The role of residues predicted to be involved in the binding of iron by the yeast ferroxidase Fet3 has been studied by site-directed mutagenesis. The effect of Fet3 mutations E185A, E185Q, Y354F, D409V and H489D has been investigated in vivo by kinetic analyses of high affinity iron uptake. Our results indicate that Glu-185 is critical for the binding of iron, since substitution of this residue with Ala or Gln strongly affects both growth and the kinetic parameters of high affinity iron uptake, greatly increasing Km. Mutations Y354F and D409V result in less severe alteration of high affinity iron uptake, while mutant H489D is unable to grow under conditions of iron limitation. © 2001 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. on behalf of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies.
Bonaccorsi di Patti, M. C., Paronetto, M. P., Dolci, V., Felice, M. R., Lania, A., & Musci, G. (2001). Mutational analysis of the iron binding site of Saccharomyces cerevisiae ferroxidase Fet3. An in vivo study. FEBS Letters, 508(3), 475–478. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0014-5793(01)03131-3