1EZI

Structure of a sialic acid activating synthetase, CMP acylneuraminate synthetase in the presence and absence of CDP


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.256 
  • R-Value Work: 0.212 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.212 

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Literature

Structure of a sialic acid-activating synthetase, CMP-acylneuraminate synthetase in the presence and absence of CDP.

Mosimann, S.C.Gilbert, M.Dombroswki, D.To, R.Wakarchuk, W.Strynadka, N.C.

(2001) J Biol Chem 276: 8190-8196

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M007235200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1EYR, 1EZI

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The x-ray crystallographic structure of selenomethionyl cytosine-5'-monophosphate-acylneuraminate synthetase (CMP-NeuAc synthetase) from Neisseria meningitidis has been determined at 2.0-A resolution using multiple-wavelength anomalous dispersion pha ...

    The x-ray crystallographic structure of selenomethionyl cytosine-5'-monophosphate-acylneuraminate synthetase (CMP-NeuAc synthetase) from Neisseria meningitidis has been determined at 2.0-A resolution using multiple-wavelength anomalous dispersion phasing, and a second structure, in the presence of the substrate analogue CDP, has been determined at 2.2-A resolution by molecular replacement. This work identifies the active site residues for this class of enzyme for the first time. The detailed interactions between the enzyme and CDP within the mononucleotide-binding pocket are directly observed, and the acylneuraminate-binding pocket has also been identified. A model of acylneuraminate bound to CMP-NeuAc synthetase has been constructed and provides a structural basis for understanding the mechanism of production of "activated" sialic acids. Sialic acids are key saccharide components on the surface of mammalian cells and can be virulence factors in a variety of bacterial species (e.g. Neisseria, Haemophilus, group B streptococci, etc.). As such, the identification of the bacterial CMP-NeuAc synthetase active site can serve as a starting point for rational drug design strategies.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, 2146 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver V6T 1Z3, Canada.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
CMP-N-ACETYLNEURAMINIC ACID SYNTHETASEAB228Neisseria meningitidisMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: neuAsiaBsynB
EC: 2.7.7.43
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A,BL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.256 
  • R-Value Work: 0.212 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.212 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 42.98α = 90
b = 59.52β = 90
c = 157.56γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SOLVEphasing
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2001-02-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2018-01-31
    Changes: Experimental preparation