X-ray structure of Chorismate Mutase from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.182 

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Biochemical and structural characterization of the secreted chorismate mutase (Rv1885c) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv: an *AroQ enzyme not regulated by the aromatic amino acids.

Kim, S.K.Reddy, S.K.Nelson, B.C.Vasquez, G.B.Davis, A.Howard, A.J.Patterson, S.Gilliland, G.L.Ladner, J.E.Reddy, P.T.

(2006) J Bacteriol 188: 8638-8648

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.00441-06
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The gene Rv1885c from the genome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv encodes a monofunctional and secreted chorismate mutase (*MtCM) with a 33-amino-acid cleavable signal sequence; hence, it belongs to the *AroQ class of chorismate mutases. Consistent with the heterologously expressed *MtCM having periplasmic destination in Escherichia coli and the absence of a discrete periplasmic compartment in M. tuberculosis, we show here that *MtCM secretes into the culture filtrate of M. tuberculosis. *MtCM functions as a homodimer and exhibits a dimeric state of the protein at a concentration as low as 5 nM. *MtCM exhibits simple Michaelis-Menten kinetics with a Km of 0.5 +/- 0.05 mM and a k(cat) of 60 s(-1) per active site (at 37 degrees C and pH 7.5). The crystal structure of *MtCM has been determined at 1.7 A resolution (Protein Data Bank identifier 2F6L). The protein has an all alpha-helical structure, and the active site is formed within a single chain without any contribution from the second chain in the dimer. Analysis of the structure shows a novel fold topology for the protein with a topologically rearranged helix containing Arg134. We provide evidence by site-directed mutagenesis that the residues Arg49, Lys60, Arg72, Thr105, Glu109, and Arg134 constitute the catalytic site; the numbering of the residues includes the signal sequence. Our investigation on the effect of phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan on *MtCM shows that *MtCM is not regulated by the aromatic amino acids. Consistent with this observation, the X-ray structure of *MtCM does not have an allosteric regulatory site.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Biochemical Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Mail stop 831.2, Bldg. 227, Room B244, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Chorismate mutase
A, B
166Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37RvMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Rv1885c
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Go to UniProtKB:  P9WIB9
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UniProt GroupP9WIB9
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.182 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 42.89α = 90
b = 72.93β = 103.85
c = 62.06γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
X-GENdata reduction
X-GENdata scaling

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  • Version 1.0: 2005-12-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-18
    Changes: Refinement description
  • Version 1.4: 2024-04-03
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Refinement description