1NCE

Crystal structure of a ternary complex of E. coli thymidylate synthase D169C with dUMP and the antifolate CB3717


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.246 
  • R-Value Work: 0.187 

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Literature

The only active mutant of thymidylate synthase D169, a residue far from the site of methyl transfer, demonstrates the exquisite nature of enzyme specificity.

Birdsall, D.L.Finer-Moore, J.Stroud, R.M.

(2003) Protein Eng. 16: 229-240


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Cysteine is the only variant of D169, a cofactor-binding residue in thymidylate synthase, that shows in vivo activity. The 2.4 A crystal structure of Escherichia coli thymidylate synthase D169C in a complex with dUMP and the antifolate CB3717 shows i ...

    Cysteine is the only variant of D169, a cofactor-binding residue in thymidylate synthase, that shows in vivo activity. The 2.4 A crystal structure of Escherichia coli thymidylate synthase D169C in a complex with dUMP and the antifolate CB3717 shows it to be an asymmetric dimer, with only one active site covalently bonded to dUMP. At the active site with covalently bound substrate, C169 S gamma adopts the roles of both carboxyl oxygens of D169, making a 3.6 A S...H[bond]N hydrogen bond to 3-NH of CB3717 and a 3.4 A water-mediated hydrogen bond to H212. Analogous hydrogen bonds formed during the enzyme reaction are important for cofactor binding and are postulated to contribute to catalysis. The C169 side chain is likely to be ionized, making it a better hydrogen bond acceptor than a neutral sulfhydryl group. At the second active site, C169 S gamma makes a shorter (3 A) hydrogen bond to the 3-NH of CB3717, CB3717 is approximately 1.5 A out of its binding site and there is no covalent bond between dUMP and the catalytic cysteine. Changes to partitioning among productive and non-productive conformations of reaction intermediates may contribute as much, if not more, to the diminished activity of this mutant than reduced stabilization of transition states.


    Related Citations: 
    • D221 in thymidylate synthase controls conformation change, and thereby opening of the imidazolidine
      Sage, C.R.,Michelitsch, M.D.,Stout, T.J.,Biermann, D.,Nissen, R.,Finer-Moore, J,Stroud, R.M.
      (1998) Biochemistry 37: 13893
    • Structure, multiple site binding, and segmental accommodation in thymidylate synthase on binding dUMP and an anti-folate
      Montfort, W.R.,Perry, K.M.,Fauman, E.B.,Finer-Moore, J.S.,Maley, G.F.,Hardy, L.,Maley, F.,Stroud, R.M.
      (1990) Biochemistry 29: 6964


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 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 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CB3
Query on CB3

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A, B
10-PROPARGYL-5,8-DIDEAZAFOLIC ACID
C24 H23 N5 O6
LTKHPMDRMUCUEB-IBGZPJMESA-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
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: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.246 
  • R-Value Work: 0.187 
  • Space Group: P 63
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 127.100α = 90.00
b = 127.100β = 90.00
c = 68.100γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
CNSphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-12-25
    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