1Q52

Crystal Structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis MenB, a Key Enzyme in Vitamin K2 Biosynthesis


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.219 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.197 

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Literature

Crystal structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis MenB, a key enzyme in vitamin K2 biosynthesis.

Truglio, J.J.Theis, K.Feng, Y.Gajda, R.Machutta, C.Tonge, P.J.Kisker, C.

(2003) J Biol Chem 278: 42352-42360

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M307399200
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacterial enzymes of the menaquinone (Vitamin K2) pathway are potential drug targets because they lack human homologs. MenB, 1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoyl-CoA synthase, the fourth enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway leading from chorismate to menaquinone, ...

    Bacterial enzymes of the menaquinone (Vitamin K2) pathway are potential drug targets because they lack human homologs. MenB, 1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoyl-CoA synthase, the fourth enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway leading from chorismate to menaquinone, catalyzes the conversion of O-succinylbenzoyl-CoA (OSB-CoA) to 1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoyl-CoA (DHNA-CoA). Based on our interest in developing novel tuberculosis chemotherapeutics, we have solved the structures of MenB from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its complex with acetoacetyl-coenzyme A at 1.8 and 2.3 A resolution, respectively. Like other members of the crotonase superfamily, MenB folds as an (alpha3)2 hexamer, but its fold is distinct in that the C terminus crosses the trimer-trimer interface, forming a flexible part of the active site within the opposing trimer. The highly conserved active site of MenB contains a deep pocket lined by Asp-192, Tyr-287, and hydrophobic residues. Mutagenesis shows that Asp-192 and Tyr-287 are essential for enzymatic catalysis. We postulate a catalytic mechanism in which MenB enables proton transfer within the substrate to yield an oxyanion as the initial step in catalysis. Knowledge of the active site geometry and characterization of the catalytic mechanism of MenB will aid in identifying new inhibitors for this potential drug target.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Center for Structural Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY 11794-5115, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
menB
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L
314Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37RvMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: menBRv0548c
EC: 4.1.3.36
Find proteins for P9WNP5 (Mycobacterium tuberculosis (strain ATCC 25618 / H37Rv))
Go to UniProtKB:  P9WNP5
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.219 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.197 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 90.375α = 90
b = 139.432β = 97.29
c = 142.027γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
BEASTphasing
COMOphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-01-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance