1JGT

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF BETA-LACTAM SYNTHETASE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.95 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.228 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.194 

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Literature

Structure of beta-lactam synthetase reveals how to synthesize antibiotics instead of asparagine.

Miller, M.T.Bachmann, B.O.Townsend, C.A.Rosenzweig, A.C.

(2001) Nat Struct Biol 8: 684-689

  • DOI: 10.1038/90394
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1JGT

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The enzyme beta-lactam synthetase (beta-LS) catalyzes the formation of the beta-lactam ring in clavulanic acid, a clinically important beta-lactamase inhibitor. Whereas the penicillin beta-lactam ring is generated by isopenicillin N synthase (IPNS) in the presence of ferrous ion and dioxygen, beta-LS uses ATP and Mg2+ as cofactors ...

    The enzyme beta-lactam synthetase (beta-LS) catalyzes the formation of the beta-lactam ring in clavulanic acid, a clinically important beta-lactamase inhibitor. Whereas the penicillin beta-lactam ring is generated by isopenicillin N synthase (IPNS) in the presence of ferrous ion and dioxygen, beta-LS uses ATP and Mg2+ as cofactors. According to sequence alignments, beta-LS is homologous to class B asparagine synthetases (AS-Bs), ATP/Mg2+-dependent enzymes that convert aspartic acid to asparagine. Here we report the first crystal structure of a beta-LS. The 1.95 A resolution structure of Streptomyces clavuligerus beta-LS provides a fully resolved view of the active site in which substrate, closely related ATP analog alpha,beta-methyleneadenosine 5'-triphosphate (AMP-CPP) and a single Mg2+ ion are present. A high degree of substrate preorganization is observed. Comparison to Escherichia coli AS-B reveals the evolutionary changes that have taken place in beta-LS that impede interdomain reaction, which is essential in AS-B, and that accommodate beta-lactam formation. The structural data provide the opportunity to alter the synthetic potential of beta-LS, perhaps leading to the creation of new beta-lactamase inhibitors and beta-lactam antibiotics.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
BETA-LACTAM SYNTHETASEA, B513Streptomyces clavuligerusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: 1901bls
EC: 6.3.3.4
Find proteins for P0DJQ7 (Streptomyces clavuligerus)
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.95 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.228 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.194 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 61.352α = 90
b = 97.873β = 90.78
c = 80.969γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
MAR345data collection
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2001-12-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-04
    Changes: Refinement description