1VID

CATECHOL O-METHYLTRANSFERASE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 

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Literature

Crystal structure of catechol O-methyltransferase.

Vidgren, J.Svensson, L.A.Liljas, A.

(1994) Nature 368: 354-358

  • DOI: 10.1038/368354a0

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT, EC 2.1.1.6) is important in the central nervous system because it metabolizes catecholamine neurotransmitters such as dopamine. The enzyme catalyses the transfer of the methyl group from S-adenosyl-L-methionine (Ad ...

    Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT, EC 2.1.1.6) is important in the central nervous system because it metabolizes catecholamine neurotransmitters such as dopamine. The enzyme catalyses the transfer of the methyl group from S-adenosyl-L-methionine (AdoMet) to one hydroxyl group of catechols. COMT also inactivates catechol-type compounds such as L-DOPA. With selective inhibitors of COMT in combination with L-DOPA, a new principle has been realized in the therapy of Parkinson's disease. Here we solve the atomic structure of COMT to 2.0 A resolution, which provides new insights into the mechanism of the methyl transfer reaction. The co-enzyme-binding domain is strikingly similar to that of an AdoMet-dependent DNA methylase, indicating that all AdoMet methylases may have a common structure.


    Related Citations: 
    • Crystallization and Preliminary X-Ray Investigation of a Recombinant Form of Rat Catechol O-Methyltransferase
      Vidgren, J.,Tilgmann, C.,Lundstrom, K.,Liljas, A.
      (1991) Proteins 11: 233


    Organizational Affiliation

    Orion Corporation, Espoo, Finland.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
CATECHOL O-METHYLTRANSFERASE
A
221Rattus norvegicusGene Names: Comt
EC: 2.1.1.6
Find proteins for P22734 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P22734
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
DNC
Query on DNC

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A
3,5-DINITROCATECHOL
C6 H4 N2 O6
VDCDWNDTNSWDFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
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A
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SAM
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A
S-ADENOSYLMETHIONINE
C15 H22 N6 O5 S
MEFKEPWMEQBLKI-FCKMPRQPSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
DNCIC50: 12 nM (100) BINDINGDB
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 
  • Space Group: P 32 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 51.300α = 90.00
b = 51.300β = 90.00
c = 168.500γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
X-PLORphasing
DENZOdata reduction
X-PLORmodel building

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1996-07-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance