2G1P

Structure of E. coli DNA adenine methyltransferase (DAM)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.89 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.216 
  • R-Value Work: 0.188 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.188 

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Literature

Structure and substrate recognition of the Escherichia coli DNA adenine methyltransferase.

Horton, J.R.Liebert, K.Bekes, M.Jeltsch, A.Cheng, X.

(2006) J Mol Biol 358: 559-570

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2006.02.028
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2G1P

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The structure of the Escherichia coli Dam DNA-(adenine-N6)-methyltransferase in complex with cognate DNA was determined at 1.89 A resolution in the presence of S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine. DNA recognition and the dynamics of base-flipping were studied by site-directed mutagenesis, DNA methylation kinetics and fluorescence stopped-flow experiments ...

    The structure of the Escherichia coli Dam DNA-(adenine-N6)-methyltransferase in complex with cognate DNA was determined at 1.89 A resolution in the presence of S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine. DNA recognition and the dynamics of base-flipping were studied by site-directed mutagenesis, DNA methylation kinetics and fluorescence stopped-flow experiments. Our data illustrate the mechanism of coupling of DNA recognition and base-flipping. Contacts to the non-target strand in the second (3') half of the GATC site are established by R124 to the fourth base-pair, and by L122 and P134 to the third base-pair. The aromatic ring of Y119 intercalates into the DNA between the second and third base-pairs, which is essential for base-flipping to occur. Compared to previous published structures of bacteriophage T4 Dam, three major new observations are made in E.coli Dam. (1) The first Gua is recognized by K9, removal of which abrogates the first base-pair recognition. (2) The flipped target Ade binds to the surface of EcoDam in the absence of S-adenosyl-L-methionine, which illustrates a possible intermediate in the base-flipping pathway. (3) The orphaned Thy residue displays structural flexibility by adopting an extrahelical or intrahelical position where it is in contact to N120.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine, 1510 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
DNA adenine methylaseC [auth A],
D [auth B]
278Escherichia coliMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: dam
EC: 2.1.1.72
UniProt
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UniProt GroupP0AEE8
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
5'-D(*TP*CP*TP*AP*GP*AP*TP*CP*TP*AP*GP*A)-3'A [auth F],
B [auth G]
12N/A
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Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SAH
Query on SAH

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E [auth A],
F [auth B]
S-ADENOSYL-L-HOMOCYSTEINE
C14 H20 N6 O5 S
ZJUKTBDSGOFHSH-WFMPWKQPSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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G [auth B]GLYCEROL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.89 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.216 
  • R-Value Work: 0.188 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.188 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 46.2α = 90
b = 71.3β = 90.03
c = 97.8γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
SCALEPACKdata scaling
GLRFphasing
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2006-11-21
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance