2CCK

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF UNLIGANDED S. AUREUS THYMIDYLATE KINASE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.21 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.197 

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Literature

Structures of S. Aureus Thymidylate Kinase Reveal an Atypical Active Site Configuration and an Intermediate Conformational State Upon Substrate Binding

Kotaka, M.Dhaliwal, B.Ren, J.Nichols, C.E.Angell, R.Lockyer, M.Hawkins, A.R.Stammers, D.K.

(2006) Protein Sci 15: 774

  • DOI: 10.1110/ps.052002406
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2CCG, 2CCJ, 2CCK

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) poses a major threat to human health, particularly through hospital acquired infection. The spread of MRSA means that novel targets are required to develop potential inhibitors to combat infections caused by such drug-resistant bacteria ...

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) poses a major threat to human health, particularly through hospital acquired infection. The spread of MRSA means that novel targets are required to develop potential inhibitors to combat infections caused by such drug-resistant bacteria. Thymidylate kinase (TMK) is attractive as an antibacterial target as it is essential for providing components for DNA synthesis. Here, we report crystal structures of unliganded and thymidylate-bound forms of S. aureus thymidylate kinase (SaTMK). His-tagged and untagged SaTMK crystallize with differing lattice packing and show variations in conformational states for unliganded and thymidylate (TMP) bound forms. In addition to open and closed forms of SaTMK, an intermediate conformation in TMP binding is observed, in which the site is partially closed. Analysis of these structures indicates a sequence of events upon TMP binding, with helix alpha3 shifting position initially, followed by movement of alpha2 to close the substrate site. In addition, we observe significant conformational differences in the TMP-binding site in SaTMK as compared to available TMK structures from other bacterial species, Escherichia coli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis as well as human TMK. In SaTMK, Arg 48 is situated at the base of the TMP-binding site, close to the thymine ring, whereas a cis-proline occupies the equivalent position in other TMKs. The observed TMK structural differences mean that design of compounds highly specific for the S. aureus enzyme looks possible; such inhibitors could minimize the transfer of drug resistance between different bacterial species.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Structural Biology, The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7BN, United Kingdom.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
THYMIDYLATE KINASEA, B205Staphylococcus aureusMutation(s): 0 
EC: 2.7.4.9
UniProt
Find proteins for P65248 (Staphylococcus aureus (strain Mu50 / ATCC 700699))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P65248
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UniProt GroupP65248
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.21 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.197 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 46.26α = 90
b = 89.88β = 99.92
c = 50.15γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2006-03-08
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance