Pair 12, DNA, chemistry, Humans, Molecular Sequence Data, Sequence Analysis, Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
Subject categories Medical Biotechnology (with a focus on Cell Biology (including Stem Cell Biology), Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or Biopharmacy)


We report the primary structure of 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase [4-hydroxyphenyl-pyruvate:oxygen oxidoreductase (hydroxylating, decarboxylating)]. The work is based on the isolation of cDNA clones from human liver lambda gt11 libraries. Several overlapping clones covering the coding sequence were characterized. In parallel, peptides from four different digests of the purified protein were analysed for their amino-acid sequence. These peptide sequences covered 86% of the cDNA-derived amino-acid sequence. This gives the sequence for a polypeptide of 392 amino acids with a calculated molecular mass of 44.8 kDa. There is more than 80% identity between the human and the pig enzymes and also between these enzymes and the F antigen from rat and the two allelic forms of this antigen from mouse. The enzyme has 53% conserved amino acids and 27% identical amino acids in common with 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase from Pseudomonas sp. P.J. 874 and 52% conserved and 28% identical residues, with a protein from Shewanella colwelliana. At the C-terminus there is 61% identity between the seven proteins. These results indicate that these proteins are all 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenases. The identity of the C-terminus makes this part of the molecule a candidate for a functional role in the catalytic process. At conserved positions in all seven enzymes, there are two tyrosine residues and three histidine residues, i.e. amino acids which have been implicated as ligands for iron in 2-oxoacid-dependent dioxygenases. The gene encoding the enzyme was localized to chromosome 12q14-->qter by Southern-blot analysis of human-rodent somatic-cell hybrids.

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