Summary: Common central domain of tyrosinase
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Tyrosinase Edit Wikipedia article
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In molecular biology, Tyrosinase refers to an oxidase, which is the rate limiting enzyme for controlling the production of melanin. It is mainly involved in two distinct reactions of melanin synthesis; firstly, the hydroxylation of a monophenol and secondly, the conversion of an o-diphenol to the corresponding o-quinone. o-Quinone undergoes several reactions to eventually form melanin. Tyrosinase is a copper-containing enzyme present in plant and animal tissues that catalyzes the production of melanin and other pigments from tyrosine by oxidation, as in the blackening of a peeled or sliced potato exposed to air. It is found inside melanosomes. In humans, the tyrosinase enzyme is encoded by the TYR gene.
 Clinical significance
Tyrosinase activity is very important. If uncontrolled during melanoma, it results in increased melanin synthesis.
Several polyphenols including flavonoids or stilbenoid, substrate analogues, free radical scavengers and copper chelators have been known to inhibit tyrosinase. Henceforth, the medical and cosmetic industries, are focusing a lot of research on tyrosinase inhibitors to treat skin disorders.
 Catalyzed reaction
Tyrosinase carries out the oxidation of phenols such as tyrosine and dopamine using dioxygen (O2). In the presence of catechol, benzoquinone is formed (see reaction below). Hydrogens removed from catechol combine with oxygen to form water.
The substrate specificity becomes dramatically restricted in mammalian tyrosinase which utilizes only L-form of tyrosine or DOPA as substrates, and has restricted requirement for L-DOPA as cofactor.
structure of a functional unit from octopus hemocyanin
|Common central domain of tyrosinase|
Tyrosinases have been isolated and studied from a wide variety of plant, animal and fungal species. Tyrosinases from different species are diverse in terms of their structural properties, tissue distribution and cellular location. It has been suggested that there is no common tyrosinase protein structure occurring across all species. The enzymes found in plant, animal and fungal tissue frequently differ with respect to their primary structure, size, glycosylation pattern and activation characteristics. However, all tyrosinases have in common a binuclear type 3 copper centre within their active site. Here two copper atoms are each coordinated with three histidine residues.
 Transmembrane protein and sorting
Human tyrosinase is a single membrane spanning transmembrane protein. In humans, tyrosinase is sorted into melanosomes and the catalytically active domain of the protein resides within melanosomes. Only a small enzymatically non-essential part of the protein extends into the cytoplasm of the melanocyte.
 Active site
The two copper atoms within the active site of tyrosinase enzymes interact with dioxygen to form a highly reactive chemical intermediate that then oxidizes the substrate. The activity of tyrosinase is similar to catechol oxidase, a related class of copper oxidase. Tyrosinases and catechol oxidases are collectively termed polyphenol oxidases.
 Gene regulation
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- Barton DE, Kwon BS, Francke U (July 1988). "Human tyrosinase gene, mapped to chromosome 11 (q14----q21), defines second region of homology with mouse chromosome 7". Genomics 3 (1): 17–24. doi:10.1016/0888-7543(88)90153-X. PMID 3146546.
- Witkop CJ (October 1979). "Albinism: hematologic-storage disease, susceptibility to skin cancer, and optic neuronal defects shared in all types of oculocutaneous and ocular albinism". Ala J Med Sci 16 (4): 327–30. PMID 546241.
- Chang, Te-Sheng (2009). "An Updated Review of Tyrosinase Inhibitors". International Journal of Molecular Sciences 10 (6): 2440–75. doi:10.3390/ijms10062440. PMC 2705500. PMID 19582213.
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- PDB 1WX3; Matoba Y, Kumagi, T. et al. (2006). "Crystallographic evidence that the dinuclear copper center of tyrosinase is flexible during catalysis". J. Biol. Chem. 281 (13): 8981–8990. doi:10.1074/jbc.M509785200. PMID 16436386.
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- GeneReviews/NCBI/NIH/UW entry on Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 1
- Tyrosinase at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
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This family also contains polyphenol oxidases and some hemocyanins. Binds two copper ions via two sets of three histidines. This family is related to PF00372.
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InterPro entry IPR002227Tyrosinase (EC) [PUBMED:3130643] is a copper monooxygenases that catalyzes the hydroxylation of monophenols and the oxidation of o-diphenols to o-quinols. This enzyme, found in prokaryotes as well as in eukaryotes, is involved in the formation of pigments such as melanins and other polyphenolic compounds. Tyrosinase binds two copper ions (CuA and CuB). Each of the two copper ions has been shown [PUBMED:1901488] to be bound by three conserved histidines residues. The regions around these copper-binding ligands are well conserved and also shared by some hemocyanins, which are copper-containing oxygen carriers from the hemolymph of many molluscs and arthropods [PUBMED:2664531, PUBMED:1898774]. At least two proteins related to tyrosinase are known to exist in mammals, and include TRP-1 (TYRP1) [PUBMED:7813420], which is responsible for the conversion of 5,6-dihydro-xyindole-2-carboxylic acid (DHICA) to indole-5,6-quinone-2-carboxylic acid; and TRP-2 (TYRP2) [PUBMED:1537334], which is the melanogenic enzyme DOPAchrome tautomerase (EC) that catalyzes the conversion of DOPAchrome to DHICA. TRP-2 differs from tyrosinases and TRP-1 in that it binds two zinc ions instead of copper [PUBMED:7980602]. Other proteins that belong to this family are plant polyphenol oxidases (PPO) (EC), which catalyze the oxidation of mono- and o-diphenols to o-diquinones [PUBMED:1391768]; and Caenorhabditis elegans hypothetical protein C02C2.1.
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