1B49

DCMP HYDROXYMETHYLASE FROM T4 (PHOSPHATE-BOUND)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.202 
  • R-Value Work: 0.159 

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Literature

Crystal structure of deoxycytidylate hydroxymethylase from bacteriophage T4, a component of the deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate-synthesizing complex.

Song, H.K.Sohn, S.H.Suh, S.W.

(1999) EMBO J. 18: 1104-1113

  • DOI: 10.1093/emboj/18.5.1104
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1B5D, 1B5E

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacteriophage T4 deoxycytidylate hydroxymethylase (EC 2.1.2.8), a homodimer of 246-residue subunits, catalyzes hydroxymethylation of the cytosine base in deoxycytidylate (dCMP) to produce 5-hydroxymethyl-dCMP. It forms part of a phage DNA protection ...

    Bacteriophage T4 deoxycytidylate hydroxymethylase (EC 2.1.2.8), a homodimer of 246-residue subunits, catalyzes hydroxymethylation of the cytosine base in deoxycytidylate (dCMP) to produce 5-hydroxymethyl-dCMP. It forms part of a phage DNA protection system and appears to function in vivo as a component of a multienzyme complex called deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate (dNTP) synthetase. We have determined its crystal structure in the presence of the substrate dCMP at 1.6 A resolution. The structure reveals a subunit fold and a dimerization pattern in common with thymidylate synthases, despite low (approximately 20%) sequence identity. Among the residues that form the dCMP binding site, those interacting with the sugar and phosphate are arranged in a configuration similar to the deoxyuridylate binding site of thymidylate synthases. However, the residues interacting directly or indirectly with the cytosine base show a more divergent structure and the presumed folate cofactor binding site is more open. Our structure reveals a water molecule properly positioned near C-6 of cytosine to add to the C-7 methylene intermediate during the last step of hydroxymethylation. On the basis of sequence comparison and crystal packing analysis, a hypothetical model for the interaction between T4 deoxycytidylate hydroxymethylase and T4 thymidylate synthase in the dNTP-synthesizing complex has been built.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
PROTEIN (DEOXYCYTIDYLATE HYDROXYMETHYLASE)
A, C
246Enterobacteria phage T4Gene Names: 42
EC: 2.1.2.8
Find proteins for P08773 (Enterobacteria phage T4)
Go to UniProtKB:  P08773
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
PO4
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A, C
PHOSPHATE ION
O4 P
NBIIXXVUZAFLBC-UHFFFAOYSA-K
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.202 
  • R-Value Work: 0.159 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 176.340α = 90.00
b = 53.270β = 115.21
c = 75.200γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORrefinement
MADNESSdata reduction
FSSCALEdata scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1999-01-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2007-10-16
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Derived calculations, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-04
    Type: Refinement description