2AZJ

Crystal structure for the mutant D81C of Sulfolobus solfataricus hexaprenyl pyrophosphate synthase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.347 
  • R-Value Work: 0.317 

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Literature

Homodimeric hexaprenyl pyrophosphate synthase from the thermoacidophilic crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus displays asymmetric subunit structures

Sun, H.Y.Ko, T.P.Kuo, C.J.Guo, R.T.Chou, C.C.Liang, P.H.Wang, A.H.J.

(2005) J.Bacteriol. 187: 8137-8148

  • DOI: 10.1128/JB.187.23.8137-8148.2005
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Hexaprenyl pyrophosphate synthase (HexPPs) from Sulfolobus solfataricus catalyzes the synthesis of trans-C(30)-hexaprenyl pyrophosphate (HexPP) by reacting two isopentenyl pyrophosphate molecules with one geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate. The crystal str ...

    Hexaprenyl pyrophosphate synthase (HexPPs) from Sulfolobus solfataricus catalyzes the synthesis of trans-C(30)-hexaprenyl pyrophosphate (HexPP) by reacting two isopentenyl pyrophosphate molecules with one geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate. The crystal structure of the homodimeric C(30)-HexPPs resembles those of other trans-prenyltransferases, including farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (FPPs) and octaprenyl pyrophosphate synthase (OPPs). In both subunits, 10 core helices are arranged about a central active site cavity. Leu164 in the middle of the cavity controls the product chain length. Two protein conformers are observed in the S. solfataricus HexPPs structure, and the major difference between them occurs in the flexible region of residues 84 to 100. Several helices (alphaI, alphaJ, alphaK, and part of alphaH) and the associated loops have high-temperature factors in one monomer, which may be related to the domain motion that controls the entrance to the active site. Different side chain conformations of Trp136 in two HexPPs subunits result in weaker hydrophobic interactions at the dimer interface, in contrast to the symmetric pi-pi stacking interactions of aromatic side chains found in FPPs and OPPs. Finally, the three-conformer switched model may explain the catalytic process for HexPPs.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Biochemical Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthetase
A, B
289Saccharolobus solfataricus (strain ATCC 35092 / DSM 1617 / JCM 11322 / P2)Mutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: gdS-2
EC: 2.5.1.82
Find proteins for Q97W92 (Saccharolobus solfataricus (strain ATCC 35092 / DSM 1617 / JCM 11322 / P2))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q97W92
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.347 
  • R-Value Work: 0.317 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 91.926α = 90.00
b = 91.926β = 90.00
c = 121.810γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
HKL-2000data reduction
CNSphasing
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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  • Version 1.0: 2006-03-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance