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The crystal structure of Pyrococcus abyssi tRNA (uracil-54, C5)- methyltransferase in complex with S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.228 
  • R-Value Work: 0.182 

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Literature

The Crystal Structure of Pyrococcus Abyssi tRNA (Uracil-54, C5)-Methyltransferase Provides Insights Into its tRNA Specificity.

Walbott, H.Leulliot, N.Grosjean, H.Golinelli-Pimpaneau, B.

(2008) Nucleic Acids Res. 36: 4929

  • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkn437
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The 5-methyluridine is invariably found at position 54 in the TPsiC loop of tRNAs of most organisms. In Pyrococcus abyssi, its formation is catalyzed by the S-adenosyl-l-methionine-dependent tRNA (uracil-54, C5)-methyltransferase ((Pab)TrmU54), an en ...

    The 5-methyluridine is invariably found at position 54 in the TPsiC loop of tRNAs of most organisms. In Pyrococcus abyssi, its formation is catalyzed by the S-adenosyl-l-methionine-dependent tRNA (uracil-54, C5)-methyltransferase ((Pab)TrmU54), an enzyme that emerged through an ancient horizontal transfer of an RNA (uracil, C5)-methyltransferase-like gene from bacteria to archaea. The crystal structure of (Pab)TrmU54 in complex with S-adenosyl-l-homocysteine at 1.9 A resolution shows the protein organized into three domains like Escherichia coli RumA, which catalyzes the same reaction at position 1939 of 23S rRNA. A positively charged groove at the interface between the three domains probably locates part of the tRNA-binding site of (Pab)TrmU54. We show that a mini-tRNA lacking both the D and anticodon stem-loops is recognized by (Pab)TrmU54. These results were used to model yeast tRNA(Asp) in the (Pab)TrmU54 structure to get further insights into the different RNA specificities of RumA and (Pab)TrmU54. Interestingly, the presence of two flexible loops in the central domain, unique to (Pab)TrmU54, may explain the different substrate selectivities of both enzymes. We also predict that a large TPsiC loop conformational change has to occur for the flipping of the target uridine into the (Pab)TrmU54 active site during catalysis.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Enzymology and Structural Biochemistry Laboratory, CNRS, 1 avenue de la Terrasse, 91198 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
UNCHARACTERIZED RNA METHYLTRANSFERASE PYRAB10780
A
425Pyrococcus abyssi (strain GE5 / Orsay)Mutation(s): 0 
EC: 2.1.1.35
Find proteins for Q9UZR7 (Pyrococcus abyssi (strain GE5 / Orsay))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9UZR7
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
Query on GOL

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A
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SAH
Query on SAH

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A
S-ADENOSYL-L-HOMOCYSTEINE
C14 H20 N6 O5 S
ZJUKTBDSGOFHSH-WFMPWKQPSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.228 
  • R-Value Work: 0.182 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 62.894α = 90.00
b = 63.313β = 90.00
c = 101.685γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
MOLREPphasing
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-08-05
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-07
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance