1XIX

Crystal Structure of Weissella viridescens FemX Form II


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.214 
  • R-Value Work: 0.175 

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Literature

Structure-Based Site-Directed Mutagenesis of the UDP-MurNAc-Pentapeptide-Binding Cavity of the FemX Alanyl Transferase from Weissella viridescens

Maillard, A.P.Biarrotte-Sorin, S.Villet, R.Mesnage, S.Bouhss, A.Sougakoff, W.Mayer, C.Arthur, M.

(2005) J.Bacteriol. 187: 3833-3838

  • DOI: 10.1128/JB.187.11.3833-3838.2005
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1XE4, 1XF8

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Weissella viridescens FemX (FemX(Wv)) belongs to the Fem family of nonribosomal peptidyl transferases that use aminoacyl-tRNA as the amino acid donor to synthesize the peptide cross-bridge found in the peptidoglycan of many species of pathogenic gram ...

    Weissella viridescens FemX (FemX(Wv)) belongs to the Fem family of nonribosomal peptidyl transferases that use aminoacyl-tRNA as the amino acid donor to synthesize the peptide cross-bridge found in the peptidoglycan of many species of pathogenic gram-positive bacteria. We have recently solved the crystal structure of FemX(Wv) in complex with the peptidoglycan precursor UDP-MurNAc-pentapeptide and report here the site-directed mutagenesis of nine residues located in the binding cavity for this substrate. Two substitutions, Lys36Met and Arg211Met, depressed FemX(Wv) transferase activity below detectable levels without affecting protein folding. Analogues of UDP-MurNAc-pentapeptide lacking the phosphate groups or the C-terminal D-alanyl residues were not substrates of the enzyme. These results indicate that Lys36 and Arg211 participate in a complex hydrogen bond network that connects the C-terminal D-Ala residues to the phosphate groups of UDP-MurNAc-pentapeptide and constrains the substrate in a conformation that is essential for transferase activity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratoire de Recherche Moléculaire sur les Antibiotiques, INSERM U655, Université Paris 6, Paris, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
FemX
A
335Weissella viridescensGene Names: femX
EC: 2.3.2.10
Find proteins for Q9EY50 (Weissella viridescens)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9EY50
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.214 
  • R-Value Work: 0.175 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 42.267α = 90.00
b = 101.537β = 103.19
c = 46.714γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
AMoREphasing
MOSFLMdata reduction
CCP4data scaling
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2005-05-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance