1RI5

Structure and mechanism of mRNA cap (guanine N-7) methyltransferase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.263 
  • R-Value Work: 0.230 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.230 

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Literature

Structure and mechanism of mRNA cap (Guanine-n7) methyltransferase

Fabrega, C.Hausmann, S.Shen, V.Shuman, S.Lima, C.D.

(2004) Mol Cell 13: 77-89

  • DOI: 10.1016/s1097-2765(03)00522-7
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1RI5, 1RI4, 1RI3, 1RI2, 1RI1

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • A suite of crystal structures is reported for a cellular mRNA cap (guanine-N7) methyltransferase in complex with AdoMet, AdoHcy, and the cap guanylate. Superposition of ligand complexes suggests an in-line mechanism of methyl transfer, albeit without direct contacts between the enzyme and either the N7 atom of guanine (the attacking nucleophile), the methyl carbon of AdoMet, or the sulfur of AdoMet/AdoHcy (the leaving group) ...

    A suite of crystal structures is reported for a cellular mRNA cap (guanine-N7) methyltransferase in complex with AdoMet, AdoHcy, and the cap guanylate. Superposition of ligand complexes suggests an in-line mechanism of methyl transfer, albeit without direct contacts between the enzyme and either the N7 atom of guanine (the attacking nucleophile), the methyl carbon of AdoMet, or the sulfur of AdoMet/AdoHcy (the leaving group). The structures indicate that catalysis of cap N7 methylation is accomplished by optimizing proximity and orientation of the substrates, assisted by a favorable electrostatic environment. The enzyme-ligand structures, together with new mutational data, fully account for the biochemical specificity of the cap guanine-N7 methylation reaction, an essential and defining step of eukaryotic mRNA synthesis.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Biochemistry Department, Structural Biology Program, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
mRNA CAPPING ENZYMEA298Encephalitozoon cuniculiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ECU10_0380
EC: 2.1.1.56
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q8SR66
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.263 
  • R-Value Work: 0.230 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.230 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 63.773α = 90
b = 63.773β = 90
c = 112.778γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SHARPphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2004-02-03
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2021-02-03
    Changes: Structure summary