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Crystal structure of the N terminal hydrolase domain of 10-formyltetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.305 
  • R-Value Work: 0.242 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.245 

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Literature

The crystal structure of the hydrolase domain of 10-formyltetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase: mechanism of hydrolysis and its interplay with the dehydrogenase domain.

Chumanevich, A.A.Krupenko, S.A.Davies, C.

(2004) J Biol Chem 279: 14355-14364

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M313934200
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • 10-Formyltetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase (FDH) converts 10-formyltetrahydrofolate, a precursor for nucleotide biosynthesis, to tetrahydrofolate. The protein comprises two functional domains: a hydrolase domain that removes a formyl group from 10-formy ...

    10-Formyltetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase (FDH) converts 10-formyltetrahydrofolate, a precursor for nucleotide biosynthesis, to tetrahydrofolate. The protein comprises two functional domains: a hydrolase domain that removes a formyl group from 10-formyltetrahydrofolate and a NADP(+)-dependent dehydrogenase domain that reduces the formyl to carbon dioxide. As a first step toward deciphering the catalytic mechanism of the enzyme, we have determined the crystal structure of the hydrolase domain of FDH from rat, solved to 2.3-A resolution. The structure comprises two domains. As expected, domain 1 shares the same Rossmann fold as the related enzymes, methionyl-tRNA-formyltransferase and glycinamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase, but, unexpectedly, the structural similarity between the amino-terminal domain of 10-formyltetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase and methionyl-tRNA-formyltransferase extends to the C terminus of both proteins. The active site contains a molecule of beta-mercaptoethanol that is positioned between His-106 and Asp-142 and that appears to mimic the formate product. We propose a catalytic mechanism for the hydrolase reaction in which Asp-142 polarizes the catalytic water molecule and His-106 orients the carbonyl group of formyl. The structure also provides clues as to how, in the native enzyme, the hydrolase domain transfers its product to the dehydrogenase domain.


    Related Citations: 
    • Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of recombinant hydrolase domain of 10-formyltetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase
      Chumanevich, A.A., Davies, C., Krupenko, S.A.
      (2002) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 58: 1841

    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
10-formyltetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase
A
310Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: FthfdAldh1l1
EC: 1.5.1.6
Find proteins for P28037 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P28037
Protein Feature View
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
BME
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A
BETA-MERCAPTOETHANOL
C2 H6 O S
DGVVWUTYPXICAM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.305 
  • R-Value Work: 0.242 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.245 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 100α = 90
b = 64.63β = 90
c = 64.59γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
CrystalCleardata reduction
d*TREKdata scaling
PHASESphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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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: Version format compliance