1B73

GLUTAMATE RACEMASE FROM AQUIFEX PYROPHILUS


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.284 
  • R-Value Work: 0.229 

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Literature

Structure and mechanism of glutamate racemase from Aquifex pyrophilus.

Hwang, K.Y.Cho, C.S.Kim, S.S.Sung, H.C.Yu, Y.G.Cho, Y.

(1999) Nat Struct Biol 6: 422-426

  • DOI: 10.1038/8223
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1B74, 1B73

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Glutamate racemase (MurI) is responsible for the synthesis of D-glutamate, an essential building block of the peptidoglycan layer in bacterial cell walls. The crystal structure of glutamate racemase from Aquifex pyrophilus, determined at 2.3 A resolution, reveals that the enzyme forms a dimer and each monomer consists of two alpha/beta fold domains, a unique structure that has not been observed in other racemases or members of an enolase superfamily ...

    Glutamate racemase (MurI) is responsible for the synthesis of D-glutamate, an essential building block of the peptidoglycan layer in bacterial cell walls. The crystal structure of glutamate racemase from Aquifex pyrophilus, determined at 2.3 A resolution, reveals that the enzyme forms a dimer and each monomer consists of two alpha/beta fold domains, a unique structure that has not been observed in other racemases or members of an enolase superfamily. A substrate analog, D-glutamine, binds to the deep pocket formed by conserved residues from two monomers. The structural and mutational analyses allow us to propose a mechanism of metal cofactor-independent glutamate racemase in which two cysteine residues are involved in catalysis.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Biology Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, South Korea.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
GLUTAMATE RACEMASEA254Aquifex pyrophilusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: murI
EC: 5.1.1.3
UniProt
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Go to UniProtKB:  P56868
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.284 
  • R-Value Work: 0.229 
  • Space Group: P 65 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 72.17α = 90
b = 72.17β = 90
c = 184.99γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORrefinement

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 1999-01-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-26
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Derived calculations, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2011-11-16
    Changes: Atomic model