2PAH

TETRAMERIC HUMAN PHENYLALANINE HYDROXYLASE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.326 
  • R-Value Work: 0.251 

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Literature

Structure of tetrameric human phenylalanine hydroxylase and its implications for phenylketonuria.

Fusetti, F.Erlandsen, H.Flatmark, T.Stevens, R.C.

(1998) J.Biol.Chem. 273: 16962-16967


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Phenylalanine hydroxylase (PheOH) catalyzes the conversion of L-phenylalanine to L-tyrosine, the rate-limiting step in the oxidative degradation of phenylalanine. Mutations in the human PheOH gene cause phenylketonuria, a common autosomal recessive m ...

    Phenylalanine hydroxylase (PheOH) catalyzes the conversion of L-phenylalanine to L-tyrosine, the rate-limiting step in the oxidative degradation of phenylalanine. Mutations in the human PheOH gene cause phenylketonuria, a common autosomal recessive metabolic disorder that in untreated patients often results in varying degrees of mental retardation. We have determined the crystal structure of human PheOH (residues 118-452). The enzyme crystallizes as a tetramer with each monomer consisting of a catalytic and a tetramerization domain. The tetramerization domain is characterized by the presence of a domain swapping arm that interacts with the other monomers forming an antiparallel coiled-coil. The structure is the first report of a tetrameric PheOH and displays an overall architecture similar to that of the functionally related tyrosine hydroxylase. In contrast to the tyrosine hydroxylase tetramer structure, a very pronounced asymmetry is observed in the phenylalanine hydroxylase, caused by the occurrence of two alternate conformations in the hinge region that leads to the coiled-coil helix. Examination of the mutations causing PKU shows that some of the most frequent mutations are located at the interface of the catalytic and tetramerization domains. Their effects on the structural and cellular stability of the enzyme are discussed.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, University of California and Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
PROTEIN (PHENYLALANINE HYDROXYLASE)
A, B
335Homo sapiensGene Names: PAH
EC: 1.14.16.1
Find proteins for P00439 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P00439
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
FE
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A, B
FE (III) ION
Fe
VTLYFUHAOXGGBS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.326 
  • R-Value Work: 0.251 
  • Space Group: P 31 1 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 119.500α = 90.00
b = 119.500β = 90.00
c = 126.000γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing
X-PLORrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1999-10-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2007-10-16
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Derived calculations, Version format compliance