1OYG

Crystal structure of Bacillus subtilis levansucrase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.175 
  • R-Value Work: 0.165 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.166 

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Literature

Structural framework of fructosyl transfer in Bacillus subtilis levansucrase

Meng, G.Futterer, K.

(2003) Nat Struct Biol 10: 935-941

  • DOI: 10.1038/nsb974
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1PT2, 1OYG

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Many bacteria and about 40,000 plant species form primary carbohydrate reserves based on fructan; these polymers of beta-D-fructofuranose are thought to confer tolerance to drought and frost in plants. Microbial fructan, the beta(2,6)-linked levan, is synthesized directly from sucrose by levansucrase, which is able to catalyze both sucrose hydrolysis and levan polymerization ...

    Many bacteria and about 40,000 plant species form primary carbohydrate reserves based on fructan; these polymers of beta-D-fructofuranose are thought to confer tolerance to drought and frost in plants. Microbial fructan, the beta(2,6)-linked levan, is synthesized directly from sucrose by levansucrase, which is able to catalyze both sucrose hydrolysis and levan polymerization. The crystal structure of Bacillus subtilis levansucrase, determined to a resolution of 1.5 A, shows a rare five-fold beta-propeller topology with a deep, negatively charged central pocket. Arg360, a residue essential for polymerase activity, lies in a solvent-exposed site adjacent to the central pocket. Mutagenesis data and the sucrose-bound structure of inactive levansucrase E342A, at a resolution of 2.1 A, strongly suggest that three conserved acidic side chains in the central pocket are critical for catalysis, and presumably function as nucleophile (Asp86) and general acid (Glu342), or stabilize the transition state (Asp247).


    Organizational Affiliation

    School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
levansucraseA447Bacillus subtilisMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: sacB
EC: 2.4.1.10
UniProt
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.175 
  • R-Value Work: 0.165 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.166 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 51.11α = 90
b = 67.014β = 90
c = 123.681γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
CCP4data scaling
SOLVEphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2003-04-04 
  • Released Date: 2003-10-14 
  • Deposition Author(s): Meng, G., Futterer, K.

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2003-10-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Version format compliance