1UPC

Carboxyethylarginine synthase from Streptomyces clavuligerus


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.45 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.216 
  • R-Value Work: 0.176 

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Literature

Crystal Structure and Mechanistic Implications of N2-(2-Carboxyethyl)Arginine Synthase, the First Enzyme in the Clavulanic Acid Biosynthesis Pathway

Caines, M.E.C.Elkins, J.M.Hewitson, K.S.Schofield, C.J.

(2004) J.Biol.Chem. 279: 5685

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M310803200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The initial step in the biosynthesis of the clinically important beta-lactamase inhibitor clavulanic acid involves condensation of two primary metabolites, D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate and L-arginine, to give N2-(2-carboxyethyl)arginine, a beta-amino ...

    The initial step in the biosynthesis of the clinically important beta-lactamase inhibitor clavulanic acid involves condensation of two primary metabolites, D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate and L-arginine, to give N2-(2-carboxyethyl)arginine, a beta-amino acid. This unusual N-C bond forming reaction is catalyzed by the thiamin diphosphate (ThP2)-dependent enzyme N2-(2-carboxyethyl)arginine synthase. Here we report the crystal structure of N2-(2-carboxyethyl)arginine synthase, complexed with ThP2 and Mg2+, to 2.35-A resolution. The structure was solved in two space groups, P2(1)2(1)2(1) and P2(1)2(1)2. In both, the enzyme is observed in a tetrameric form, composed of a dimer of two more tightly associated dimers, consistent with both mass spectrometric and gel filtration chromatography studies. Both ThP2 and Mg2+ cofactors are present at the active site, with ThP2 in a "V" conformation as in related enzymes. A sulfate anion is observed in the active site of the enzyme in a location proposed as a binding site for the phosphate group of the d-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate substrate. The mechanistic implications of the active site arrangement are discussed, including the potential role of the aminopyrimidine ring of the ThP2. The structure will form a basis for future mechanistic and structural studies, as well as engineering aimed at production of alternative beta-amino acids.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Oxford OX1 3TA, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
CARBOXYETHYLARGININE SYNTHASE
A, B, C, D, E, F
573Streptomyces clavuligerusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ceaS
EC: 2.5.1.66
Find proteins for Q9LCV9 (Streptomyces clavuligerus)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9LCV9
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
TPP
Query on TPP

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A, B, C, D, E, F
THIAMINE DIPHOSPHATE
C12 H19 N4 O7 P2 S
AYEKOFBPNLCAJY-UHFFFAOYSA-O
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
Query on SO4

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A, B, C, D, E, F
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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A, B, C, D, E, F
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.45 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.216 
  • R-Value Work: 0.176 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 123.073α = 90.00
b = 187.196β = 90.00
c = 198.615γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALAdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-11-20
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance