1MMK

Crystal structure of ternary complex of the catalytic domain of human phenylalanine hydroxylase ((FeII)) complexed with tetrahydrobiopterin and thienylalanine


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.229 
  • R-Value Work: 0.199 

wwPDB Validation 3D Report Full Report


This is version 1.2 of the entry. See complete history

Literature

2.0A resolution crystal structures of the ternary complexes of human phenylalanine hydroxylase catalytic domain with tetrahydrobiopterin and 3-(2-thienyl)-L-alanine or L-norleucine: substrate specificity and molecular motions related to substrate binding

Andersen, O.A.Stokka, A.J.Flatmark, T.Hough, E.

(2003) J.Mol.Biol. 333: 747-757

  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The crystal structures of the catalytic domain of human phenylalanine hydroxylase (hPheOH) in complex with the physiological cofactor 6(R)-L-erythro-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobiopterin (BH(4)) and the substrate analogues 3-(2-thienyl)-L-alanine (THA) or L-no ...

    The crystal structures of the catalytic domain of human phenylalanine hydroxylase (hPheOH) in complex with the physiological cofactor 6(R)-L-erythro-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobiopterin (BH(4)) and the substrate analogues 3-(2-thienyl)-L-alanine (THA) or L-norleucine (NLE) have been determined at 2.0A resolution. The ternary THA complex confirms a previous 2.5A structure, and the ternary NLE complex shows that similar large conformational changes occur on binding of NLE as those observed for THA. Both structures demonstrate that substrate binding triggers structural changes throughout the entire protomer, including the displacement of Tyr138 from a surface position to a buried position at the active site, with a maximum displacement of 20.7A for its hydroxyl group. Two hinge-bending regions, centred at Leu197 and Asn223, act in consort upon substrate binding to create further large structural changes for parts of the C terminus. Thus, THA/L-Phe binding to the active site is likely to represent the epicentre of the global conformational changes observed in the full-length tetrameric enzyme. The carboxyl and amino groups of THA and NLE are positioned identically in the two structures, supporting the conclusion that these groups are of key importance in substrate binding, thus explaining the broad non-physiological substrate specificity observed for artificially activated forms of the enzyme. However, the specific activity with NLE as the substrate was only about 5% of that with THA, which is explained by the different affinities of binding and different catalytic turnover.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Tromsø, N-9037, Tromsø, Norway.




Macromolecules

Find similar proteins by: Sequence  |  Structure

Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Phenylalanine-4-hydroxylase
A
325Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: PAH
EC: 1.14.16.1
Find proteins for P00439 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: PAH
Go to UniProtKB:  P00439
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

Download SDF File 
Download CCD File 
A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
TIH
Query on TIH

Download SDF File 
Download CCD File 
A
BETA(2-THIENYL)ALANINE
C7 H9 N O2 S
WTOFYLAWDLQMBZ-LURJTMIESA-N
 Ligand Interaction
FE2
Query on FE2

Download SDF File 
Download CCD File 
A
FE (II) ION
Fe
CWYNVVGOOAEACU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
H4B
Query on H4B

Download SDF File 
Download CCD File 
A
5,6,7,8-TETRAHYDROBIOPTERIN
C9 H15 N5 O3
FNKQXYHWGSIFBK-RPDRRWSUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.229 
  • R-Value Work: 0.199 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 65.194α = 90.00
b = 107.860β = 90.00
c = 123.437γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
CNSrefinement
CCP4data scaling
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

View Full Validation Report or Ramachandran Plots



Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-09-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-28
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance