2AEU

MJ0158, apo form


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.259 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 

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Literature

Structural and functional investigation of a putative archaeal selenocysteine synthase

Kaiser, J.T.Gromadski, K.Rother, M.Engelhardt, H.Rodnina, M.V.Wahl, M.C.

(2005) Biochemistry 44: 13315-13327

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi051110r
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacterial selenocysteine synthase converts seryl-tRNA(Sec) to selenocysteinyl-tRNA(Sec) for selenoprotein biosynthesis. The identity of this enzyme in archaea and eukaryotes is unknown. On the basis of sequence similarity, a conserved open reading fr ...

    Bacterial selenocysteine synthase converts seryl-tRNA(Sec) to selenocysteinyl-tRNA(Sec) for selenoprotein biosynthesis. The identity of this enzyme in archaea and eukaryotes is unknown. On the basis of sequence similarity, a conserved open reading frame has been annotated as a selenocysteine synthase gene in archaeal genomes. We have determined the crystal structure of the corresponding protein from Methanococcus jannaschii, MJ0158. The protein was found to be dimeric with a distinctive domain arrangement and an exposed active site, built from residues of the large domain of one protomer alone. The shape of the dimer is reminiscent of a substructure of the decameric Escherichia coli selenocysteine synthase seen in electron microscopic projections. However, biochemical analyses demonstrated that MJ0158 lacked affinity for E. coli seryl-tRNA(Sec) or M. jannaschii seryl-tRNA(Sec), and neither substrate was directly converted to selenocysteinyl-tRNA(Sec) by MJ0158 when supplied with selenophosphate. We then tested a hypothetical M. jannaschii O-phosphoseryl-tRNA(Sec) kinase and demonstrated that the enzyme converts seryl-tRNA(Sec) to O-phosphoseryl-tRNA(Sec) that could constitute an activated intermediate for selenocysteinyl-tRNA(Sec) production. MJ0158 also failed to convert O-phosphoseryl-tRNA(Sec) to selenocysteinyl-tRNA(Sec). In contrast, both archaeal and bacterial seryl-tRNA synthetases were able to charge both archaeal and bacterial tRNA(Sec) with serine, and E. coli selenocysteine synthase converted both types of seryl-tRNA(Sec) to selenocysteinyl-tRNA(Sec). These findings demonstrate that a number of factors from the selenoprotein biosynthesis machineries are cross-reactive between the bacterial and the archaeal systems but that MJ0158 either does not encode a selenocysteine synthase or requires additional factors for activity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, m/c 114-96, Pasadena, California 91125, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Hypothetical protein MJ0158
A
374Methanocaldococcus jannaschii (strain ATCC 43067 / DSM 2661 / JAL-1 / JCM 10045 / NBRC 100440)Mutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for Q57622 (Methanocaldococcus jannaschii (strain ATCC 43067 / DSM 2661 / JAL-1 / JCM 10045 / NBRC 100440))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q57622
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.259 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 58.065α = 90.00
b = 72.991β = 90.00
c = 82.782γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SHARPphasing
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2005-10-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Advisory, Derived calculations, Version format compliance