2FRX

Crystal structure of YebU, a m5C RNA methyltransferase from E.coli


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.282 
  • R-Value Work: 0.231 

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Literature

The structure of the RNA m5C methyltransferase YebU from Escherichia coli reveals a C-terminal RNA-recruiting PUA domain

Hallberg, B.M.Ericsson, U.B.Johnson, K.A.Andersen, N.M.Douthwaite, S.Nordlund, P.Beuscher IV, A.E.Erlandsen, H.

(2006) J.Mol.Biol. 360: 774-787

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2006.05.047

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Nucleotide methylations are the most common type of rRNA modification in bacteria, and are introduced post-transcriptionally by a wide variety of site-specific enzymes. Three 5-methylcytidine (m(5)C) bases are found in the rRNAs of Escherichia coli a ...

    Nucleotide methylations are the most common type of rRNA modification in bacteria, and are introduced post-transcriptionally by a wide variety of site-specific enzymes. Three 5-methylcytidine (m(5)C) bases are found in the rRNAs of Escherichia coli and one of these, at nucleotide 1407 in 16 S rRNA, is the modification product of the methyltransferase (MTase) YebU (also called RsmF). YebU requires S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM) and methylates C1407 within assembled 30 S subunits, but not in naked 16 S rRNA or within tight-couple 70 S ribosomes. Here, we describe the three-dimensional structure of YebU determined by X-ray crystallography, and we present a molecular model for how YebU specifically recognizes, binds and methylates its ribosomal substrate. The YebU protein has an N-terminal SAM-binding catalytic domain with structural similarity to the equivalent domains in several other m(5)C RNA MTases including RsmB and PH1374. The C-terminal one-third of YebU contains a domain similar to that in pseudouridine synthases and archaeosine-specific transglycosylases (PUA-domain), which was not predicted by sequence alignments. Furthermore, YebU is predicted to contain extended regions of positive electrostatic potential that differ from other RNA-MTase structures, suggesting that YebU interacts with its RNA target in a different manner. Docking of YebU onto the 30 S subunit indicates that the PUA and MTase domains make several contacts with 16 S rRNA as well as with the ribosomal protein S12. The ribosomal protein interactions would explain why the assembled 30 S subunit, and not naked 16 S rRNA, is the preferred substrate for YebU.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institute, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Hypothetical protein yebU
A, B, C, D
479Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rsmF (yebU)
EC: 2.1.1.178
Find proteins for P76273 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P76273
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A, B, C, D
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.282 
  • R-Value Work: 0.231 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 67.706α = 88.33
b = 87.126β = 76.79
c = 95.048γ = 90.19
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XDSdata reduction
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
REFMACrefinement
SOLVEphasing
SHELXDphasing
XSCALEdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-08-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Advisory, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2018-05-23
    Type: Data collection