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STRUCTURAL BASIS FOR THE SUBSTRATE SPECIFICITY OF THE FERULOYL ESTERASE DOMAIN OF THE CELLULOSOMAL XYLANASE Z OF CLOSTRIDIUM THERMOCELLUM


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 

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Literature

Structural basis for the substrate specificity of the feruloyl esterase domain of the cellulosomal xylanase Z from Clostridium thermocellum.

Schubot, F.D.Kataeva, I.A.Blum, D.L.Shah, A.K.Ljungdahl, L.G.Rose, J.P.Wang, B.C.

(2001) Biochemistry 40: 12524-12532

  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1JT2

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Feruloyl esterases function in the cleavage of ferulic acid's bonds to arabinoxylan and pectin where the ferulic acid moieties cross-link the layers of polysaccharide chains within hemicellulose. This work presents the crystal structure of FAE_XynZ, ...

    Feruloyl esterases function in the cleavage of ferulic acid's bonds to arabinoxylan and pectin where the ferulic acid moieties cross-link the layers of polysaccharide chains within hemicellulose. This work presents the crystal structure of FAE_XynZ, the domain of Clostridium thermocellum's cellulosomal xylanase Z that displays feruloyl esterase activity. The structure was obtained via multiple isomorphous replacement with anomalous scattering (MIRAS) using three heavy atom derivatives and refined against X-ray diffraction data of up to 1.75 A resolution. The R-value of the final model was 0.187 (R(free) = 0.21). FAE_XynZ displays an eight-stranded alpha/beta-fold with the characteristic "catalytic triad" at the heart of the active site. To define the substrate specificity determinants of the enzyme, the crystal structures of FAE_XynZ and the inactive FAE_XynZ(S172A) mutant were determined in complexes with the feruloyl-arabinoxylans FAXX and FAX(3), respectively. In the complex crystals, the ferulic acid moieties are clearly recognizable and allowed identification of the hydrophobic binding pocket. The carbohydrate part of both substrates is not visible in either structure. The location of the putative carbohydrate binding-pocket was inferred based on the location and orientation of the adjacent ferulic acid molecule. Five of the six residues lining the pocket were found to be conserved in FAE A from Orpinomyces sp., which further supports the proposed role of these amino acids.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ENDO-1,4-BETA-XYLANASE Z
A
268Clostridium thermocellum (strain ATCC 27405 / DSM 1237 / NBRC 103400 / NCIMB 10682 / NRRL B-4536 / VPI 7372)Gene Names: xynZ
EC: 3.2.1.8
Find proteins for P10478 (Clostridium thermocellum (strain ATCC 27405 / DSM 1237 / NBRC 103400 / NCIMB 10682 / NRRL B-4536 / VPI 7372))
Go to UniProtKB:  P10478
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
PT
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A
PLATINUM (II) ION
Pt
HRGDZIGMBDGFTC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 43.293α = 90.00
b = 63.652β = 90.00
c = 79.777γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement
SOLOMONphasing
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2001-10-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance