1KZI

Crystal Structure of EcTS/dUMP/THF Complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.221 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 

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Literature

Tryptophan 80 and leucine 143 are critical for the hydride transfer step of thymidylate synthase by controlling active site access.

Fritz, T.A.Liu, L.Finer-Moore, J.S.Stroud, R.M.

(2002) Biochemistry 41: 7021-7029

  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1KZJ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Mutant forms of thymidylate synthase (TS) with substitutions at the conserved active site residue, Trp 80, are deficient in the hydride transfer step of the TS reaction. These mutants produce a beta-mercaptoethanol (beta-ME) adduct of the 2'-deoxyuri ...

    Mutant forms of thymidylate synthase (TS) with substitutions at the conserved active site residue, Trp 80, are deficient in the hydride transfer step of the TS reaction. These mutants produce a beta-mercaptoethanol (beta-ME) adduct of the 2'-deoxyuridine-5'-monophosphate (dUMP) exocyclic methylene intermediate. Trp 80 has been proposed to assist hydride transfer by stabilizing a 5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolate (THF) radical cation intermediate [Barrett, J. E., Lucero, C. M., and Schultz, P. G. (1999) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 121, 7965-7966.] formed after THF changes its binding from the cofactor pocket to a putative alternate site. To understand the molecular basis of hydride transfer deficiency in a mutant in which Trp 80 was changed to Gly, we determined the X-ray structures of this mutant Escherichia coli TS complexed with dUMP and the folate analogue 10-propargyl-5,8-dideazafolate (CB3717) and of the wild-type enzyme complexed with dUMP and THF. The mutant enzyme has a cavity in the active site continuous with bulk solvent. This cavity, sealed from bulk solvent in wild-type TS by Leu 143, would allow nucleophilic attack of beta-ME on the dUMP C5 exocyclic methylene. The structure of the wild-type enzyme/dUMP/THF complex shows that THF is bound in the cofactor binding pocket and is well positioned to transfer hydride to the dUMP exocyclic methylene. Together, these results suggest that THF does not reorient during hydride transfer and indicate that the role of Trp 80 may be to orient Leu 143 to shield the active site from bulk solvent and to optimally position the cofactor for hydride transfer.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Macromolecular Structure Group, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, The University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143-0448, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Thymidylate synthase
A, B
264Escherichia coli (strain K12)Gene Names: thyA
EC: 2.1.1.45
Find proteins for P0A884 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0A884
Small Molecules
Ligands 6 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
DTU
Query on DTU

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A
(2R,3S)-1,4-DIMERCAPTOBUTANE-2,3-DIOL
C4 H10 O2 S2
VHJLVAABSRFDPM-ZXZARUISSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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A
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
DTT
Query on DTT

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B
2,3-DIHYDROXY-1,4-DITHIOBUTANE
1,4-DITHIOTHREITOL
C4 H10 O2 S2
VHJLVAABSRFDPM-IMJSIDKUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
UMP
Query on UMP

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A, B
2'-DEOXYURIDINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE
DUMP
C9 H13 N2 O8 P
JSRLJPSBLDHEIO-SHYZEUOFSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CO3
Query on CO3

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A
CARBONATE ION
C O3
BVKZGUZCCUSVTD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
THG
Query on THG

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A, B
(6S)-5,6,7,8-TETRAHYDROFOLATE
C19 H23 N7 O6
MSTNYGQPCMXVAQ-RYUDHWBXSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
CXM
Query on CXM
A, B
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC6 H11 N O4 SMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.221 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 
  • Space Group: P 63
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 125.296α = 90.00
b = 125.296β = 90.00
c = 66.771γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
AMoREphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-07-03
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-28
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance