2AE0

Crystal structure of MltA from Escherichia coli reveals a unique lytic transglycosylase fold


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.237 
  • R-Value Work: 0.203 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.205 

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Literature

Crystal Structure of MltA from Escherichia coli Reveals a Unique Lytic Transglycosylase Fold

van Straaten, K.E.Dijkstra, B.W.Vollmer, W.Thunnissen, A.M.W.H.

(2005) J Mol Biol 352: 1068-1080

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2005.07.067
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2AE0

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Lytic transglycosylases are bacterial enzymes involved in the maintenance and growth of the bacterial cell-wall peptidoglycan. They cleave the beta-(1,4)-glycosidic bonds in peptidoglycan forming non-reducing 1,6-anhydromuropeptides. The crystal structure of the lytic transglycosylase MltA from Escherichia coli without a membrane anchor was solved at 2 ...

    Lytic transglycosylases are bacterial enzymes involved in the maintenance and growth of the bacterial cell-wall peptidoglycan. They cleave the beta-(1,4)-glycosidic bonds in peptidoglycan forming non-reducing 1,6-anhydromuropeptides. The crystal structure of the lytic transglycosylase MltA from Escherichia coli without a membrane anchor was solved at 2.0A resolution. The enzyme has a fold completely different from those of the other known lytic transglycosylases. It contains two domains, the largest of which has a double-psi beta-barrel fold, similar to that of endoglucanase V from Humicola insolens. The smaller domain also has a beta-barrel fold topology, which is weakly related to that of the RNA-binding domain of ribosomal proteins L25 and TL5. A large groove separates the two domains, which can accommodate a glycan strand, as shown by molecular modelling. Several conserved residues, one of which is in a position equivalent to that of the catalytic acid of the H.insolens endoglucanase, flank this putative substrate-binding groove. Mutation of this residue, Asp308, abolished all activity of the enzyme, supporting the direct participation of this residue in catalysis.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Membrane-bound lytic murein transglycosylase AA [auth X]345Escherichia coliMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: mltA
EC: 3.2.1 (PDB Primary Data), 4.2.2 (UniProt)
UniProt
Find proteins for P0A935 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P0A935
Entity Groups  
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UniProt GroupP0A935
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
EDO
Query on EDO

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B [auth X]1,2-ETHANEDIOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ACY
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C [auth X]ACETIC ACID
C2 H4 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.237 
  • R-Value Work: 0.203 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.205 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 103.873α = 90
b = 103.873β = 90
c = 109.777γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
SnBphasing
SOLVEphasing
RESOLVEphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2005-10-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-11
    Changes: Refinement description