RimL- Ribosomal L7/L12 alpha-N-protein acetyltransferase crystal form 2 (apo)

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.270 
  • R-Value Work: 0.222 

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A novel dimeric structure of the RimL Nalpha-acetyltransferase from Salmonella typhimurium.

Vetting, M.W.de Carvalho, L.P.Roderick, S.L.Blanchard, J.S.

(2005) J Biol Chem 280: 22108-22114

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M502401200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1S7F, 1S7K, 1S7L, 1S7N

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    RimL is responsible for converting the prokaryotic ribosomal protein from L12 to L7 by acetylation of its N-terminal amino group. We demonstrate that purified RimL is capable of posttranslationally acetylating L12, exhibiting a V(max) of 21 min(-1). We have also determined the apostructure of RimL from Salmonella typhimurium and its complex with coenzyme A, revealing a homodimeric oligomer with structural similarity to other Gcn5-related N-acetyltransferase superfamily members. A large central trough located at the dimer interface provides sufficient room to bind both L12 N-terminal helices. Structural and biochemical analysis indicates that RimL proceeds by single-step transfer rather than a covalent-enzyme intermediate. This is the first structure of a Gcn5-related N-acetyltransferase family member with demonstrated activity toward a protein N(alpha)-amino group and is a first step toward understanding the molecular basis for N(alpha)acetylation and its function in cellular regulation.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461-1602, USA.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
acetyl transferase182Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium str. LT2Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RimL
EC: 2.3.1
Find proteins for Q8ZPC0 (Salmonella typhimurium (strain LT2 / SGSC1412 / ATCC 700720))
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UniProt GroupQ8ZPC0
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.270 
  • R-Value Work: 0.222 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 54.26α = 90
b = 68.87β = 90
c = 44.54γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2005-03-15
    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
  • Version 1.3: 2023-08-23
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Refinement description