The stereochemical course of the phosphoryl transfer reaction catalyzed by T4 polynucleotide kinase has been determined using the chiral ATP analog, (Sp)-adenosine-5'-(3-thio-3-[18O]triphosphate). T4 polynucleotide kinase catalyzes the transfer of the gamma-thiophosphoryl group of (Sp)-adenosine-5'-(3-thio-3-[18O]triphosphate) to the 5'-hydroxyl group of ApA to give the thiophosphorylated dinucleotide adenyl-5'-[18O]phosphorothioate-(3'-5')adenosine. A sample of adenyl-5'-[18O]phosphorothioate-(3'-5')adenosine was subjected to venom phosphodiesterase digestion. The resulting adenosine-5'-[18O]phosphorothioate was shown to have the Rp configuration, thus indicating that the thiophosphoryl transfer reaction occurs with overall inversion of configuration of phosphorus.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Jun 25 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology