2VHH

Crystal structure of a pyrimidine degrading enzyme from Drosophila melanogaster


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.217 

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Literature

The Crystal Structure of Beta-Alanine Synthase from Drosophila Melanogaster Reveals a Homooctameric Helical Turn-Like Assembly.

Lundgren, S.Lohkamp, B.Andersen, B.Piskur, J.Dobritzsch, D.

(2008) J Mol Biol 377: 1544

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2008.02.011
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2VHH, 2VHI

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Beta-alanine synthase (betaAS) is the third enzyme in the reductive pyrimidine catabolic pathway, which is responsible for the breakdown of the nucleotide bases uracil and thymine in higher organisms. It catalyzes the hydrolysis of N-carbamyl-beta-alanine and N-carbamyl-beta-aminoisobutyrate to the corresponding beta-amino acids ...

    Beta-alanine synthase (betaAS) is the third enzyme in the reductive pyrimidine catabolic pathway, which is responsible for the breakdown of the nucleotide bases uracil and thymine in higher organisms. It catalyzes the hydrolysis of N-carbamyl-beta-alanine and N-carbamyl-beta-aminoisobutyrate to the corresponding beta-amino acids. betaASs are grouped into two phylogenetically unrelated subfamilies, a general eukaryote one and a fungal one. To reveal the molecular architecture and understand the catalytic mechanism of the general eukaryote betaAS subfamily, we determined the crystal structure of Drosophila melanogaster betaAS to 2.8 A resolution. It shows a homooctameric assembly of the enzyme in the shape of a left-handed helical turn, in which tightly packed dimeric units are related by 2-fold symmetry. Such an assembly would allow formation of higher oligomers by attachment of additional dimers on both ends. The subunit has a nitrilase-like fold and consists of a central beta-sandwich with a layer of alpha-helices packed against both sides. However, the core fold of the nitrilase superfamily enzymes is extended in D. melanogaster betaAS by addition of several secondary structure elements at the N-terminus. The active site can be accessed from the solvent by a narrow channel and contains the triad of catalytic residues (Cys, Glu, and Lys) conserved in nitrilase-like enzymes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, SE-17177 Stockholm, Sweden.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
CG3027-PA ABCD405Drosophila melanogasterMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: pyd3betaASbetaASaseDmel\CG3027CG3027Dmel_CG3027
EC: 3.5.1.6 (PDB Primary Data), 3.5.1 (UniProt)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q9VI04
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.217 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 95.04α = 90
b = 197.88β = 90
c = 97.96γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2008-03-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance