Normal standing time is about half as long with the eyes closed. Evidence for the vital importance of this reaction comes from the fact that at least three distinct genes encode enzyme with transketolase activity. In this study, we specifically deleted TKT in mouse adipocytes … The functional impact of these variants remains to be established. Transketolase (EC 184.108.40.206; CAS 9014-48-6) is a thiamine-dependent enzyme of the pentose phosphate pathway of glycolysis. The active site is a funnel-shaped cleft with the thiamine cofactor located at the cleft base. This latter function is associated with the conversion of glucose to ribulose-5-phosphate with the concomitant generation of two equivalents of NADPH, which in turn maintains the reducing environment of the cell and protects against oxidative stress. Following release of the first product, the αcarbanion intermediate serves as a nucleophile in an attack on an electrophilic aldehyde, facilitated by protonation of the aldehydic oxygen of the substrate. Traditionally the erythrocyte transketolase saturation test, which is a measure of the stimulation of the transketolase reaction, has been used to assess thiamin status. Decrease of the DTP total amount in blood by more than 80% did not affect distinctly the transketolase activity. The thiamine pyrimidine ring is bound in a hydrophobic pocket via a hydrogen bond between the ring nitrogen and Glu418. For non-α-hydroxylated aldehydes with wild-type TKs, a variety of aldehydes with different groups at R2 have also been utilized, and the (3S)-product 2 is formed (Scheme 3). Body levels of B vitamin levels are best determined using enzyme dependent activity tests. It is widely conserved in life forms. Characteristic symptoms, in addition to the eponymous megaloblastic anemia, are deafness due to nerve damage and diabetes. The pentose phosphate shunt serves two major roles: to generate pentose sugars for nucleic acid and amino acid biosynthesis and to recover carbon that enters the pentose phosphate shunt via the oxidative route. Scheme 3. The most direct reason for impaired transketolase activity is inadequate thiamine intake. Hearing loss is a less frequent sign. 1978;13(2):133-8. doi: 10.3109/00365527809181738. The thiazole moiety is thought to be derived from cysteine, tyrosine and 1-deoxy-d-threo-2-pentulose, while the pyrimidine moiety is thought to be derived from aminoimidazole ribotide, an intermediate in purine biosythesis. Transketolase is found in almost all animal and plant tissues as well as microorganisms.423,424 The enzyme has been detected in E. coli,425 B. subtilis,426 S. cerevisiae (baker’s yeast),427 spinach,428,429 tobacco,430 rat and pig liver,431 mouse cornea,432 and a variety of human sources.433 Purification schemes and properties of several such enzymes have been extensively investigated; several reviews of thiamine-dependent enzymes are available as well.434,435 The E. coli transketolase, purified 30-fold to a specific activity of 23 U mg−1, is stable when stored as crude cell extracts at 20 °C, pH 7.0, for at least one week.425 This transketolase has also been immobilized for stability on Eupergit C acrylic beads with 40% retention of activity.423 The baker’s yeast enzyme was purified through a series of steps involving acetone, ethanol, and ammonium sulfate fractionation, heat treatment, DEAE cellulose chromatography, and crystallization to a specific activity of 20 U mg−1.427 Yeast transketolase is stable when stored in buffer at 4 °C, pH 7.6, or as an ammonium sulfate suspension. To investigate the consequences of decreased In vivo and in vitro, these reactions are reversible. Its co-factor is thiamine pyrophosphate. Assessment of memory with the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) is sufficient for rapid evaluation. ThDP) is formed, which is then transformed into a catalytically active holoenzyme (TK* ‐ ThDP). In addition, chronic ethanol exposure appears to interfere with both absorption and utilization of thiamine . Available crystal Structures of transketolase, P.A. 1993). Depending on the severity and duration of thiamine deficiency, the condition may present with one or more of the classical triad: impairments in body coordination, eye movement, and mental function. Transketolase (TK) catalyzes reactions in the Calvin cycle and the oxidative pentose phosphate pathway (OPPP) and produces erythrose-4-phosphate, which is a precursor for the shikimate pathway leading to phenylpropanoid metabo- lism. Very often, the deficiency symptoms are precipitated by high alcohol consumption, but this is not a necessary condition. The transketolase activity of all of the rat tissues tested with the exception of brain was decreased by thiamine deficiency. Congenital heart defects were noted in four of the five affected individuals, and there was a history of chronic diarrhea and cataracts in the older individuals with the homozygous 18 base pair insertion. These studies show that a conserved histidine at position 110 plays markedly different roles in catalysis in human and yeast enzymes. TK crucially established the d-threo configuration in the vicinal diol product 3 in a 45% yield.38 Related to this, spinach TK has been used with 2,3-dihydroxybutanal and HPA to yield 6-deoxy-l-sorbose, an intermediate used in the synthesis of furaneol, a flavor compound.39 Interestingly, a multienzymatic approach was used, producing the HPA from l-serine using serine glyoxylate aminotransferase (SGAT), and also the 2,3-dihydroxybutanal 4 from ethanal and HPA via 4-deoxy-l-erythrulose 5, which underwent subsequent microbial isomerization (Scheme 4). Thiamin diphosphate is used to facilitate oxidative decarboxylation and transketolase reactions. Wernicke encephalopathy is much more common than is generally known. TKT was the ma-jority of transketolase not only in human normal organs but also in most tumor tissues while TKTL1 and TKTL2 are mainly expressed in testis [23, 24]. With lower transketolase activity, less NADPH and nucleotides are available. Erythrocytes can be used to assess both thiamin and riboflavin deficiency. A stimulation of greater than 16% has been taken as a thiamin deficiency. Onset can be any time after birth. Scheme 5. Isotopically labeled ketoses and the beetle pheromone (±)-exo- brevicomin have been prepared using transketolase-catalyzed reactions (Scheme 73).442 Industrial scale production of the E. coli enzyme has been investigated as well.425,443,444, N.W. A more sensitive test, however, is the measurement of thiamin-phosphorylated esters in plasma; the level of phosphate esters declines in plasma before any change occurs in erythrocyte transketolase values. Slowed nerve conduction indicates that damage to the axons leading to the lower limbs (motor polyradiculopathy) is probably responsible for progressive paralysis of her legs. To investigate the consequences of decreased TK expression for … TK has been used for some time as a catalyst in enzymatic and chemoenzymatic synthesis and several reviews have recorded this progress.2,31,35–37 Notably, using β-HPA as a ketol donor, a large range of aliphatic aldehyde acceptors, including nonphosphorylated, α-hydroxylated, and non-α-hydroxylated compounds, have been used with E. coli, yeast, and spinach TK (Scheme 3). E rythrocyte transketolase activity (ETKA) was determined in ten uremics undergoing long-term hemodialysis and in four patients treated with Giordano-Giovanetti diet therapy. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Transketolase (TK) catalyzes reactions in the Calvin cycle and the oxidative pentose phosphate pathway (OPPP) and produces erythrose-4-phosphate, which is a precursor for the shikimate pathway leading to phenylpropanoid metabolism. ADP, adenosine diphosphate. Usually, whole blood concentrations of 66.5–200 nmol l−1 are encountered. Thiamine status was not associated with any other clinical variables. Men cannot compensate for a defective variant in this gene because they have only one copy. Involuntary rapid eye movements against the path of the index finger (nystagmus) indicate abnormal oculomotor (eye muscle) control. For illustrative purposes, we shall focus here on transketolase (TKT; EC 220.127.116.11), which needs thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP, also called thiamine diphosphate; Figure 4.31) as a cofactor. Hearing loss is a less frequent sign. A thiamin loading test, which measures the urinary excretion of thiamin following an oral dose of thiamin, has also been used. There are only a handful of thiamine-dependent enzymes, but we just can’t do without them. Transketolase works together with transaldolase to convert the pentose phosphate pathway products xylulose-5-phosphate and ribose-5-phosphate into fructose-6-phosphate and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate for continued oxidative metabolism (Figure 4.32). Authors J E Rossouw, D Labadarios, N Krasner, M Davis, R Williams. The pentose phosphate shunt serves two major roles: to generate pentose sugars for nucleic acid and amino acid biosynthesis and to recover carbon that enters the pentose phosphate shunt via the oxidative route. Most normal blood samples have values between 75 and 92 U/l. The term megaphenic indicates that a locus has an outsized effect on a trait. There are only a handful of thiamine-dependent enzymes, but we just can’t do without them. FIGURE 4.31. Among the variants in these genes, TKT2 Gln590His (rs11735477) is very common in ethnically diverse populations. The knee arthroplasty model affords the ideal study design, as surgery generates an inflammatory response. Those with a history of alcohol abuse requiring IV glucose should be treated prophylactically (thiamine is critical for the metabolism of carbohydrate and levels can be exhausted by a sudden load). Transketolase is a thiamine-dependent enzyme and the catalytic mechanism invokes a series of proton transfer steps (Scheme 72). Transketolase Activityin Uremia Edmund T. Lonergan,MD;MartinSemar,MS;and KurtLange,MD,NewYork Erythrocyte transketolase activity (ETKA) was de- termined in ten uremics undergoing long-term hemo- dialysis and in four patients treated with Giordano\x=req-\ Giovanetti diet therapy. TABLE II-1. Traditionally the erythrocyte transketolase saturation test, which is a measure of the stimulation of the transketolase reaction, has been used to assess thiamin status. TK (EC 18.104.22.168) has proven to be an attractive enzyme for the synthesis of a range of α,α′-dihydroxy ketones that are of interest themselves or are synthetically useful intermediates to a range of other molecules including ketosugars and 2-amino-1,3-diols. Depending on the severity and duration of thiamine deficiency, the condition may present with one or more of the classical triad: impairments in body coordination, eye movement, and mental function. Each test is performed twice with the eyes open and twice with the eyes closed. A stimulation of greater than 16% has been taken as a thiamin deficiency. Solomons, in Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition (Second Edition), 2003. erythrocyte transketolase activity coefficient; erythrocyte glutathione reductase activity coefficient; erythrocyte transaminase activity coefficient; granulocyte reduction of nitroblue tetrazolium; monocyte monokine (interleukin-1; tumor necrosis factor) production; thymulin activity reconstitution by zinc in vitro; This group of functional tests requires some form of biological sample, either blood to separate the various cellular elements or a skin biopsy. Lifelong use of a moderately dosed thiamine supplement (for instance, 5–10 mg/day) seems to be a reasonable precaution. These studies show that a conserved histidine at position 110 plays markedly different roles in catalysis in human and yeast enzymes. Larry R. Engelking, in Textbook of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry (Third Edition), 2015. In both cases, the cause of the syndrome was variants in the SLC19A3 gene . Enzymatic testing confirmed significantly reduced transketolase activity. A 27-year-old pregnant (week 12) woman in Italy is admitted to the obstetrics department after 2 weeks of persistent nausea, vomiting, and loss of 5 kg body weight . Transketolase (TKT) is a key enzyme in the non-oxidative phase of PPP . However, this test lacks sensitivity compared to measuring metabolites in plasma. Additionally, the pig liver enzyme was stable at temperatures up to 40 °C. JOHN ESBEN KIRK, in Enzymes of the Arterial Wall, 1969. Riboflavin is used to produce FMN and FAD, and stored forms of this vitamin tend to decompose in the presence of light. Obesity has recently become a prevalent health threat worldwide. This is suggestive because the thalamus is most notably affected in Wernicke syndrome. A slight decline of transketolase activity can reduce the plant growth rate and suppress the metabolites of aromatic amino acids and phenylalanine. These arterial values are about 6 times lower than the activity exhibited by human red blood cells (Bruns et al., 1958). FAD and FMN production is enhanced by thyroid hormones. transketolase (EC 22.214.171.124.) Individuals born with defective SLC19A2 have a syndrome called thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia (TRMA; OMIM 249270). FIGURE 4.31. People with chronic alcohol abuse often have marginal thiamine intakes due to severe nutritional neglect. Larry R. Engelking, in Textbook of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry (Third Edition), 2015. Thiamin pyrophosphate is a cofactor for a number of enzymes such as transketolase, pyruvate dehydrogenase and α-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase. Additionally, while mutant enzyme Km for d-xylulose-5-phosphate is similar to that of wild-type, the Km for d-ribose-5-phosphate is twofold lower than wild-type transketolase. Transketolase activity is decreased (enzyme in hexose monophosphate shunt). Additionally, while mutant enzyme Km for d-xylulose-5-phosphate is similar to that of wild-type, the Km for d-ribose-5-phosphate is twofold lower than wild-type transketolase. The test subject is asked to keep their arms folded across the chest. Loss-of-function variants of the transketolases also have been suggested . In this report we describe the effect of chronic alcohol ad-ministration and thiamin deficiency on the transketolase activity … Red blood cell transketolase activity and the effect of thiamine supplementation in patients with chronic liver disease Scand J Gastroenterol. In the yeast enzyme, an analogous Ile191 residue is postulated to play a role in the hydrophobic binding of thiamine. 1978;13(2):133-8. doi: 10.3109/00365527809181738. The transketolase activity and thiamine contents, however, were only slightly increased, probably due to the fact that the apo‐enzyme content and the thiamine‐binding capacity were lower in the blood of the alcoholics. 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