2R5E

Aedes kynurenine aminotransferase in complex with glutamine


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.84 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.243 
  • R-Value Work: 0.201 

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Literature

Structural insight into the mechanism of substrate specificity of aedes kynurenine aminotransferase.

Han, Q.Gao, Y.G.Robinson, H.Li, J.

(2008) Biochemistry 47: 1622-1630

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi701800j
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Aedes aegypti kynurenine aminotransferase (AeKAT) is a multifunctional aminotransferase. It catalyzes the transamination of a number of amino acids and uses many biologically relevant alpha-keto acids as amino group acceptors. AeKAT also is a cystein ...

    Aedes aegypti kynurenine aminotransferase (AeKAT) is a multifunctional aminotransferase. It catalyzes the transamination of a number of amino acids and uses many biologically relevant alpha-keto acids as amino group acceptors. AeKAT also is a cysteine S-conjugate beta-lyase. The most important function of AeKAT is the biosynthesis of kynurenic acid, a natural antagonist of NMDA and alpha7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Here, we report the crystal structures of AeKAT in complex with its best amino acid substrates, glutamine and cysteine. Glutamine is found in both subunits of the biological dimer, and cysteine is found in one of the two subunits. Both substrates form external aldemines with pyridoxal 5-phosphate in the structures. This is the first instance in which one pyridoxal 5-phosphate enzyme has been crystallized with cysteine or glutamine forming external aldimine complexes, cysteinyl aldimine and glutaminyl aldimine. All the units with substrate are in the closed conformation form, and the unit without substrate is in the open form, which suggests that the binding of substrate induces the conformation change of AeKAT. By comparing the active site residues of the AeKAT-cysteine structure with those of the human KAT I-phenylalanine structure, we determined that Tyr286 in AeKAT is changed to Phe278 in human KAT I, which may explain why AeKAT transaminates hydrophilic amino acids more efficiently than human KAT I does.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Kynurenine aminotransferase
A, B
429Aedes aegyptiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: KAT
Find proteins for Q95VY4 (Aedes aegypti)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q95VY4
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
QLP
Query on QLP

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A, B
N~2~-({3-HYDROXY-2-METHYL-5-[(PHOSPHONOOXY)METHYL]PYRIDIN-4-YL}METHYL)-L-GLUTAMINE
N-({3-HYDROXY-2-METHYL-5-[(PHOSPHONOOXY)METHYL]PYRIDIN-4-YL}METHYL)-L-GLUTAMINE
C13 H20 N3 O8 P
TUUVENFNODJVKV-JTQLQIEISA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.84 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.243 
  • R-Value Work: 0.201 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 56.374α = 90.00
b = 95.589β = 90.00
c = 165.901γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
MOLREPphasing
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-03-18
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance