1Y5Y

Structure of the tetrahydromethanopterin dependent formaldehyde-activating enzyme (Fae) from Methylobacterium extorquens AM1


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.204 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.221 

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Literature

How an enzyme binds the C1-carrier tetrahydromethanopterin: Structure of the tetrahydromethanopterin dependent formaldehyde-activating enzyme (Fae) from Methylobacterium extorquens AM1

Acharya, P.Goenrich, M.Hagemeier, C.H.Demmer, U.Vorholt, J.A.Thauer, R.K.Ermler, U.

(2005) J Biol Chem 280: 13712-13719

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M412320200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1Y5Y, 1Y60

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Tetrahydromethanopterin (H4 MPT) is a tetrahydrofolate analogue involved as a C1 carrier in the metabolism of various groups of microorganisms. How H4MPT is bound to the respective C1 unit converting enzymes remained elusive. We describe here the structure of the homopentameric formaldehyde-activating enzyme (Fae) from Methylobacterium extorquens AM1 established at 2 ...

    Tetrahydromethanopterin (H4 MPT) is a tetrahydrofolate analogue involved as a C1 carrier in the metabolism of various groups of microorganisms. How H4MPT is bound to the respective C1 unit converting enzymes remained elusive. We describe here the structure of the homopentameric formaldehyde-activating enzyme (Fae) from Methylobacterium extorquens AM1 established at 2.0 angstrom without and at 1.9 angstrom with methylene-H4MPT bound. Methylene-H4MPT is bound in an "S"-shaped conformation into the cleft formed between two adjacent subunits. Coenzyme binding is accompanied by side chain rearrangements up to 5 angstrom and leads to a rigidification of the C-terminal arm, a formation of a new hydrophobic cluster, and an inversion of the amide side chain of Gln88. Methylene-H4MPT in Fae shows a characteristic kink between the tetrahydropyrazine and the imidazolidine rings of 70 degrees that is more pronounced than that reported for free methylene-H4MPT in solution (50 degrees). Fae is an essential enzyme for energy metabolism and formaldehyde detoxification of this bacterium and catalyzes the formation of methylene-H4MPT from H4MPT and formaldehyde. The molecular mechanism ofthis reaction involving His22 as acid catalyst is discussed.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik, Max-von-Laue-Strasse 3, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Formaldehyde-activating enzyme faeA, B, C, D, E169Methylorubrum extorquens AM1Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: faeMexAM1_META1p1766
EC: 4.2.1.147
UniProt
Find proteins for Q9FA38 (Methylorubrum extorquens (strain ATCC 14718 / DSM 1338 / JCM 2805 / NCIMB 9133 / AM1))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q9FA38
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CA
Query on CA

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F [auth C]CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NA
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G [auth C], H [auth E]SODIUM ION
Na
FKNQFGJONOIPTF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.204 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.221 
  • Space Group: P 43 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 120.659α = 90
b = 120.659β = 90
c = 205.947γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SHELXSphasing
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2005-01-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance