2VWT

Crystal structure of YfaU, a metal ion dependent class II aldolase from Escherichia coli K12 - Mg-pyruvate product complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.93 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.168 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.169 

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Literature

Crystal Structure and Functional Assignment of Yfau, a Metal Ion Dependent Class II Aldolase from Escherichia Coli K12.

Rea, D.Hovington, R.Rakus, J.F.Gerlt, J.A.Fulop, V.Bugg, T.D.H.Roper, D.I.

(2008) Biochemistry 47: 9955

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi800943g
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2VWS, 2VWT

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • One of the major challenges in the postgenomic era is the functional assignment of proteins using sequence- and structure-based predictive methods coupled with experimental validation. We have used these approaches to investigate the structure and function of the Escherichia coli K-12 protein YfaU, annotated as a putative 4-hydroxy-2-ketoheptane-1,7-dioate aldolase (HpcH) in the sequence databases ...

    One of the major challenges in the postgenomic era is the functional assignment of proteins using sequence- and structure-based predictive methods coupled with experimental validation. We have used these approaches to investigate the structure and function of the Escherichia coli K-12 protein YfaU, annotated as a putative 4-hydroxy-2-ketoheptane-1,7-dioate aldolase (HpcH) in the sequence databases. HpcH is the final enzyme in the degradation pathway of the aromatic compound homoprotocatechuate. We have determined the crystal structure of apo-YfaU and the Mg (2+)-pyruvate product complex. Despite greater sequence and structural similarity to HpcH, genomic context suggests YfaU is instead a 2-keto-3-deoxy sugar aldolase like the homologous 2-dehydro-3-deoxygalactarate aldolase (DDGA). Enzyme kinetic measurements show activity with the probable physiological substrate 2-keto-3-deoxy- l-rhamnonate, supporting the functional assignment, as well as the structurally similar 2-keto-3-deoxy- l-mannonate and 2-keto-3-deoxy- l-lyxonate (see accompanying paper: Rakus, J. F., Fedorov, A. A., Fedorov, E. V., Glasner, M. E., Hubbard, B. K., Delli, J. D., Babbitt, P. C., Almo, S. C., and Gerlt, J. A. (2008) Biochemistry 47, 9944-9954). YfaU has similar activity toward the HpcH substrate 4-hydroxy-2-ketoheptane-1,7-dioate and synthetic substrates 4-hydroxy-2-ketopentanoic acid and 4-hydroxy-2-ketohexanoic acid. This indicates a relaxed substrate specificity that complicates the functional assignment of members of this enzyme superfamily. Crystal structures suggest these enzymes use an Asp-His intersubunit dyad to activate a metal-bound water or hydroxide for proton transfer during catalysis.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
YFAU, 2-KETO-3-DEOXY SUGAR ALDOLASEA, B, C267Escherichia coli K-12Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rhmAyfaUb2245JW2239
EC: 4.1.2.20 (PDB Primary Data), 4.1.2.53 (UniProt)
UniProt
Find proteins for P76469 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P76469
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.93 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.168 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.169 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 105.6α = 90
b = 137.7β = 90
c = 124.1γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2008-09-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Version format compliance