Crystal structure of Salmonella thyphimurium LT2 glyoxalase II

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.45 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.175 
  • R-Value Work: 0.153 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.157 

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Biochemical and Structural Characterization of Salmonella typhimurium Glyoxalase II: New Insights into Metal Ion Selectivity

Campos-Bermudez, V.A.Leite, N.R.Krog, R.Costa-Filho, A.J.Soncini, F.C.Oliva, G.Vila, A.J.

(2007) Biochemistry 46: 11069-11079

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/bi7007245
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Glyoxalase II is a hydrolytic enzyme part of the glyoxalase system, responsible for detoxifying several cytotoxic compounds employing glutathione. Glyoxalase II belongs to the superfamily of metallo-beta-lactamases, with a conserved motif able to bind up to two metal ions in their active sites, generally zinc. Instead, several eukaryotic glyoxalases II have been characterized with different ratios of iron, zinc, and manganese ions. We have expressed a gene coding for a putative member of this enzyme superfamily from Salmonella typhimurium that we demonstrate, on the basis of its activity, to be a glyoxalase II, named GloB. Recombinant GloB expressed in Escherichia coli was purified with variable amounts of iron, zinc, and manganese. All forms display similar activities, as can be shown from protein expression in minimal medium supplemented with specific metal ions. The crystal structure of GloB solved at 1.4 A shows a protein fold and active site similar to those of its eukaryotic homologues. NMR and EPR experiments also reveal a conserved electronic structure at the metal site. GloB is therefore able to accommodate these different metal ions and to carry out the hydrolytic reaction with similar efficiencies in all cases. The metal promiscuity of this enzyme (in contrast to other members of the same superfamily) can be accounted for by the presence of a conserved Asp residue acting as a second-shell ligand that is expected to increase the hardness of the metal binding site, therefore favoring iron uptake in glyoxalases II.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario, IBR-CONICET and Area Biofísica, Facultad de Ciencias Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario S2002LRK, Argentina.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Hydroxyacylglutathione hydrolase258Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium str. LT2Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: gloBSTM0261
Find proteins for Q8ZRM2 (Salmonella typhimurium (strain LT2 / SGSC1412 / ATCC 700720))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q8ZRM2
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UniProt GroupQ8ZRM2
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.45 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.175 
  • R-Value Work: 0.153 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.157 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 43.376α = 90
b = 57.176β = 111.94
c = 53.937γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALAdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
MOSFLMdata reduction

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  • Version 1.0: 2007-10-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2023-08-30
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Refinement description