2NTQ

Crystal structure of pectin methylesterase in complex with hexasaccharide VII


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.211 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.181 

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Literature

Molecular basis of the activity of the phytopathogen pectin methylesterase.

Fries, M.Ihrig, J.Brocklehurst, K.Shevchik, V.E.Pickersgill, R.W.

(2007) EMBO J 26: 3879-3887

  • DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7601816
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2NSP, 2NST, 2NT6, 2NT9, 2NTB, 2NTP, 2NTQ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We provide a mechanism for the activity of pectin methylesterase (PME), the enzyme that catalyses the essential first step in bacterial invasion of plant tissues. The complexes formed in the crystal using specifically methylated pectins, together with kinetic measurements of directed mutants, provide clear insights at atomic resolution into the specificity and the processive action of the Erwinia chrysanthemi enzyme ...

    We provide a mechanism for the activity of pectin methylesterase (PME), the enzyme that catalyses the essential first step in bacterial invasion of plant tissues. The complexes formed in the crystal using specifically methylated pectins, together with kinetic measurements of directed mutants, provide clear insights at atomic resolution into the specificity and the processive action of the Erwinia chrysanthemi enzyme. Product complexes provide additional snapshots along the reaction coordinate. We previously revealed that PME is a novel aspartic-esterase possessing parallel beta-helix architecture and now show that the two conserved aspartates are the nucleophile and general acid-base in the mechanism, respectively. Other conserved residues at the catalytic centre are shown to be essential for substrate binding or transition state stabilisation. The preferential binding of methylated sugar residues upstream of the catalytic site, and demethylated residues downstream, drives the enzyme along the pectin molecule and accounts for the sequential pattern of demethylation produced by both bacterial and plant PMEs.


    Organizational Affiliation

    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Pectinesterase AA, B342Dickeya dadantii 3937Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: pemApemDda3937_03374
EC: 3.1.1.11
UniProt
Find proteins for P0C1A9 (Dickeya dadantii (strain 3937))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P0C1A9
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UniProt GroupP0C1A9
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Oligosaccharides

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D DiagramGlycosylation3D Interactions
methyl alpha-D-galactopyranuronate-(1-4)-methyl alpha-D-galactopyranuronate-(1-4)-alpha-D-galactopyranuronic acid-(1-4)-alpha-D-galactopyranuronic acid-(1-4)-alpha-D-galactopyranuronic acid-(1-4)-alpha-D-galactopyranuronic acidC, D 6N/A Oligosaccharides Interaction
Glycosylation Resources
GlyTouCan:  G29545DQ
GlyCosmos:  G29545DQ
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.211 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.181 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 51.193α = 90
b = 85.018β = 93.43
c = 97.514γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
ADSCdata collection
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
REFMACphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2007-09-18
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance
  • Version 2.0: 2020-05-13
    Changes: Atomic model, Data collection, Derived calculations
  • Version 3.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Atomic model, Data collection, Derived calculations, Structure summary