1NWG

BETA-1,4-GALACTOSYLTRANSFERASE COMPLEX WITH ALPHA-LACTALBUMIN AND N-BUTANOYL-GLUCOAMINE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.32 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.277 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 

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Literature

ALPHA-LACTALBUMIN (LA) STIMULATES MILK BETA-1,4-GALACTOSYLTRANSFERASE I (BETA 4GAL-T1) TO TRANSFER GLUCOSE FROM UDP-GLUCOSE TO N-ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE. CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF BETA 4GAL-T1 X LA COMPLEX WITH UDP-GLC.

Ramakrishnan, B.Shah, P.S.Qasba, P.K.

(2001) J.Biol.Chem. 276: 37665-37671

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M102458200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • beta-1,4-Galactosyltransferase 1 (Gal-T1) transfers galactose (Gal) from UDP-Gal to N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), which constitutes its normal galactosyltransferase (Gal-T) activity. In the presence of alpha-lactalbumin (LA), it transfers Gal to Glc, ...

    beta-1,4-Galactosyltransferase 1 (Gal-T1) transfers galactose (Gal) from UDP-Gal to N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), which constitutes its normal galactosyltransferase (Gal-T) activity. In the presence of alpha-lactalbumin (LA), it transfers Gal to Glc, which is its lactose synthase (LS) activity. It also transfers glucose (Glc) from UDP-Glc to GlcNAc, constituting the glucosyltransferase (Glc-T) activity, albeit at an efficiency of only 0.3-0.4% of Gal-T activity. In the present study, we show that LA increases this activity almost 30-fold. It also enhances the Glc-T activity toward various N-acyl substituted glucosamine acceptors. Steady state kinetic studies of Glc-T reaction show that the K(m) for the donor and acceptor substrates are high in the absence of LA. In the presence of LA, the K(m) for the acceptor substrate is reduced 30-fold, whereas for UDP-Glc it is reduced only 5-fold. In order to understand this property, we have determined the crystal structures of the Gal-T1.LA complex with UDP-Glc x Mn(2+) and with N-butanoyl-glucosamine (N-butanoyl-GlcN), a preferred sugar acceptor in the Glc-T activity. The crystal structures reveal that although the binding of UDP-Glc is quite similar to UDP-Gal, there are few significant differences observed in the hydrogen bonding interactions between UDP-Glc and Gal-T1. Based on the present kinetic and crystal structural studies, a possible explanation for the role of LA in the Glc-T activity has been proposed.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Glycobiology Section, Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biology, Center for Cancer Research, NCI-Frederick, National Institutes of Health, Frederick, Maryland 21702, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Alpha-lactalbumin
A, C
123Mus musculusGene Names: Lalba
Find proteins for P29752 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P29752
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase
B, D
286Bos taurusGene Names: B4GALT1 (GALT, GGTB2)
EC: 2.4.1.-
Find proteins for P08037 (Bos taurus)
Go to Gene View: B4GALT1
Go to UniProtKB:  P08037
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CA
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A, C
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
BGN
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B, D
N-BUTANOYL-2-AMINO-2-DEOXY-GLUCOPYRANOSIDE
N-BUTANOYL-GLUCOSAMINE
C10 H19 N O6
RPJMPMDUKSRLLF-QXOHVQIXSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.32 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.277 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 57.204α = 90.00
b = 97.111β = 101.14
c = 99.702γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-02-18
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance