1OBH

LEUCYL-TRNA SYNTHETASE FROM THERMUS THERMOPHILUS COMPLEXED WITH A PRE-TRANSFER EDITING SUBSTRATE ANALOGUE IN BOTH SYNTHETIC ACTIVE SITE AND EDITING SITE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.213 

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Literature

Structural and Mechanistic Basis of Pre- and Posttransfer Editing by Leucyl-tRNA Synthetase

Lincecum, T.Tukalo, M.Yaremchuk, A.Mursinna, R.Williams, A.Sproat, B.Van Den Eynde, W.Link, A.Van Calenbergh, S.Grotli, M.Martinis, S.Cusack, S.

(2003) Mol Cell 11: 951

  • DOI: 10.1016/s1097-2765(03)00098-4
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1OBC, 1OBH

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases link tRNAs with their cognate amino acid. In some cases, their fidelity relies on hydrolytic editing that destroys incorrectly activated amino acids or mischarged tRNAs. We present structures of leucyl-tRNA synthetase compl ...

    The aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases link tRNAs with their cognate amino acid. In some cases, their fidelity relies on hydrolytic editing that destroys incorrectly activated amino acids or mischarged tRNAs. We present structures of leucyl-tRNA synthetase complexed with analogs of the distinct pre- and posttransfer editing substrates. The editing active site binds the two different substrates using a single amino acid discriminatory pocket while preserving the same mode of adenine recognition. This suggests a similar mechanism of hydrolysis for both editing substrates that depends on a key, completely conserved aspartic acid, which interacts with the alpha-amino group of the noncognate amino acid and positions both substrates for hydrolysis. Our results demonstrate the economy by which a single active site accommodates two distinct substrates in a proofreading process critical to the fidelity of protein synthesis.


    Related Citations: 
    • The 2A Structure of Leucyl-tRNA Synthetase and its Complex with a Leucyl-Adenylate Analogue
      Cusack, S., Yaremchuk, A., Tukalo, M.
      (2000) EMBO J 19: 2351
    • Crystallization and Preliminary Crystallographic Analysis of Thermus Thermophilus Leucyl-tRNA Synthetase and its Complexes with Leucine and a Non-Hydrolysable Leucyl-Adenylate Analogue
      Yaremchuk, A., Cusack, S., Gudzera, O., Grotli, M., Tukalo, M.
      (2000) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 56: 667

    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Texas 77204, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
LEUCYL-TRNA SYNTHETASE A878Thermus thermophilus HB27Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: leuSTT_C1825
EC: 6.1.1.4
Find proteins for Q72GM3 (Thermus thermophilus (strain HB27 / ATCC BAA-163 / DSM 7039))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q72GM3
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.213 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 103.515α = 90
b = 152.884β = 90
c = 172.605γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-05-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance