3A25

Crystal structure of P. horikoshii TYW2 in complex with AdoMet


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 

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Literature

Structural basis of AdoMet-dependent aminocarboxypropyl transfer reaction catalyzed by tRNA-wybutosine synthesizing enzyme, TYW2

Umitsu, M.Nishimasu, H.Noma, A.Suzuki, T.Ishitani, R.Nureki, O.

(2009) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 106: 15616-15621

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0905270106
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • S-adenosylmethionine (AdoMet) is a methyl donor used by a wide variety of methyltransferases, and it is also used as the source of an alpha-amino-alpha-carboxypropyl ("acp") group by several enzymes. tRNA-yW synthesizing enzyme-2 (TYW2) is involved i ...

    S-adenosylmethionine (AdoMet) is a methyl donor used by a wide variety of methyltransferases, and it is also used as the source of an alpha-amino-alpha-carboxypropyl ("acp") group by several enzymes. tRNA-yW synthesizing enzyme-2 (TYW2) is involved in the biogenesis of a hypermodified nucleotide, wybutosine (yW), and it catalyzes the transfer of the "acp" group from AdoMet to the C7 position of the imG-14 base, a yW precursor. This modified nucleoside yW is exclusively located at position 37 of eukaryotic tRNA(Phe), and it ensures the anticodon-codon pairing on the ribosomal decoding site. Although this "acp" group has a significant role in preventing decoding frame shifts, the mechanism of the "acp" group transfer by TYW2 remains unresolved. Here we report the crystal structures and functional analyses of two archaeal homologs of TYW2 from Pyrococcus horikoshii and Methanococcus jannaschii. The in vitro mass spectrometric and radioisotope-labeling analyses confirmed that these archaeal TYW2 homologues have the same activity as yeast TYW2. The crystal structures verified that the archaeal TYW2 contains a canonical class-I methyltransferase (MTase) fold. However, their AdoMet-bound structures revealed distinctive AdoMet-binding modes, in which the "acp" group, instead of the methyl group, of AdoMet is directed to the substrate binding pocket. Our findings, which were confirmed by extensive mutagenesis studies, explain why TYW2 transfers the "acp" group, and not the methyl group, from AdoMet to the nucleobase.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8639, Japan.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Uncharacterized protein PH0793
A
301Pyrococcus horikoshii (strain ATCC 700860 / DSM 12428 / JCM 9974 / NBRC 100139 / OT-3)Gene Names: taw2
EC: 2.5.1.114
Find proteins for O58523 (Pyrococcus horikoshii (strain ATCC 700860 / DSM 12428 / JCM 9974 / NBRC 100139 / OT-3))
Go to UniProtKB:  O58523
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SAM
Query on SAM

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A
S-ADENOSYLMETHIONINE
C15 H22 N6 O5 S
MEFKEPWMEQBLKI-FCKMPRQPSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 
  • Space Group: H 3
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 131.603α = 90.00
b = 131.603β = 90.00
c = 99.358γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data scaling
MOLREPphasing
HKL-2000data collection
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-09-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance